Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with HRworks Single Sign-On

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate HRworks Single Sign-On with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating HRworks Single Sign-On with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to HRworks Single Sign-On.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to HRworks Single Sign-On (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with HRworks Single Sign-On, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • HRworks Single Sign-On single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • HRworks Single Sign-On supports SP initiated SSO

To configure the integration of HRworks Single Sign-On into Azure AD, you need to add HRworks Single Sign-On from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add HRworks Single Sign-On from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type HRworks Single Sign-On, select HRworks Single Sign-On from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    HRworks Single Sign-On in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with HRworks Single Sign-On based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in HRworks Single Sign-On needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with HRworks Single Sign-On, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure HRworks Single Sign-On Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create HRworks Single Sign-On test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in HRworks Single Sign-On that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with HRworks Single Sign-On, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the HRworks Single Sign-On application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    HRworks Single Sign-On Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://login.hrworks.de/?companyId=<companyId>&directssologin=true

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact HRworks Single Sign-On Client support team to get the value. 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 Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up HRworks Single Sign-On section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure HRworks Single Sign-On Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to HRworks Single Sign-On as an Administrator.

  2. Click on Administrator > Basics > Security > Single Sign-on from the left side of menu bar and perform the following steps:

    ![Configure Single Sign-On](./media/hrworks-single-sign-on-tutorial/configure01.png)
    

    a. Check the Use Single Sign-on box.

    b. Select XML Metadata as Meta data input method.

    c. Select Individual NameID identifier as Value for NameID.

    d. In Notepad, open the Metadata XML that you downloaded from the Azure portal, copy its content, and then paste it into the Metadata textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Create an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field, type the username like BrittaSimon@contoso.com.

    c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to HRworks Single Sign-On.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select HRworks Single Sign-On.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select HRworks Single Sign-On.

    The HRworks Single Sign-On link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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

Create HRworks Single Sign-On test user

To enable Azure AD users, sign in to HRworks Single Sign-On, they must be provisioned into HRworks Single Sign-On. In HRworks Single Sign-On, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to HRworks Single Sign-On as an Administrator.

  2. Click on Administrator > Persons > Persons > New person from the left side of menu bar.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Pop-up, click Next.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  4. On the Create new person with country for legal terms pop-up, fill the respective details like First name, Last name and click Create.

    Configure Single Sign-On

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the HRworks Single Sign-On tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the HRworks Single Sign-On for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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