Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with iQualify LMS

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

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to iQualify LMS.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to iQualify LMS (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 iQualify LMS, 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
  • iQualify LMS single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • iQualify LMS supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
  • iQualify LMS supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

To add iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS, select iQualify LMS from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with iQualify LMS, 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 iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the iQualify LMS 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, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Basic SAML Configuration, where you can enter Identifier, Reply U R L, and select Save.

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: | | |--|--| | Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/| | Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io|

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: | | |--|--| | Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/auth/saml2/callback | | Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/auth/saml2/callback |

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Screenshot shows Set additional U R Ls where you can enter a Sign on U R L.

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: | | |--|--| | Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/login | | Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/login |

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact iQualify LMS 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.

  6. Your iQualify LMS application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

    Screenshot shows User Attributes with the Edit icon selected.

  7. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, edit the claims by using Edit icon or add the claims by using Add new claim to configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    Name Source Attribute
    email user.userprincipalname
    first_name user.givenname
    last_name user.surname
    person_id "your attribute"

    a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.

    Screenshot shows User claims with the option to Add new claim.

    Screenshot shows the Manage user claims dialog box where you can enter the values described.

    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. Leave the Namespace blank.

    d. Select Source as Attribute.

    e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    f. Click Ok

    g. Click Save.

    Note

    The person_id attribute is Optional

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

    The Certificate download link

  9. On the Set up iQualify LMS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure iQualify LMS Single Sign-On

  1. Open a new browser window, and then sign in to your iQualify environment as an administrator.

  2. Once you are logged in, click on your avatar at the top right, then click on Account settings

    Account settings

  3. In the account settings area, click on the ribbon menu on the left and click on INTEGRATIONS

    INTEGRATIONS

  4. Under INTEGRATIONS, click on the SAML icon.

    SAML icon

  5. In the SAML Authentication Settings dialog box, perform the following steps:

    SAML Authentication Settings

    a. In the SAML SINGLE SIGN-ON SERVICE URL box, paste the Login URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    b. In the SAML LOGOUT URL box, paste the Logout URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    c. Open the downloaded certificate file in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it in the PUBLIC CERTIFICATE box.

    d. In LOGIN BUTTON LABEL enter the name for the button to be displayed on login page.

    e. Click SAVE.

    f. Click UPDATE.

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 iQualify LMS.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select iQualify LMS.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select iQualify LMS.

    The iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in iQualify LMS. iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS, a new one is created after authentication.

Test single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the iQualify LMS tile in the Access Panel, you should get login page of your iQualify LMS application.

login page

Click Sign in with Azure AD button and you should get automatically signed-on to your iQualify LMS application.

For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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