Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with ClickTime
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate ClickTime with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating ClickTime with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to ClickTime
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to ClickTime (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 ClickTime, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A ClickTime 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 ClickTime from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding ClickTime from the gallery
To configure the integration of ClickTime into Azure AD, you need to add ClickTime from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add ClickTime 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 ClickTime, select ClickTime 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 ClickTime based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in ClickTime is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in ClickTime needs to be established.
In ClickTime, 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 ClickTime, 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 ClickTime test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in ClickTime 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 ClickTime application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with ClickTime, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the ClickTime 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 ClickTime Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL as:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following patterns:
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.
Click Save button.
On the ClickTime Configuration section, click Configure ClickTime to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.
In a different web browser window, log into your ClickTime company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the top, click Preferences, and then click Security Settings.
In the Single Sign-On Preferences configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. Select Allow sign-in using Single Sign-On (SSO) with Azure AD.
b. In the Identity Provider Endpoint textbox, paste SAML Single Sign-On Service URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. Open the base-64 encoded certificate downloaded from Azure portal in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the X.509 Certificate textbox.
d. Click Save.
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 textbox, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.
c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.
d. Click Create.
Create a ClickTime test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into ClickTime, they must be provisioned into ClickTime.
In the case of ClickTime, provisioning is a manual task.
You can use any other ClickTime user account creation tools or APIs provided by ClickTime to provision Azure AD user accounts.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
- Log in to your ClickTime tenant.
In the toolbar on the top, click Company, and then click People.
Click Add Person.
In the New Person section, perform the following steps:
a. In the full name textbox, type full name of user like Britta Simon.
b. In the email address textbox, type the email of user like email@example.com.
If you want to, you can set additional properties of the new person object.
c. Click Save.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to ClickTime.
To assign Britta Simon to ClickTime, 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 ClickTime.
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 ClickTime tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your ClickTime application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.