Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with InVision
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate InVision with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate InVision with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to InVision.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to InVision with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
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.
- InVision single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- InVision supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- InVision supports Automated user provisioning.
Adding InVision from the gallery
To configure the integration of InVision into Azure AD, you need to add InVision from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type InVision in the search box.
- Select InVision 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 InVision
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with InVision using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in InVision.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with InVision, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure InVision SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create InVision test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in InVision that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the InVision application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact InVision Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up InVision section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to InVision.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select InVision.
In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure InVision SSO
To automate the configuration within InVision, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up InVision will direct you to the InVision application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into InVision. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.
If you want to setup InVision manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your InVision company site as an administrator.
Click on Team and select Settings.
Scroll down to Single sign-on and then click Change.
On the Single sign-on page, perform the following steps:
a. Change Require SSO for every member of < account name > to On.
b. In the name textbox, enter the name for example like
c. Enter the Sign-on URL value in the Sign-in URL textbox.
d. In the Sign-out URL textbox, paste the Log out URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. In the SAML Certificate textbox, open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) into Notepad, copy the content and paste it into SAML Certificate textbox.
f. In the Name ID Format textbox, use
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:Unspecifiedfor the Name ID Format.
g. Select SHA-256 from the dropdown for the HASH Algorithm.
h. Enter appropriate name for the SSO Button Label.
i. Make Allow Just-in-Time provisioning On.
j. Click Update.
Create InVision test user
In a different web browser window, sign into InVision site as an administrator.
Click on Team and select People.
Click on the + ICON to add new user.
Enter the email address of the user and click Next.
Once verify the email address and then click Invite.
InVision also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to InVision Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to InVision Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the InVision for which you set up the SSO
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the InVision tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the InVision for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure InVision you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.