Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Cezanne HR Software
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Cezanne HR Software with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Cezanne HR Software with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Cezanne HR Software.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cezanne HR Software (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
- You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with Cezanne HR Software, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
- Cezanne HR Software single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Cezanne HR Software supports SP initiated SSO
Adding Cezanne HR Software from the gallery
To configure the integration of Cezanne HR Software into Azure AD, you need to add Cezanne HR Software from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Cezanne HR Software from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Cezanne HR Software, select Cezanne HR Software from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Cezanne HR Software based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Cezanne HR Software needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Cezanne HR Software, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Cezanne HR Software Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Cezanne HR Software test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Cezanne HR Software that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Cezanne HR Software, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Cezanne HR Software application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type the URL:
c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Reply URL. Contact Cezanne HR Software Client support team to get these values.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Cezanne HR Software section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure Ad Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure Cezanne HR Software Single Sign-On
In a different web browser window, sign-on to your Cezanne HR Software tenant as an administrator.
On the left navigation pane, click System Setup. Go to Security Settings. Then navigate to Single Sign-On Configuration.
In the Allow users to log in using the following Single Sign-On (SSO) Service panel, check the SAML 2.0 box and select the Advanced Configuration option.
Click Add New button.
Perform the following steps on SAML 2.0 IDENTITY PROVIDERS section.
a. Enter the name of your Identity Provider as the Display Name.
b. In the Entity Identifier textbox, paste the value of Azure Ad Identifier which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. Change the SAML Binding to 'POST'.
d. In the Security Token Service Endpoint textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. In the User ID Attribute Name textbox, enter
f. Click Upload icon to upload the downloaded certificate from Azure portal.
g. Click the Ok button.
Click Save button.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type firstname.lastname@example.org
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Cezanne HR Software.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Cezanne HR Software.
In the applications list, select Cezanne HR Software.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create Cezanne HR Software test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into Cezanne HR Software, they must be provisioned into Cezanne HR Software. In the case of Cezanne HR Software, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Log into your Cezanne HR Software company site as an administrator.
On the left navigation pane, click System Setup. Go to Manage Users. Then navigate to Add New User.
On PERSON DETAILS section, perform below steps:
a. Set Internal User as OFF.
b. In the First Name textbox, type the First Name of user like Britta.
c. In the Last Name textbox, type the last Name of user like Simon.
d. In the E-mail textbox, type the email address of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.
On Account Information section, perform below steps:
a. In the Username textbox, type the email of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.
b. In the Password textbox, type the password of user.
c. Select HR Professional as Security Role.
d. Click OK.
Navigate to Single Sign-On tab and select Add New in the SAML 2.0 Identifiers area.
Choose your Identity Provider for the Identity Provider and in the text box of User Identifier, enter the email address of Britta Simon account.
Click Save button.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Cezanne HR Software tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Cezanne HR Software for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.