Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with CloudPassage

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate CloudPassage with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating CloudPassage with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to CloudPassage
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to CloudPassage (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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with CloudPassage, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A CloudPassage single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

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 here.

Scenario description

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:

  1. Adding CloudPassage from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add CloudPassage from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

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

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type CloudPassage.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select CloudPassage, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with CloudPassage based on a test user called "Britta Simon."

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in CloudPassage is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in CloudPassage needs to be established.

In CloudPassage, 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 CloudPassage, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a CloudPassage test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in CloudPassage that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring 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 CloudPassage application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with CloudPassage, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the CloudPassage application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the CloudPassage Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://portal.cloudpassage.com/saml/init/accountid

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://portal.cloudpassage.com/saml/consume/accountid. You can get your value for this attribute by clicking SSO Setup documentation in the Single Sign-on Settings section of your CloudPassage portal.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. Contact CloudPassage Client support team to get these values.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Your CloudPassage application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows an example for this.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog, configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    Attribute Name Attribute Value
    firstname user.givenname
    lastname user.surname
    email user.mail

    a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Configure Single Sign-On

    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. From the Value list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    d. Click Ok.

  7. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. On the CloudPassage Configuration section, click Configure CloudPassage to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the Sign-Out URL, SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. In a different browser window, sign-on to your CloudPassage company site as administrator.

  10. In the menu on the top, click Settings, and then click Site Administration.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  11. Click the Authentication Settings tab.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  12. In the Single Sign-on Settings section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Select Enable Single sign-on(SSO)(SSO Setup Documentation) checkbox.

    b. Paste SAML Entity ID into the SAML issuer URL textbox.

    c. Paste SAML Single Sign-On Service URL into the SAML endpoint URL textbox.

    d. Paste Sign-Out URL into the Logout landing page textbox.

    e. Open your downloaded certificate in notepad, copy the content of downloaded certificate into your clipboard, and then paste it into the x 509 certificate textbox.

    f. Click Save.

Tip

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

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

Create Azure AD User

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    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.

Creating a CloudPassage test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in CloudPassage.

To create a user called Britta Simon in CloudPassage, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign-on to your CloudPassage company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click Settings, and then click Site Administration.

    Creating a CloudPassage test user

  3. Click the Users tab, and then click Add New User.

    Creating a CloudPassage test user

  4. In the Add New User section, perform the following steps:

    Creating a CloudPassage test user

    a. In the First Name textbox, type Britta.

    b. In the Last Name textbox, type Simon.

    c. In the Username textbox, the Email textbox and the Retype Email textbox, type Britta's user name in Azure AD.

    d. As Access Type, select Enable Halo Portal Access.

    e. Click Add.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to CloudPassage.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to CloudPassage, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select CloudPassage.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    Assign User

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Testing single sign-on

The objective of this section is to test your Azure AD SSO configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the CloudPassage tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your CloudPassage application.

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