Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with InstaVR Viewer

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate InstaVR Viewer with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating InstaVR Viewer with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to InstaVR Viewer.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to InstaVR Viewer (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with InstaVR Viewer, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • InstaVR Viewer single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • InstaVR Viewer supports SP initiated SSO
  • InstaVR Viewer supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

To add InstaVR Viewer from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

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

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type InstaVR Viewer, select InstaVR Viewer from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    InstaVR Viewer in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with InstaVR Viewer based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in InstaVR Viewer needs to be established.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure InstaVR Viewer Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create InstaVR Viewer test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in InstaVR Viewer that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with InstaVR Viewer, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the InstaVR Viewer application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    InstaVR Viewer Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://console.instavr.co/auth/saml/login/<WEBPackagedURL>

    Note

    There is no fixed pattern for Sign on URL. It is generated when the InstaVR Viewer customer does web packaging. It is unique for every customer and package. For getting the exact Sign on URL you need to login to your InstaVR Viewer instance and do web packaging.

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://console.instavr.co/auth/saml/sp/<WEBPackagedURL>

    Note

    The Identifier value is not real. Update this value with the actual Identifier value which is explained later in this tutorial.

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) and Federation Metadata File from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up InstaVR Viewer section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure Ad Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure InstaVR Viewer Single Sign-On

  1. Open a new web browser window and log into your InstaVR Viewer company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on User Icon and select Account.

    InstaVR Viewer configuration

  3. Scroll down to the SAML Auth and perform the following steps:

    InstaVR Viewer configuration

    a. In the SSO URL textbox, paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    b. In the Logout URL textbox, paste the Logout URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. In the Entity ID textbox, paste the Azure Ad Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    d. To upload your downloaded Certificate file, click Update.

    e. To upload your downloaded Federation Metadata file, click Update.

    f. Copy the Entity ID value and paste into the Identifier (Entity ID) text box on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

Create an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

    c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select InstaVR Viewer.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, type and select InstaVR Viewer.

    The InstaVR Viewer link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create InstaVR Viewer test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in InstaVR Viewer. InstaVR Viewer supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in InstaVR Viewer, a new one is created after authentication. If you face any problems, please contact to InstaVR Viewer support team.

Test single sign-on

  1. Open a new web browser window and log into your InstaVR Viewer company site as an administrator.

  2. Select Package from the left navigation panel and select Make package for Web.

    InstaVR Viewer configuration

  3. Select Download.

    InstaVR Viewer configuration

  4. Select Open Hosted Page after that it will be redirected to Azure AD for login.

    InstaVR Viewer configuration

  5. Enter your Azure AD credentials to successfully login to the Azure AD via SSO.

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