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 automatically get signed-on 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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Cezanne HR Software, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Cezanne HR Software single sign-on enabled subscription
To test the steps in this tutorial, we do not recommend using a production environment.
To test the steps in this tutorial, you should follow these recommendations:
- Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
- If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.
In this tutorial, you test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment. The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:
- Adding Cezanne HR Software from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
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. Then go to All applications.
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, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Cezanne HR Software is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Cezanne HR Software needs to be established.
In Cezanne HR Software, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.
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.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Create a 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.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 and configure single sign-on in your Cezanne HR Software application.
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, click Single sign-on.
On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
On the Cezanne HR Software Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type the URL:
b. In the Identifier textbox, type the URL:
c. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL:
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 SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.
Click Save button.
On the Cezanne HR Software Configuration section, click Configure Cezanne HR Software to open Configure sign-on window.
Scroll down to the Quick Reference section. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL and SAML Entity ID from the Quick Reference section.
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 SAML Entity ID 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 SAML Single Sign-on Service 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.
You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.
To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.
In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.
c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Create a 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.
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.
To assign Britta Simon to Cezanne HR Software, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
In the applications list, select Cezanne HR Software.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
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 get automatically signed-on to your Cezanne HR Software application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.