Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Gra-Pe
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Gra-Pe with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Gra-Pe with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Gra-Pe.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Gra-Pe (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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Gra-Pe, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Gra-Pe single sign-on enabled subscription
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.
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:
- Adding Gra-Pe from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Gra-Pe from the gallery
To configure the integration of Gra-Pe into Azure AD, you need to add Gra-Pe from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Gra-Pe from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Gra-Pe, select Gra-Pe from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Gra-Pe based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Gra-Pe is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Gra-Pe needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Gra-Pe, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Create a Gra-Pe test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Gra-Pe that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure 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 Gra-Pe application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Gra-Pe, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Gra-Pe application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, Click Select for SAML mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL as:
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Gra-Pe section, copy the appropriate URL as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
To configure single sign-on on Gra-Pe side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and copied Login URL, Azure AD Identifier, Logout URL to Gra-Pe support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type firstname.lastname@example.org
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Properties, select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Select Create.
Create a Gra-Pe test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Gra-Pe. Work with Gra-Pe support team to add the users in the Gra-Pe platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Gra-Pe.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications.
In the applications list, select Gra-Pe.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Select the Add button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog select the Assign button.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Gra-Pe tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Gra-Pe application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.