Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Deputy

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

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

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Deputy
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Deputy (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 Deputy, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Deputy 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 Deputy from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Deputy 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 Deputy.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select Deputy, 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 Deputy based on a test user called "Britta Simon."

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

In Deputy, 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 Deputy, 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 Deputy test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Deputy 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 Deputy application.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Deputy 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 Deputy Domain and URLs section, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    https://<subdomain>.<region>.au.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-au.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.na.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-na.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.eu.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-eu.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.as.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-as.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.la.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-la.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.af.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-af.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.an.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-an.deputy.com
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.deputy.com

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    https://<subdomain>.<region>.au.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-au.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.na.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-na.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.eu.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-eu.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.as.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-as.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.la.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-la.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.af.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-af.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.an.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.ent-an.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
    https://<subdomain>.<region>.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs.
  4. Check Show advanced URL settings. If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<your-subdomain>.<region>.deputy.com

    Note

    Deputy region suffix is optional, or it should use one of these: au | na | eu |as |la |af |an |ent-au |ent-na |ent-eu |ent-as | ent-la | ent-af | ent-an

    Note

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

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. On the Deputy Configuration section, click Configure Deputy to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. Navigate to the following URL:https://(your-subdomain).deputy.com/exec/config/system_config. Go to Security Settings and click Edit.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. On this Security Settings page, perform below steps.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Enable Social Login.

    b. Open your Base64 encoded certificate downloaded from Azure portal in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the OpenSSL Certificate textbox.

    c. In the SAML SSO URL textbox, type https://<your subdomain>.deputy.com/exec/devapp/samlacs?dpLoginTo=<saml sso url>

    d. In the SAML SSO URL textbox, replace <your subdomain> with your subdomain.

    e. In the SAML SSO URL textbox, replace <saml sso url> with the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL you have copied from the Azure portal.

    f. Click Save Settings.

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 Deputy test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to Deputy, they must be provisioned into Deputy. In case of Deputy, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Deputy company site as an administrator.

  2. On the top navigation pane, click People.

    People

  3. Click the Add People button and click Add a single person.

    Add People

  4. Perform the following steps and click Save & Invite.

    New User

    a. In the Name textbox, type name of the user like BrittaSimon.

    b. In the Email textbox, type the email address of an Azure AD account you want to provision.

    c. In the Work at textbox, type the business name.

    d. Click Save & Invite button.

  5. The AAD account holder receives an email and follows a link to confirm their account before it becomes active. You can use any other Deputy user account creation tools or APIs provided by Deputy to provision AAD user accounts.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Deputy, 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 Deputy.

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

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