Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with IamIP Patent Platform

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

  • Use Azure AD to control who can access IamIP Patent Platform.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to IamIP Patent Platform 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 Single sign-on to applications in 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.
  • An IamIP Patent Platform subscription with single sign-on (SSO) enabled.

Tutorial description

In this tutorial, you'll configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

IamIP Patent Platform supports SP-initiated and IDP-initiated SSO.

After you configure the IamIP Patent Platform, you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session controls extend from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.

To configure the integration of IamIP Patent Platform into Azure AD, you need to add IamIP Patent Platform from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal with a work or school account or with a personal Microsoft account.
  2. In the left pane, select Azure Active Directory.
  3. Go 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 IamIP Patent Platform in the search box.
  6. Select IamIP Patent Platform 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 IamIP Patent Platform

You'll configure and test Azure AD SSO with IamIP Patent Platform by using a test user named B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the corresponding user in IamIP Patent Platform.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with IamIP Patent Platform, you'll take these high-level steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use the feature.

  2. Configure IamIP Patent Platform SSO on the application side.

  3. Test SSO to verify that 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 IamIP Patent Platform application integration page, in the Manage section, 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, select the pencil button for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings:

    Pencil button for Basic SAML Configuration

  4. In the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you have a Service Provider metadata file and want to configure SSO in IDP-initiated mode, take these steps:

    a. Select Upload metadata file:

    Upload metadata file

    b. Select the folder button, select the metadata file, and then select Upload:

    Folder and Upload buttons

    c. After the metadata file uploads, the Identifier and Reply URL values automatically populate in the Basic SAML Configuration section:

    Identifier and Reply URL values

    Note

    If the Identifier and Reply URL values aren't automatically populated, supply the values manually according to your requirements.

  5. Select Set additional URLs and complete the following step if you want to configure the application in SP-initiated mode:

    In the Sign-on URL box, enter https://patents.iamip.com/login-user.

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

    Certificate download link

  7. In the Set up IamIP Patent Platform section, copy the appropriate URL or URLs, based on your requirements:

    Copy configuration URLs)

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user named B.Simon in the Azure portal.

  1. In the left pane of 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, complete these steps:
    1. In the Name box, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name box, enter <username>@<companydomain>.<extension>. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select Show password, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Select Create.

Grant access to the test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting that user access to IamIP Patent Platform.

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

  2. In the applications list, select IamIP Patent Platform.

  3. On the app's overview page, in the Manage section, select Users and groups:

    Select Users and groups

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

    Select Add user

  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon in the Users list, and 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 box, 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 box, select the Assign button.

Configure IamIP Patent Platform SSO

To configure single sign-on on the IamIP Patent Platform side, you need to send the downloaded raw certificate and the appropriate URLs that you copied from Azure portal to the IamIP Patent Platform support team. They configure the SAML SSO connection to be correct on both sides.

Create IamIP Patent Platform test user

Work with the IamIP Patent Platform support team to add a user named B.Simon in IamIP Patent Platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

In this section, you'll test your Azure AD SSO configuration by using Access Panel.

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

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