Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Jive

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

Integrating Jive with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Jive 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.

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

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

To add Jive 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 Jive.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

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

This link relationship is established by assigning the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username in Jive.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Jive, 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 Jive test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Jive 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 Jive application.

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

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<instance name>.jivecustom.com

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<instance name>.jiveon.com

    Note

    These values are not the real. Update these values with the actual Sign-on URL and Identifier. Contact Jive Client support team to get these values.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the XML file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. To configure single sign-on on Jive side, sign-on to your Jive tenant as an administrator.

  7. In the menu on the top, Click "Saml."

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

    a. Select Enabled under the General tab. b. Click the "Save all saml settings" button.

  8. Navigate to the "Idp Metadata" tab.

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

    a. Copy the content of the downloaded metadata XML file, and then paste it into the Identity Provider (IDP) Metadata textbox.

    b. Click the "Save all saml settings" button.

  9. Go to the "User Attribute Mapping" tab.

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

    a. In the Email textbox, copy and paste the attribute name of mail value.

    b. In the First Name textbox, copy and paste the attribute name of givenname value.

    c. In the Last Name textbox, copy and paste the attribute name of surname value.

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 Jive test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Jive. Jive supports automatic user provisioning, which is by default enabled. You can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

If you need to create user manually, work with Jive Client support team to add the users in the Jive platform.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Jive, 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 Jive.

    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 Jive tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Jive application.

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