Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with IQNavigator VMS

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

Integrating IQNavigator VMS with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to IQNavigator VMS
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to IQNavigator VMS (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 IQNavigator VMS, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A IQNavigator VMS 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 Trial offer.

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 IQNavigator VMS from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add IQNavigator VMS 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 IQNavigator VMS.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select IQNavigator VMS, 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 IQNavigator VMS based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

In IQNavigator VMS, 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 IQNavigator VMS, 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 a IQNavigator VMS test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in IQNavigator VMS 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 IQNavigator VMS application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with IQNavigator VMS, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the IQNavigator VMS 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 IQNavigator VMS Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type the URL:iqn.com

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<subdomain>.iqnavigator.com/security/login?client_name=https://sts.window.net/<instance name>

  4. Check Show advanced URL settings, perform the following step:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Relay state textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:https://<subdomain>.iqnavigator.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Relay state. Contact IQNavigator VMS Client support team to get these values.

  5. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click the copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and paste it into notepad.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. IQNavigator application expect the unique user identifier value in the Name Identifier claim. Customer can map the correct value for the Name Identifier claim. In this case we have mapped the user.UserPrincipalName for the demo purpose. But according to your organization settings you should map the correct value for it.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. On the IQNavigator VMS Configuration section, click Configure IQNavigator VMS to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the Sign-Out URL, SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. To configure single sign-on on IQNavigator VMS side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url, Sign-Out URL, SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL to IQNavigator VMS support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

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 a IQNavigator VMS test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in IQNavigator VMS. Work with IQNavigator VMS support team to add the users in the IQNavigator VMS account.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to IQNavigator VMS, 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 IQNavigator VMS.

    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 IQNavigator VMS tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your IQNavigator VMS application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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