Tutorial: Integrate Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) with ContractSafe Saml2 SSO

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate ContractSafe Saml2 SSO with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate ContractSafe Saml2 SSO with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control who has access to ContractSafe Saml2 SSO in Azure AD.
  • Enable your users to automatically sign in to ContractSafe Saml2 SSO with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.

To learn more about software as a service (SaaS) app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory?.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • A ContractSafe Saml2 SSO subscription with SSO enabled.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. ContractSafe Saml2 SSO supports IDP-initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of ContractSafe Saml2 SSO into Azure AD, you need to add ContractSafe Saml2 SSO from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal by 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. Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select All Applications.
  4. To add a new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type ContractSafe Saml2 SSO in the search box.
  6. Select ContractSafe Saml2 SSO from the 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 ContractSafe Saml2 SSO

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ContractSafe Saml2 SSO by 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 ContractSafe Saml2 SSO.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with ContractSafe Saml2 SSO, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.

  2. Configure ContractSafe Saml2 SSO to configure the SSO settings on application side.

  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 ContractSafe Saml2 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, select the edit (pen) icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, enter the following values in the corresponding fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, enter a URL by using the following format: https://app.contractsafe.com/saml2_auth/<UNIQUEID>/acs/

    b. In the Reply URL text box, enter a URL by using the following format: https://app.contractsafe.com/saml2_auth/<UNIQUEID>/acs/

    Note

    These values aren't real. Update these values with the actual identifier and reply URL. Contact the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the formats shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. ContractSafe Saml2 SSO 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 the list of default attributes.

    Common default attributes

  6. In addition to the default attributes, the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO application expects a few more attributes to be passed back in the SAML response. These attributes are pre-populated, but you can review them according to your requirements. The following list shows the additional attributes.

    Name Source attribute
    emailname user.userprincipalname
    email user.onpremisesuserprincipalname
  7. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML. Select Download to download the certificate, and then save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. In the Set up ContractSafe Saml2 SSO section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on 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 an email address in the username@companydomain.extension format. An example is 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. Select Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure SSO by granting access to ContractSafe Saml2 SSO.

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

  2. In the applications list, select ContractSafe Saml2 SSO.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section, and then select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, and then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog box.

    The Add User link

  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon from the Users list. Then, select the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Then, choose the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select the Assign button.

Configure ContractSafe Saml2 SSO

To configure SSO on the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the Azure portal to the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO support team. The team is responsible for setting the SAML SSO connection properly on both sides.

Create a ContractSafe Saml2 SSO test user

Create a user called B.Simon in ContractSafe Saml2 SSO. Work with the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO support team to add the users in the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO platform. Users must be created and activated before you use SSO.

Test SSO

Test your Azure AD SSO configuration by using the Access Panel. When you select the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the ContractSafe Saml2 SSO for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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