Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO into Azure AD, you need to add Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO in the search box.
  6. Select Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

Configure and test Azure AD SSO for Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.

    a. If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    b. Click Set additional URLs.

    c. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type the URL: https://login.umbrella.com/sso

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO SSO

  1. In a different browser window, sign-on to your Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO company site as administrator.

  2. From the left side of menu, click Admin and navigate to Authentication and then click on SAML.

    The Admin

  3. Choose Other and click on NEXT.

    The Other

  4. On the Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO Metadata, page, click NEXT.

    The metadata

  5. On the Upload Metadata tab, if you had pre-configured SAML, select Click here to change them option and follow the below steps.

    The Next

  6. In the Option A: Upload XML file, upload the Federation Metadata XML file that you downloaded from the Azure portal and after uploading metadata the below values get auto populated automatically then click NEXT.

    The choosefile

  7. Under Validate SAML Configuration section, click TEST YOUR SAML CONFIGURATION.

    The Test

  8. Click SAVE.

Create Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO, they must be provisioned into Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO.
In the case of Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. In a different browser window, sign-on to your Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO company site as administrator.

  2. From the left side of menu, click Admin and navigate to Accounts.

    The Account

  3. On the Accounts page, click on Add on the top right side of the page and perform the following steps.

    The User

    a. In the First Name field, enter the firstname like Britta.

    b. In the Last Name field, enter the lastname like simon.

    c. From the Choose Delegated Admin Role, select your role.

    d. In the Email Address field, enter the emailaddress of user like brittasimon@contoso.com.

    e. In the Password field, enter your password.

    f. In the Confirm Password field, re-enter your password.

    g. Click CREATE.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO for which you set up the SSO.

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Cisco Umbrella Admin SSO you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.