Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Cisco Umbrella

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Cisco Umbrella with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Cisco Umbrella with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Cisco Umbrella.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cisco Umbrella (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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Cisco Umbrella, 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
  • Cisco Umbrella single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • Cisco Umbrella supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

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

To add Cisco Umbrella from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type Cisco Umbrella, select Cisco Umbrella from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Cisco Umbrella in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with [Application name] 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 [Application name] needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with [Application name], you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Cisco Umbrella Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create Cisco Umbrella test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Cisco Umbrella that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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 [Application name], perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Cisco Umbrella application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    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.

    Cisco Umbrella Domain and URLs single sign-on information

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

    b. Click Set additional URLs.

    c. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a 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 section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure Ad Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure Cisco Umbrella Single Sign-On

  1. In a different browser window, sign-on to your Cisco Umbrella 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 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 an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    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 Cisco Umbrella.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Cisco Umbrella.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, type and select Cisco Umbrella.

    The Cisco Umbrella link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. 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.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create Cisco Umbrella test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to Cisco Umbrella, they must be provisioned into Cisco Umbrella.
In the case of Cisco Umbrella, 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 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 single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the Cisco Umbrella tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Cisco Umbrella for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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