Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Igloo Software

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Igloo Software with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating Igloo Software with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Igloo Software
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Igloo Software (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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Igloo Software, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • An Igloo Software single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

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 here.

Scenario description

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:

  1. Adding Igloo Software from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Igloo Software from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

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

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type Igloo Software.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select Igloo Software, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Igloo Software based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Igloo Software is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Igloo Software needs to be established.

In Igloo Software, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Igloo Software, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating an Igloo Software test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Igloo Software that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring 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 Igloo Software application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Igloo Software, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Igloo Software application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Igloo Software Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<company name>.igloocommmunities.com

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<company name>.igloocommmunities.com/saml.digest

    c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<company name>.igloocommmunities.com/saml.digest

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. Contact Igloo Software Client support team to get these values.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. On the Igloo Software Configuration section, click Configure Igloo Software to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the Sign-Out URL and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. In a different web browser window, log in to your Igloo Software company site as an administrator.

  8. Go to the Control Panel.

    Control Panel

  9. In the Membership tab, click Sign In Settings.

    Sign in Settings

  10. In the SAML Configuration section, click Configure SAML Authentication.

    SAML Configuration

  11. In the General Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    General Configuration

    a. In the Connection Name textbox, type a custom name for your configuration.

    b. In the IdP Login URL textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In the IdP Logout URL textbox, paste the value of Sign-Out URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. Select Logout Response and Request HTTP Type as POST.

    e. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad downloaded from Azure portal, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the Public Certificate textbox.

  12. In the Response and Authentication Configuration, perform the following steps:

    Response and Authentication Configuration

    a. As Identity Provider, select Microsoft ADFS.

    b. As Identifier Type, select Email Address.

    c. In the Email Attribute textbox, type emailaddress.

    d. In the First Name Attribute textbox, type givenname.

    e. In the Last Name Attribute textbox, type surname.

  13. Perform the following steps to complete the configuration:

    User creation on Sign in

    a. As User creation on Sign in, select Create a new user in your site when they sign in.

    b. As Sign in Settings, select Use SAML button on “Sign in” screen.

    c. Click Save.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

Create Azure AD User

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.

    c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.

    d. Click Create.

Creating an Igloo Software test user

There is no action item for you to configure user provisioning to Igloo Software.

When an assigned user tries to log in to Igloo Software using the access panel, Igloo Software checks whether the user exists. If there is no user account available yet, it is automatically created by Igloo Software.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Igloo Software.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Igloo Software, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Igloo Software.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    Assign User

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Testing single sign-on

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

When you click the Igloo Software tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Igloo Software application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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