Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with EduBrite LMS

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate EduBrite LMS with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating EduBrite LMS with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to EduBrite LMS.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to EduBrite LMS (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with EduBrite LMS, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account
  • EduBrite LMS single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • EduBrite LMS supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

  • EduBrite LMS supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

To add EduBrite LMS from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type EduBrite LMS, select EduBrite LMS from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    EduBrite LMS in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with EduBrite LMS based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in EduBrite LMS needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with EduBrite LMS, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure EduBrite LMS Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create EduBrite LMS test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in EduBrite LMS that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the EduBrite LMS application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    EduBrite LMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<customer-specific>.edubrite.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<customer-specific>.edubrite.com/oltpublish/site/samlLoginResponse.do

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    EduBrite LMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<customer-specific>.edubrite.com/oltpublish/site/samlLoginResponse.do

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact EduBrite LMS Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up EduBrite LMS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure EduBrite LMS Single Sign-On

To configure single sign-on on EduBrite LMS side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to EduBrite LMS support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension. For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

    c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

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

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select EduBrite LMS.

    The EduBrite LMS link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create EduBrite LMS test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in EduBrite LMS. EduBrite LMS supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in EduBrite LMS, a new one is created after authentication.

Test single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the EduBrite LMS tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the EduBrite LMS for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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