Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Evidence.com
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Evidence.com with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Evidence.com with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Evidence.com.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Evidence.com (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 Evidence.com, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Evidence.com 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 Evidence.com from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Evidence.com from the gallery
To configure the integration of Evidence.com into Azure AD, you need to add Evidence.com from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Evidence.com 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 Evidence.com, select Evidence.com 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 Evidence.com based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Evidence.com is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Evidence.com needs to be established.
In Evidence.com, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Evidence.com, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Create a Evidence.com test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Evidence.com that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 and configure single sign-on in your Evidence.com application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Evidence.com, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Evidence.com application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
On the Evidence.com Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Identifier. Contact Evidence.com Client support team to get these values.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.
Click Save button.
On the Evidence.com Configuration section, click Configure Evidence.com to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the Sign-Out URL, SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.
In a separate web browser window, login to your Evidence.com tenant as an administrator and navigate to Admin Tab
Click on Agency Single Sign On
Select SAML Based Single Sign On
Copy the SAML Entity ID, SAML Single Sign-On Service URL and Sign-Out URL values shown in the Azure portal and to the corresponding fields in Evidence.com.
Open your downloaded Certificate(Base64) file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the Security Certificate box.
Save the configuration in Evidence.com.
You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.
To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.
In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.
c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Create a Evidence.com test user
For Azure AD users to be able to sign in, they must be provisioned for access inside the Evidence.com application. This section describes how to create Azure AD user accounts inside Evidence.com
To provision a user account in Evidence.com:
In a web browser window, log into your Evidence.com company site as an administrator.
Navigate to Admin tab.
Click on Add User.
Click the Add button.
The Email Address of the added user must match the username of the users in Azure AD who you wish to give access. If the username and email address are not the same value in your organization, you can use the Evidence.com > Attributes > Single Sign-On section of the Azure portal to change the nameidenitifer sent to Evidence.com to be the email address.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Evidence.com.
To assign Britta Simon to Evidence.com, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
In the applications list, select Evidence.com.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Evidence.com tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Evidence.com application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.