Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Explanation-Based Auditing System

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Explanation-Based Auditing System with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Explanation-Based Auditing System with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Explanation-Based Auditing System.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Explanation-Based Auditing System (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 Explanation-Based Auditing System, 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
  • Explanation-Based Auditing System single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • Explanation-Based Auditing System supports SP initiated SSO

  • Explanation-Based Auditing System supports just-in-time user Provisioning

To configure the integration of Explanation-Based Auditing System into Azure AD, you need to add Explanation-Based Auditing System from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System, select Explanation-Based Auditing System from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System needs to be established.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Explanation-Based Auditing System 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:

    Explanation-Based Auditing System Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL: https://ebas.maizeanalytics.com

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

Configure Explanation-Based Auditing System Single Sign-On

To configure single sign-on on Explanation-Based Auditing System side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Explanation-Based Auditing System.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Explanation-Based Auditing System.

    The Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Explanation-Based Auditing System. Explanation-Based Auditing System 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System, 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 Explanation-Based Auditing System tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Explanation-Based Auditing System for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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