Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training (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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 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.

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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training into Azure AD, you need to add KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 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. Then go to All applications.

    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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, select KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training needs to be established.

In KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, 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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. 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 and configure single sign-on in your KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. On the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.KnowBe4.com/auth/saml/<instancename>

    Note

    Sign-on URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Client support team to get this value.

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type the string value: KnowBe4

    Note

    This is case-sensitive

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate (Raw) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  6. On the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Configuration section, click Configure KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 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.

    KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Configuration

  7. To configure single sign-on on KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Raw), Sign-Out URL, SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL to KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Client support team.

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

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

Create an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

    c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Create a KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training. KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training support team.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training.

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training, 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 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training.

    The KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  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.

Test single sign-on

The objective of this section is to test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training application.

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