Tutorial: Integrate Learning at Work with Azure Active Directory

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Learning at Work.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Learning at Work 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.
  • Learning at Work single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Learning at Work supports SP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Learning at Work 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 Learning at Work.

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

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<subdomain>.sabacloud.com/Saba/Web/<company code>

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<subdomain>.sabacloud.com/Saba/saml/SSO/alias/<company name>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Learning at Work 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. Learning at Work 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, where as nameidentifier is mapped with user.userprincipalname.

    You can update the nameidentifier value in Azure AD based on your Organization setup and this value needs to match with the User ID in the SABA cloud, for that you need to edit the attribute mapping by clicking on pencil icon and change the attribute mapping.

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  6. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Learning at Work 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 Learning at Work.

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

To configure single sign-on on Learning at Work side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Learning at Work support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Learning at Work test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Learning at Work. Work with Learning at Work support team to add the users in the Learning at Work platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

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 Learning at Work Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure Learning at Work 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.