Tutorial: Configure Dynamic Signal for automatic user provisioning

The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate the steps to be performed in Dynamic Signal and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to configure Azure AD to automatically provision and de-provision users and/or groups to Dynamic Signal.

Note

This tutorial describes a connector built on top of the Azure AD User Provisioning Service. For important details on what this service does, how it works, and frequently asked questions, see Automate user provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS applications with Azure Active Directory.

This connector is currently in Public Preview. For more information on the general Microsoft Azure terms of use for Preview features, see Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

Prerequisites

The scenario outlined in this tutorial assumes that you already have the following prerequisites:

Before configuring Dynamic Signal for automatic user provisioning with Azure AD, you need to add Dynamic Signal from the Azure AD application gallery to your list of managed SaaS applications.

To add Dynamic Signal from the Azure AD application gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left navigation panel, select Azure Active Directory.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Go to Enterprise applications, and then select All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add a new application, select the New application button at the top of the pane.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, enter Dynamic Signal, select Dynamic Signal in the results panel, and then click the Add button to add the application.

    Dynamic Signal in the results list

Assigning users to Dynamic Signal

Azure Active Directory uses a concept called assignments to determine which users should receive access to selected apps. In the context of automatic user provisioning, only the users and/or groups that have been assigned to an application in Azure AD are synchronized.

Before configuring and enabling automatic user provisioning, you should decide which users and/or groups in Azure AD need access to Dynamic Signal. Once decided, you can assign these users and/or groups to Dynamic Signal by following the instructions here:

Important tips for assigning users to Dynamic Signal

  • It is recommended that a single Azure AD user is assigned to Dynamic Signal to test the automatic user provisioning configuration. Additional users and/or groups may be assigned later.

  • When assigning a user to Dynamic Signal, you must select any valid application-specific role (if available) in the assignment dialog. Users with the Default Access role are excluded from provisioning.

Configuring automatic user provisioning to Dynamic Signal

This section guides you through the steps to configure the Azure AD provisioning service to create, update, and disable users and/or groups in Dynamic Signal based on user and/or group assignments in Azure AD.

Tip

You may also choose to enable SAML-based single sign-on for Dynamic Signal, following the instructions provided in the Dynamic Signal single sign-on tutorial. Single sign-on can be configured independently of automatic user provisioning, though these two features compliment each other.

To configure automatic user provisioning for Dynamic Signal in Azure AD:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal. Select Enterprise Applications, then select All applications.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Dynamic Signal.

    The Dynamic Signal link in the Applications list

  3. Select the Provisioning tab.

    Provisioning tab

  4. Set the Provisioning Mode to Automatic.

    Provisioning tab

  5. Under the Admin Credentials section, input the Tenant URL and Secret Token of your Dynamic Signal's account as described in Step 6.

  6. In the Dynamic Signal admin console, navigate to Admin > Advanced > API.

    Dynamic Signal Provisioning

    Copy the SCIM API URL to Tenant URL. Click on Generate New Token to generate a Bearer Token and copy the value to Secret Token.

    Dynamic Signal Provisioning

  7. Upon populating the fields shown in Step 5, click Test Connection to ensure Azure AD can connect to Dynamic Signal. If the connection fails, ensure your Dynamic Signal account has Admin permissions and try again.

    Tenant URL + Token

  8. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of a person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and check the checkbox - Send an email notification when a failure occurs.

    Notification Email

  9. Click Save.

  10. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Dynamic Signal.

    Dynamic Signal User Mappings

  11. Review the user attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Dynamic Signal in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the user accounts in Dynamic Signal for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Dynamic Signal User Attributes

  12. To configure scoping filters, refer to the following instructions provided in the Scoping filter tutorial.

  13. To enable the Azure AD provisioning service for Dynamic Signal, change the Provisioning Status to On in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Status Toggled On

  14. Define the users and/or groups that you would like to provision to Dynamic Signal by choosing the desired values in Scope in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Scope

  15. When you are ready to provision, click Save.

    Saving Provisioning Configuration

This operation starts the initial synchronization of all users and/or groups defined in Scope in the Settings section. The initial sync takes longer to perform than subsequent syncs, which occur approximately every 40 minutes as long as the Azure AD provisioning service is running. You can use the Synchronization Details section to monitor progress and follow links to provisioning activity report, which describes all actions performed by the Azure AD provisioning service on Dynamic Signal.

For more information on how to read the Azure AD provisioning logs, see Reporting on automatic user account provisioning.

Connector Limitations

  • Dynamic Signal does not support permanent user deletes from Azure AD. To delete a user permanently in Dynamic Signal, the operation has to be made through the Dynamic Signal admin console UI.
  • Dynamic Signal does not currently support groups.

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