Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with CylancePROTECT

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to CylancePROTECT.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to CylancePROTECT 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.
  • CylancePROTECT single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • CylancePROTECT supports IDP initiated SSO.

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

To configure the integration of CylancePROTECT into Azure AD, you need to add CylancePROTECT 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 CylancePROTECT in the search box.
  6. Select CylancePROTECT 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 CylancePROTECT

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with CylancePROTECT 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 CylancePROTECT.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with CylancePROTECT, 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 CylancePROTECT SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create CylancePROTECT test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in CylancePROTECT 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 CylancePROTECT 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 Set up single sign-on with SAML page, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type one of the following URLs:

    Region URL Value
    Asia-Pacific Northeast (APNE1) https://login-apne1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    Asia-Pacific Southeast (AU) https://login-au.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    Europe Central (EUC1) https://login-euc1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    North America https://login.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    South America (SAE1) https://login-sae1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type one of the following URLs:

    Region URL Value
    Asia-Pacific Northeast (APNE1) https://login-apne1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    Asia-Pacific Southeast (AU) https://login-au.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    Europe Central (EUC1) https://login-euc1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    North America https://login.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
    South America (SAE1) https://login-sae1.cylance.com/EnterpriseLogin/ConsumeSaml
  5. CylancePROTECT 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 the list of default attributes, where as nameidentifier is mapped with user.userprincipalname. CylancePROTECT application expects nameidentifier to be mapped with user.mail and remove all other remaining claims, so you need to edit the attribute mapping by clicking on Edit icon and change the attribute mapping.

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  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up CylancePROTECT section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Note

Open the downloaded Base64 encoded certificate in a text editor and copy ONLY the text between START and END tags to paste in Cylance Admin portal.

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 CylancePROTECT.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select CylancePROTECT.
  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 CylancePROTECT SSO

To configure single sign-on on CylancePROTECT side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to CylancePROTECT support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides. For more information, use Cylance documentation: https://support.cylance.com/s/.

Create CylancePROTECT test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in CylancePROTECT. Work with console administrator to add the users in the CylancePROTECT platform. The Azure Active Directory account holder will receive an email and follow a link to confirm their account before it becomes active.

Test SSO

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

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

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the CylancePROTECT tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the CylancePROTECT 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 CylancePROTECT 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.