Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with LabLog

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

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

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • LabLog single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • LabLog supports SP initiated SSO

  • LabLog supports Just In Time user provisioning

To configure the integration of LabLog into Azure AD, you need to add LabLog 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 LabLog in the search box.
  6. Select LabLog 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 SSO for LabLog

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with LabLog 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 LabLog.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with LabLog, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure LabLog SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create LabLog test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in LabLog that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. 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 LabLog 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 pencil 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:

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CUSTOMER_SUBDOMAIN>.labnotebook.app/lablog/login/sso/

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact LabLog Client support team to get the value. 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 LabLog section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

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 LabLog.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select LabLog.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  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 are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure LabLog SSO

  1. Login to the LabLog website as an administrator.

  2. Click on Single Sign-On icon in the left menu.

  3. Perform the below steps in the following page.

    LabLog Configuration

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

    b. In the SAML SSO Login URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. Open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the Public Certificate textbox.

    d. Click on SAVE.

Create LabLog test user

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

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to LabLog Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to LabLog Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the LabLog tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to LabLog Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure LabLog you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.