Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Field iD

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Field iD with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Field iD with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Field iD.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed in to Field iD with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.

To learn more about software as a service (SaaS) app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • A Field iD single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

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

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal by using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select Azure Active Directory.
  3. Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select All Applications.
  4. To add the new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Field iD in the search box.
  6. Select Field iD from results panel, and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for Field iD

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Field iD by using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a linked relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Field iD.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Field iD, complete the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Field iD SSO to configure the single sign-on settings on the application side.
    1. Create a Field iD test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Field iD, linked to the Azure AD representation of the user.
  3. Test SSO to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Field iD application integration page, find the Manage section. Then select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot of Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, with the pencil icon highlighted

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.fieldid.com/fieldid

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.fieldid.com/fieldid/saml/SSO/alias/<Tenant Name>

    Note

    These values aren't real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact the Field iD support team to get these values. 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, select the copy icon to copy App Federation Metadata Url. Save it on your computer.

    Screenshot of SAML Signing Certificate, with copy icon highlighted

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory > Users > All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. For Name, enter B.Simon.
    2. For User name, enter the username@companydomain.extension (for example, B.Simon@contoso.com).
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's shown in the Password box.
    4. Select Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Field iD.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Field iD.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section, and select Users and groups.

    Screenshot of the Manage section, with Users and groups highlighted

  4. Select Add user, and then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog box.

    Screenshot of Add user

  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon from the Users list, and then choose Select at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Then choose Select at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Assign.

Configure Field iD SSO

To configure single sign-on on Field iD side, send the App Federation Metadata Url to the Field iD support team. They ensure that the SAML SSO connection is set properly on both sides.

Create a Field iD test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Field iD. Work with the Field iD support team to add the users in the Field iD platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

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

When you select the Field iD tile in Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Field iD for which you set up SSO. For more information, see Sign in and start apps from the My Apps portal.

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