Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Fresh Relevance

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

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

Prerequisites

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.
  • Fresh Relevance single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Fresh Relevance supports IDP initiated SSO.

  • Fresh Relevance supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Fresh Relevance in the search box.
  6. Select Fresh Relevance 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 Fresh Relevance

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Fresh Relevance 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 Fresh Relevance.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Fresh Relevance, perform 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 Fresh Relevance SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Fresh Relevance test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Fresh Relevance that is linked to the Azure AD representation of 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 Fresh Relevance application integration page, find the Manage section and 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, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you have Service Provider metadata file, perform the following steps:

    a. Click Upload metadata file.

    Metadata file

    b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.

    image

    c. Once the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section:

    Note

    If the Identifier and Reply URL values are not getting auto populated, then fill in the values manually according to your requirement.

    d. In the Relay State textbox, type a value using the following pattern: <ID>

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, 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 displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click 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 Fresh Relevance.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Fresh Relevance.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Fresh Relevance SSO

  1. Log in to your Fresh Relevance company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to Settings > All Settings > Security and Privacy and click SAML/Azure AD Single Sign-On.

    Screenshot shows settings of SAML account.

  3. In the SAML/Single Sign-On Configuration page, Enable SAML SSO for this account checkbox and click Create new IdP Configuration button.

    Screenshot shows to create new IdP Configuration.

  4. In the SAML IdP Configuration page, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows SAML IdP Configuration Page.

    Screenshot shows the IdP Metadata XML.

    a. Copy Entity ID value, paste this value into the Identifier (Entity ID) text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    b. Copy Assertion Consumer Service(ACS) URL value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    c. Copy RelayState Value and paste this value into the Relay State text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    d. Click Download SP Metadata XML and upload the metadata file in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    e. Copy App Federation Metadata Url from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the IdP Metadata XML textbox and click Save button.

    f. If successful, information such as the Entity ID of your IdP will be displayed in the IdP Entity ID textbox.

    g. In the Attribute Mapping section, fill the required fields manually which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    h. In the General Configuration section, enable Allow Just In Time(JIT)Account Creation and click Save.

    Note

    If these parameters are not correctly mapped, login/account creation will not be successful and an error will be shown. To temporarily show enhanced attribute debugging information on sign-on failure, enable Show Debugging Information checkbox.

Create Fresh Relevance test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Fresh Relevance. Fresh Relevance 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 Fresh Relevance, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Fresh Relevance for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Fresh Relevance tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Fresh Relevance for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Fresh Relevance 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.