Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with GaggleAMP

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate GaggleAMP with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating GaggleAMP with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to GaggleAMP
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to GaggleAMP (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure 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 GaggleAMP, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A GaggleAMP 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:

  • Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.

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 GaggleAMP from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add GaggleAMP from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure 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. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type GaggleAMP.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select GaggleAMP, 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 GaggleAMP based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

In GaggleAMP, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with GaggleAMP, 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 GaggleAMP test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in GaggleAMP that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  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 portal and configure single sign-on in your GaggleAMP application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with GaggleAMP, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the GaggleAMP application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the GaggleAMP Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Identifier textbox, type the URL: https://accounts.gaggleamp.com/auth/saml/callback

  4. Check Show advanced URL settings and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://gaggleamp.com/i/<customerid>

    Note

    The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-on URL. Contact GaggleAMP Client support team to get this value.

  5. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate (Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. On the GaggleAMP Configuration section, click Configure GaggleAMP to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Entity ID and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. In another browser instance, navigate to the SAML SSO page created for you by the Gaggle support team (for example: https://accounts.gaggleamp.com/saml_configurations/oXH8sQcP79dOzgFPqrMTyw/edit).

  9. On your SAML SSO page, perform the following steps:

    GaggleAMP Single Sign-On

    a. Select Other form the Identity provider dropdown menu.

    b. In the Identity Provider Issuer textbox, paste the value of Issuer URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In the Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL textbox, paste the value of Single Sign-On Service URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. Open your downloaded Certificate(Base64) file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the X.509 Certificate textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

Create Azure AD User

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

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the 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 GaggleAMP test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in GaggleAMP. GaggleAMP supports just-in-time provisioning, which is by default enabled.

There is no action item for you in this section. A new user is created during an attempt to access GaggleAMP if it doesn't exist yet.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to GaggleAMP.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to GaggleAMP, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure 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 GaggleAMP.

    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

The objective of this section is to test your Azure AD SSO configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the GaggleAMP tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your GaggleAMP application.

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