Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Infinite Campus
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Infinite Campus with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Infinite Campus with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Infinite Campus.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Infinite Campus (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
To configure Azure AD integration with Infinite Campus, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Infinite Campus single sign-on enabled subscription
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.
- At minimum, you need to be an Azure Active Directory administrator to complete the configuration.
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:
- Adding Infinite Campus from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Infinite Campus from the gallery
To configure the integration of Infinite Campus into Azure AD, you need to add Infinite Campus from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Infinite Campus from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Infinite Campus, select Infinite Campus from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Infinite Campus based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Infinite Campus is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Infinite Campus needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Infinite Campus, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Creating a Infinite Campus test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Infinite Campus that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 Infinite Campus application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Infinite Campus, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Infinite Campus application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, Click Select for SAML mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you have Service Provider metadata file (skip to step 11.c), perform the following steps:
a. Click Upload metadata file.
b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.
c. Once the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section textbox as shown below:
d. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern (the domain will vary with Hosting Model):
You get the Service Provider metadata file on the Infinite Campus SSO Service Provider Configuration page which is explained later in the tutorial. If you're starting with a new SAML Service Provider configuration in Infinite Campus, skip to step 11 to complete the export of the Service Provider metadata file.
If you dont have Service Provider metadata file, perform the following steps (note that the domain will vary with Hosting Model):
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
On the SAML Signing Certificate page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click the copy icon to copy App Federation Metadata Url and paste it into notepad.
On the Set up Infinite Campus section, use the following values to validate when uploading or utilizing the Azure metadata file/URL.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
In a different web browser window, login to Infinite Campus as a Security Administrator.
On the left side of menu, click System Administration.
Navigate to User Security > SAML Management > SSO Service Provider Configuration.
On the SSO Service Provider Configuration page, perform the following steps:
a. Select Enable SAML Single Sign On.
b. On the Select an option to retrieve Identity Provider (IDP) server data section, select Metadata URL, paste the App Federation Metadata Url in the box, and then click Sync.
c. Click on Service Provider Metadata link to save the Service Provider metadata file on your computer, and upload it in Basic SAML Configuration section to auto populate the Identifier and Reply URL values in the Azure portal (refer to step 4 for upload and automatic population of values, or step 5 for manual entry).
d. After clicking Sync the values get auto-populated in SSO Service Provider Configuration page.
e. Click Save.
Creating an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a single test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field, type email@example.com
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Properties, select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Select Create.
Creating a Infinite Campus test user
Infinite Campus has a demographics centered architecture. Please contact Infinite Campus support team to add the users in the Infinite Campus platform.
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Infinite Campus.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications.
In the applications list, select Infinite Campus.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog select the Assign button.
Testing single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Infinite Campus tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Infinite Campus application. If you are logging into the Infinite Camnpus application in the same browser you are administering Azure AD, ensure you are logged into Azure AD as the test user. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.