Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with LawVu

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

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


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.
  • LawVu single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • LawVu supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • LawVu supports Just In Time user provisioning.


Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with LawVu 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 LawVu.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with LawVu, 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 LawVu SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create LawVu test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in LawVu 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 LawVu 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.

    Screenshot of the Edit Basic SAML Configuration page.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following step:

    • In the Reply URL text box, enter a URL by using the pattern: https://api-<REGION>.lawvu.com/sso/validate/<GUID>.


    This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Reply URL. Contact LawVu Client support team to get this value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    • In the Sign-on URL text box, enter the URL: https://go.lawvu.com
  6. LawVu application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.


  7. In addition to above, LawVu application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.

    Name Source attribute
    uniqueId user.objectid
  8. 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.

    Screenshot of the Certificate download link.

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

    Screenshot of the 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 LawVu.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select LawVu.
  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 LawVu SSO

To configure single sign-on on LawVu side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to LawVu support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create LawVu test user

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

Test SSO

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

SP initiated:

You have two options to test by using SP initiated:

  • In the Azure portal, select Test this application. You're redirected to the LawVu Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

IDP initiated:

  • In the Azure portal, select Test this application. You should be automatically signed in to the LawVu for which you set up the SSO.

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the LawVu tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the LawVu for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure LawVu 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.