Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with FileCloud
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate FileCloud with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate FileCloud with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to FileCloud.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to FileCloud with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To get started, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- FileCloud single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
FileCloud supports SP initiated SSO.
FileCloud supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add FileCloud from the gallery
To configure the integration of FileCloud into Azure AD, you need to add FileCloud from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type FileCloud in the search box.
- Select FileCloud 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 SSO for FileCloud
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with FileCloud using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in FileCloud.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with FileCloud, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure FileCloud SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create FileCloud test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in FileCloud that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the FileCloud application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact FileCloud Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
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 FileCloud section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to FileCloud.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select FileCloud.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure FileCloud SSO
In a different web browser window, sign-on to your FileCloud tenant as an administrator.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings.
Click SSO tab on Settings section.
Select SAML as Default SSO Type on Single Sign On (SSO) Settings panel.
In the IdP End Point URL textbox, paste the value of Azure Ad Identifier which you have copied from Azure portal.
Open your downloaded metadata file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the IdP Meta Data textbox on SAML Settings panel.
Click Save button.
Create FileCloud test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in FileCloud. FileCloud 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 FileCloud, a new one is created after authentication.
If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the FileCloud Client support team.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to FileCloud Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to FileCloud Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the FileCloud tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to FileCloud Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure FileCloud you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.