Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure Management 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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting single-sign on enabled subscription

Note

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:

  • You should not use your production environment, unless this is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get an one-month trial here.

Scenario description

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:

  1. Adding FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting into Azure AD, you need to add FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure Management Portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

  3. Click Add button on the top of the dialog.

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting needs to be established.

This link relationship is established by assigning the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username in FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in FirmPlay: Employee Advocacy for Recruiting that is linked to the Azure AD representation of her.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. 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 Management portal and configure single sign-on in your FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure Management portal, on the FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, as Mode select SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting Domain and URLs section, in the Sign On URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<your-subdomain>.firmplay.com/

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Note

    Please note that this is not the real value. You have to update this value with the actual Sign On URL. Contact FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting support team to get this value.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Create new certificate.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. On the Create New Certificate dialog, click the calendar icon and select an expiry date. Then click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, select Make new certificate active and click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. On the pop-up Rollover certificate window, click OK.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate (base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. On the FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting Configuration section, click Configure FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting to open Configure sign-on dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Configure Single Sign-On

  10. To get SSO configured for your application, contact FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting support team and provide them with the following:

    • The downloaded Certificate file

    • The SAML Single Sign-On Service URL

    • The SAML Entity ID

    • The Sign-Out URL

Creating an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure Management portal called Britta Simon.

Create Azure AD User

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure Management portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  2. Go to Users and groups and click All users to display the list of users.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. At the top of the dialog click Add to open the User dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.

    c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.

    d. Click Create.

Creating a FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting. Please work with FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting support team to add the users in the FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting platform.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting her access to FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure Management portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.

    Assign User

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    Assign User

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Testing single sign-on

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

When you click the FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your FirmPlay - Employee Advocacy for Recruiting application.

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