Tutorial: Integrate Freedcamp with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Freedcamp with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Freedcamp with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Freedcamp.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Freedcamp with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
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.
- Freedcamp single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. Freedcamp supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Adding Freedcamp from the gallery
To configure the integration of Freedcamp into Azure AD, you need to add Freedcamp 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 Freedcamp in the search box.
- Select Freedcamp 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
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Freedcamp using a test user called Britta Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Freedcamp.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Freedcamp, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Freedcamp to configure the SSO settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Freedcamp test user to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Freedcamp 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 Freedcamp 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 edit/pen 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, perform the following steps:
In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
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. Users can also enter the url values with respect to their own customer domain and they may not be necessarily of the pattern
freedcamp.com, they can enter any customer domain specific value, specific to their application instance. Also you can contact Freedcamp Client support team for further information on url patterns.
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 Freedcamp section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
To automate the configuration within Freedcamp, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup Freedcamp will direct you to the Freedcamp application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Freedcamp. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-5.
If you want to setup Freedcamp manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Freedcamp company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:
On the top-right corner of the page, click on profile and then navigate to My Account.
From the left side of the menu bar, click on SSO and on the Your SSO connections page perform the following steps:
a. In the Title text box, type the title.
b. In the Entity ID text box, Paste the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. In the Login URL text box, Paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. Open the Base64 encoded certificate in notepad, copy its content and paste it into the Certificate text box.
e. Click Submit.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta 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 Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Freedcamp.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Freedcamp.
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 Britta Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Freedcamp test user
To enable Azure AD users, sign in to Freedcamp, they must be provisioned into Freedcamp. In Freedcamp, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
In a different web browser window, sign in to Freedcamp as a Security Administrator.
On the top-toright corner of the page, click on profile and then navigate to Manage System.
On the right side of the Manage System page, perform the following steps:
a. Click on Add or invite Users.
b. In the Email text box, enter the email of user like
c. Click Add User.
When you select the Freedcamp tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Freedcamp for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.