Tutorial: Configure Infor CloudSuite for automatic user provisioning

The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate the steps to be performed in Infor CloudSuite and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to configure Azure AD to automatically provision and de-provision users and/or groups to Infor CloudSuite.

Note

This tutorial describes a connector built on top of the Azure AD User Provisioning Service. For important details on what this service does, how it works, and frequently asked questions, see Automate user provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS applications with Azure Active Directory.

This connector is currently in Public Preview. For more information on the general Microsoft Azure terms of use for Preview features, see Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

Prerequisites

The scenario outlined in this tutorial assumes that you already have the following prerequisites:

Assigning users to Infor CloudSuite

Azure Active Directory uses a concept called assignments to determine which users should receive access to selected apps. In the context of automatic user provisioning, only the users and/or groups that have been assigned to an application in Azure AD are synchronized.

Before configuring and enabling automatic user provisioning, you should decide which users and/or groups in Azure AD need access to Infor CloudSuite. Once decided, you can assign these users and/or groups to Infor CloudSuite by following the instructions here:

Important tips for assigning users to Infor CloudSuite

  • It is recommended that a single Azure AD user is assigned to Infor CloudSuite to test the automatic user provisioning configuration. Additional users and/or groups may be assigned later.

  • When assigning a user to Infor CloudSuite, you must select any valid application-specific role (if available) in the assignment dialog. Users with the Default Access role are excluded from provisioning.

Set up Infor CloudSuite for provisioning

  1. Sign in to your Infor CloudSuite Admin Console. Click on the user icon and then navigate to user management.

    Infor CloudSuite Admin Console

  2. Click on the menu icon on the left top corner of the screen. Click on Manage.

    Infor CloudSuite Add SCIM

  3. Navigate to SCIM Accounts.

    Infor CloudSuite SCIM Account

  4. Add an admin user by clicking on the plus icon. Provide a SCIM Password and type the same password under Confirm Password. Click on the folder icon to save the password. You will then see an User Identifier generated for the admin user.

    Infor CloudSuite Admin user

    Infor CloudSuite password

    Infor CloudSuite identifier

  5. To generate the bearer token, copy the User Identifier and SCIM Password. Paste them in notepad++ separated by a colon. Encode the string value by navigating to Plugins > MIME Tools > Basic64 Encode.

    Infor CloudSuite identifier

  6. Copy the bearer token. This value will be entered in the Secret Token field in the Provisioning tab of your Infor CloudSuite application in the Azure portal.

Before configuring Infor CloudSuite for automatic user provisioning with Azure AD, you need to add Infor CloudSuite from the Azure AD application gallery to your list of managed SaaS applications.

To add Infor CloudSuite from the Azure AD application gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left navigation panel, select Azure Active Directory.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Go to Enterprise applications, and then select All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add a new application, select the New application button at the top of the pane.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, enter Infor CloudSuite, select Infor CloudSuite in the results panel, and then click the Add button to add the application.

    Infor CloudSuite in the results list

Configuring automatic user provisioning to Infor CloudSuite

This section guides you through the steps to configure the Azure AD provisioning service to create, update, and disable users and/or groups in Infor CloudSuite based on user and/or group assignments in Azure AD.

Tip

You may also choose to enable SAML-based single sign-on for Infor CloudSuite , following the instructions provided in the Infor CloudSuite Single sign-on tutorial. Single sign-on can be configured independently of automatic user provisioning, though these two features compliment each other.

Note

To learn more about Infor CloudSuite's SCIM endpoint, refer this.

To configure automatic user provisioning for Infor CloudSuite in Azure AD:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal. Select Enterprise Applications, then select All applications.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Infor CloudSuite.

    The Infor CloudSuite link in the Applications list

  3. Select the Provisioning tab.

    Provisioning tab

  4. Set the Provisioning Mode to Automatic.

    Provisioning tab

  5. Under the Admin Credentials section, input https://mingle-t20b-scim.mingle.awsdev.infor.com/INFORSTS_TST/v2/scim in Tenant URL. Input the bearer token value retrieved earlier in Secret Token. Click Test Connection to ensure Azure AD can connect to Infor CloudSuite. If the connection fails, ensure your Infor CloudSuite account has Admin permissions and try again.

    Tenant URL + Token

  6. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of a person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and check the checkbox - Send an email notification when a failure occurs.

    Notification Email

  7. Click Save.

  8. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Infor CloudSuite.

    Infor CloudSuite User Mappings

  9. Review the user attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Infor CloudSuite in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the user accounts in Infor CloudSuite for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Infor CloudSuite User Attributes

  10. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Groups to Infor CloudSuite.

    Infor CloudSuite Group Mappings

  11. Review the group attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Infor CloudSuite in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the groups in Infor CloudSuite for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Infor CloudSuite Group Attributes

  12. To configure scoping filters, refer to the following instructions provided in the Scoping filter tutorial.

  13. To enable the Azure AD provisioning service for Infor CloudSuite, change the Provisioning Status to On in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Status Toggled On

  14. Define the users and/or groups that you would like to provision to Infor CloudSuite by choosing the desired values in Scope in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Scope

  15. When you are ready to provision, click Save.

    Saving Provisioning Configuration

This operation starts the initial synchronization of all users and/or groups defined in Scope in the Settings section. The initial sync takes longer to perform than subsequent syncs, which occur approximately every 40 minutes as long as the Azure AD provisioning service is running. You can use the Synchronization Details section to monitor progress and follow links to provisioning activity report, which describes all actions performed by the Azure AD provisioning service on Infor CloudSuite.

For more information on how to read the Azure AD provisioning logs, see Reporting on automatic user account provisioning.

Additional resources

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