Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with HappyFox

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

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


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

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • HappyFox supports SP initiated SSO.

  • HappyFox supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with HappyFox 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 HappyFox.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with HappyFox, 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 HappyFox SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create HappyFox test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in HappyFox 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 HappyFox 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, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.happyfox.com/

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.happyfox.com/saml/metadata/


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact HappyFox Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up HappyFox section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

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 HappyFox.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select HappyFox.
  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 HappyFox SSO

  1. In a different web browser window, sign-on to your HappyFox tenant as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to Manage, click on Integrations tab.

    Screenshot that shows the "Manage" page with the "Integrations" tab selected.

  3. In the Integrations tab, click Configure under SAML Integration to open the Single Sign On Settings.

    Screenshot that shows the "S A M L Integration" setting with the "configure" action selected.

  4. Inside SAML configuration section, paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from Azure portal into SSO Target URL textbox.

    Screenshot that shows the "S A M L Configuration" section with the "S S O Target U R L" textbox highlighted.

  5. Open the certificate downloaded from Azure portal in notepad and paste its content in IdP Signature section.

    Screenshot that shows the "I d P Signature" section highlighted.

  6. Click Save Settings button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

Create HappyFox test user

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

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the My Apps.

  1. When you click the HappyFox tile in the My Apps, you should get login page of HappyFox application. You should see the ‘SAML’ button on the sign-in page.


  2. Click the SAML button to log in to HappyFox using your Azure AD account.

For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure HappyFox 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.