Tutorial: Integrate GlobalOne with Azure Active Directory

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to GlobalOne.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to GlobalOne 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.

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.
  • GlobalOne single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. GlobalOne supports SP and IDP initiated SSO and supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of GlobalOne into Azure AD, you need to add GlobalOne 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 GlobalOne in the search box.
  6. Select GlobalOne 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 GlobalOne 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 GlobalOne.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with GlobalOne, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure GlobalOne to configure the SSO settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B. Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B. Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create GlobalOne test user to have a counterpart of B. Simon in GlobalOne that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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 GlobalOne 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 edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the application is pre-configured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.

  5. GlobalOne application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

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  6. In addition to above, GlobalOne application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, perform the following steps to add SAML token attribute as shown in the below table:

    Name Source Attribute
    FirstName user.givenname
    LastName user.surname
    Email user.mail
    Company <YOUR COMPANY NAME>

    a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.

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    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. Leave the Namespace blank.

    d. Select Source as Attribute.

    e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    f. Click Ok

    g. Click Save.

  7. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Raw) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. On the Set up GlobalOne section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure GlobalOne

To configure single sign-on on GlobalOne side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Raw) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to GlobalOne support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

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 GlobalOne.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select GlobalOne.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  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'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.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Create GlobalOne test user

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

Test SSO

When you select the GlobalOne tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the GlobalOne for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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