Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Jostle

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

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

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Jostle 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 Jostle from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Jostle 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. Click Add at the top of the window.

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  4. In the search box under Add an application type Jostle.

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

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

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

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

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

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    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, enter: https://login-prod.jostle.us

    b. In the Identifier textbox, enter: https://jostle.us

    c. Check the box next to Show advanced URL settings

    d. In the Reply URL textbox, enter: https://login-prod.jostle.us/saml/SSO/alias/newjostle.us

  4. On the User Attributes section, for the User Identifier field, enter: user.userprincipalname

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  5. Click Save at the top of the window.

  6. Go to SAML Signing Certificate and verify that it's set to Active. Then click Metadata XML to download the metadata file.

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  7. To configure single sign-on on Jostle's side, you need to send the downloaded metadata XML to Jostle support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

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:

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    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 Jostle test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Jostle. If you don't know how to add Britta Simon in Jostle, please contact with Jostle support team to add the test user and enable SSO.

Note

The Azure Active Directory account holder receives an email and follows a link to confirm their account before it becomes active.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Jostle, 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 Jostle.

    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 Jostle tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically login page of Jostle application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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