Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with foundU
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate foundU with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate foundU with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to foundU.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to foundU 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.
- foundU single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- foundU supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Adding foundU from the gallery
To configure the integration of foundU into Azure AD, you need to add foundU 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 foundU in the search box.
- Select foundU 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 foundU
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with foundU 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 foundU.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with foundU, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure foundU SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create foundU test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in foundU 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 foundU 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact foundU 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, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up foundU section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on 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 foundU.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select foundU.
- 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 foundU SSO
Log in to foundU website as an administrator.
Click Menu icon and in the Platform Settings select Single Sign-on.
Perform the following steps in the Single Sign-on Settings page.
a. Copy Identifier(Entity ID) value, paste this value into the Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
b. Copy Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
c. Copy Logout URL value, paste this value into the Logout URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
d. In the Entity ID textbox, paste the Identifier value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. In the Single Sign-on Service URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
f. In the Single Logout Service URL textbox, paste the Logout URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
g. Click Choose File to upload the downloaded Certificate (Base64) file from Azure portal.
h. Click Save Settings.
Create foundU test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in foundU. Work with foundU support team to add the users in the foundU platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
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 foundU Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to foundU Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the foundU for which you set up the SSO
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the foundU tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the foundU for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure foundU 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.