Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Egnyte

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

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

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • Egnyte single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • Egnyte supports SP initiated SSO

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

To add Egnyte 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 Egnyte, select Egnyte from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Egnyte 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 Egnyte 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 Egnyte needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Egnyte, 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 Egnyte 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 Egnyte test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Egnyte 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 Egnyte, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Egnyte 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, perform the following steps:

    Egnyte Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.egnyte.com

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Egnyte Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. 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

  6. On the Set up Egnyte section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure Ad Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure Egnyte Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, log in to your Egnyte company site as an administrator.

  2. Click Settings.

    Settings

  3. In the menu, click Settings.

    Settings

  4. Click the Configuration tab, and then click Security.

    Security

  5. In the Single Sign-On Authentication section, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign On Authentication

    a. As Single sign-on authentication, select SAML 2.0.

    b. As Identity provider, select AzureAD.

    c. Paste Login URL copied from Azure portal into the Identity provider login URL textbox.

    d. Paste Azure AD Identifier which you have copied from Azure portal into the Identity provider entity ID textbox.

    e. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad downloaded from Azure portal, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the Identity provider certificate textbox.

    f. As Default user mapping, select Email address.

    g. As Use domain-specific issuer value, select disabled.

    h. Click Save.

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 Egnyte.

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

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Egnyte.

    The Egnyte 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 Egnyte test user

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

To provision a user accounts, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Egnyte company site as administrator.

  2. Go to Settings > Users & Groups.

  3. Click Add New User, and then select the type of user you want to add.

    Users

  4. In the New Power User section, perform the following steps:

    New Standard User

    a. In Email text box, enter the email of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.

    b. In Username text box, enter the username of user like Brittasimon.

    c. Select Single Sign-On as Authentication Type.

    d. Click Save.

    Note

    The Azure Active Directory account holder will receive a notification email.

Note

You can use any other Egnyte user account creation tools or APIs provided by Egnyte to provision AAD user accounts.

Test single sign-on

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

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

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