Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Huddle
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Huddle with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Huddle with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Huddle.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Huddle 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.
- Huddle single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Huddle supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Huddle from the gallery
To configure the integration of Huddle into Azure AD, you need to add Huddle from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Huddle in the search box.
- Select Huddle 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 Huddle
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Huddle 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 Huddle.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Huddle, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Huddle SSO to configure the SSO settings on application side.
- Create Huddle test user to have a counterpart of B. Simon in Huddle that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Huddle application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
Your huddle instance will be automatically detected from the domain you enter below.
a. In the Identifier text box,type one of the following URLs:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type one of the following URLs:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following patterns:
The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Huddle Client support team to get this value.
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.
On the Set up Huddle section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B. Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B. Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Huddle.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Huddle.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B. Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Huddle SSO
To configure single sign-on on Huddle side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Huddle support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Single sign-on needs to be enabled by the Huddle support team. You get a notification when the configuration has been completed.
Create Huddle test user
To enable Azure AD users to log in to Huddle, they must be provisioned into Huddle. In the case of Huddle, provisioning is a manual task.
To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:
Log in to your Huddle company site as administrator.
Click People > Invite People.
In the Create a new invitation section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Choose a team to invite people to join list, select team.
b. Type the Email Address of a valid Azure AD account you want to provision in to Enter email address for people you'd like to invite textbox.
c. Click Invite.
The Azure AD account holder will receive an email including a link to confirm the account before it becomes active.
You can use any other Huddle user account creation tools or APIs provided by Huddle to provision Azure AD user accounts.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Huddle Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Huddle Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Huddle for which you set up the SSO.
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Huddle tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Huddle for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Huddle 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.
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