Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Elium
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Elium with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Elium with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Elium.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Elium (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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Elium, 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
- Elium single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
Elium supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
Elium supports Just In Time user provisioning
Adding Elium from the gallery
To configure the integration of Elium into Azure AD, you need to add Elium from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Elium 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 and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Elium, select Elium from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Elium 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 Elium needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Elium, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Elium Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Elium test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Elium that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- 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 Elium, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Elium application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set-up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. You will get these values from the SP metadata file downloadable at
https://<platform-domain>.elium.com/login/saml2/metadata, which is explained later in this tutorial.
Elium 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. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open User Attributes dialog.
In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, edit the claims by using Edit icon or add the claims by using Add new claim to configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:
Name Source Attribute user.mail first_name user.givenname last_name user.surname job_title user.jobtitle company user.companyname
These are the default claims. Only email claim is required. For JIT provisioning also only email claim is mandatory. Other custom claims can vary from one customer platform to another customer platform.
a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.
b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.
c. Leave the Namespace blank.
d. Select Source as Attribute.
e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.
f. Click Ok
g. Click Save.
On the Set-up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Elium section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure Ad Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure Elium Single Sign-On
In a different web browser window, sign in to your Elium company site as an administrator.
Click on the User profile from right top corner and then select Administration.
Select Security tab.
Scroll down to the Single sign-on (SSO) section and perform the following steps:
a. Copy the value of Verify that SAML2 authentication works for your account and paste it in the Sign-on URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
After configuring SSO, you can always access the default remote login page at the following URL:
b. Select Enable SAML2 federation checkbox.
c. Select JIT Provisioning checkbox.
d. Open the SP Metadata by clicking on the Download button.
e. Search for the entityID in the SP Metadata file, copy the entityID value and paste it in the Identifier textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
f. Search for the AssertionConsumerService in the SP Metadata file, copy the Location value and paste it in the Reply URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
g. Open the downloaded metadata file from Azure portal into notepad, copy the content and paste it into the IdP Metadata textbox.
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.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field, type firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Elium.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Elium.
In the applications list, select Elium.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
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.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Elium test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Elium. Elium supports just-in-time provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Elium, a new one is created when you attempt to access Elium.
If you need to create a user manually, contact Elium support team.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Elium tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Elium for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.