Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with DigiCert
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate DigiCert with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating DigiCert with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to DigiCert
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to DigiCert (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 DigiCert, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A DigiCert 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 here.
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 DigiCert from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding DigiCert from the gallery
To configure the integration of DigiCert into Azure AD, you need to add DigiCert from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add DigiCert 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 DigiCert.
In the results panel, select DigiCert, and then click Add button to add the application.
Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with DigiCert based on a test user called "Britta Simon."
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in DigiCert is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in DigiCert needs to be established.
In DigiCert, 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 DigiCert, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Creating a DigiCert test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in DigiCert that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 DigiCert application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with DigiCert, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the DigiCert 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 DigiCert Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
In the Identifier textbox, type the URL:
DigiCert application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the "User Attributes" section on application integration page. The following screenshot shows an example for this configuration.
In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog, configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image and perform the following steps:
Attribute Name Attribute Value company < companycode > digicertrole CanAccessCertCentral
The value of company attribute is not real. Update this value with actual company code. To get the value of company attribute contact DigiCert support team.
a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.
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.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.
Click Save button.
To configure single sign-on on DigiCert side, you need to send the downloaded Metadata XML to DigiCert support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Creating 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, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.
To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.
On the User dialog page, 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.
Creating a DigiCert test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in DigiCert. Please work with DigiCert support team to add the users in DigiCert.
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to DigiCert.
To assign Britta Simon to DigiCert, 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 DigiCert.
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.
Testing single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the DigiCert tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your DeigiCert application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.