Tutorial: Integrate Kiteworks with Azure Active Directory

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Kiteworks with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Kiteworks with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Kiteworks.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Kiteworks with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get one-month free trial here.
  • Kiteworks single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Kiteworks supports SP initiated SSO
  • Kiteworks supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Kiteworks in the search box.
  6. Select Kiteworks 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 single sign-on

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Kiteworks 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 Kiteworks.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Kiteworks, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Kiteworks SSO - 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 Kiteworks test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Kiteworks that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Kiteworks application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<kiteworksURL>.kiteworks.com

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<kiteworksURL>/sp/module.php/saml/sp/saml2-acs.php/sp-sso

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Kiteworks 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.

  5. 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.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Kiteworks section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure Kiteworks SSO

  1. Sign on to your Kiteworks company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click Settings.

    Screenshot that shows the "Settings" icon on the toolbar selected.

  3. In the Authentication and Authorization section, click SSO Setup.

    Screenshot that shows "S S O Setup" selected from the "Authentication and Authorization" section.

  4. On the SSO Setup page, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Select Authenticate via SSO.

    b. Select Initiate AuthnRequest.

    c. In the IDP Entity ID textbox, paste the value of Azure AD Identifier, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. In the Single Sign-On Service URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    e. In the Single Logout Service URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    f. Open your downloaded certificate in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the RSA Public Key Certificate textbox.

    g. Click Save.

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Kiteworks.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Kiteworks.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Create Kiteworks test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Kiteworks.

Kiteworks supports just-in-time provisioning, which is by default enabled. There is no action item for you in this section. A new user is created during an attempt to access Kiteworks if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the Kiteworks support team.

Test SSO

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

When you click the Kiteworks tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Kiteworks for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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