Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with EverBridge
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate EverBridge with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating EverBridge with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to EverBridge.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to EverBridge (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 EverBridge, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- An EverBridge 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.
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 EverBridge from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding EverBridge from the gallery
To configure the integration of EverBridge into Azure AD, you need to add EverBridge from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add EverBridge 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 EverBridge, select EverBridge 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 EverBridge based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in EverBridge is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in EverBridge needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with EverBridge, 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 an EverBridge test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in EverBridge 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 EverBridge application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with EverBridge, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the EverBridge application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, Click Select for SAML 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.
You need to do the configurations of the application EITHER as the Manager Portal OR as the Member Portal on both ends i.e. on Azure Portal and Everbridge Portal.
To configure the EverBridge application as EverBridge Manager Portal, on the Basic SAML Configuration section perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact EverBridge support team to get these values.
To configure the EverBridge application as EverBridge Member Portal, on the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:
In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
In the Reply URL textbox, 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 textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact EverBridge support team to get these values.
- In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
On the SAML Signing Certificate page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download Federation Metadata XML and then save metadata file on your computer.
On the Set up EverBridge section, copy the appropriate URL as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
To get SSO configured for EverBridge as EverBridge Manager Portal application, perform the following steps:
In a different web browser window, login to EverBridge as an Administrator.
In the menu on the top, click the Settings tab and select Single Sign-On under Security.
a. In the Name textbox, type the name of Identifier Provider (for example: your company name).
b. In the API Name textbox, type the name of API.
c. Click Choose File button to upload the metadata file which you downloaded from Azure portal.
d. In the SAML Identity Location, select Identity is in the NameIdentifier element of the Subject statement.
e. In the Identity Provider Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
f. In the Service Provider Initiated Request Binding, select HTTP Redirect.
g. Click Save
To configure single sign-on on EverBridge application as EverBridge Member Portal, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML to Everbridge 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.
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 Properties, select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Select Create.
Creating an EverBridge test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Everbridge. Work with EverBridge support team to add the users in the Everbridge platform.
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to EverBridge.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications.
In the applications list, select EverBridge.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on 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.
In the Add Assignment dialog select the Assign button.
Testing single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the EverBridge tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your EverBridge application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.