Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Learningpool Act
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Learningpool Act with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Learningpool Act with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Learningpool Act
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Learningpool Act (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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Learningpool Act, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Learningpool Act single sign-on enabled subscription
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 here.
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:
- Adding Learningpool Act from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Learningpool Act from the gallery
To configure the integration of Learningpool Act into Azure AD, you need to add Learningpool Act from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Learningpool Act from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Learningpool Act.
In the results panel, select Learningpool Act, and then click Add button to add the application.
Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Learningpool Act based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Learningpool Act is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Learningpool Act needs to be established.
In Learningpool Act, 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 Learningpool Act, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Creating a Learningpool Act test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Learningpool Act that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configuring 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 Learningpool Act application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Learningpool Act, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Learningpool Act application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
On the Learningpool Act Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type the URL:
b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Identifier. Contact Learningpool Act Client support team to get these values.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.
Learningpool Act application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Please configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the "Atrribute" tab of the application. The following screenshot shows an example for this.
In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog, configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image and perform the following steps:
Attribute Name Attribute Value urn:oid:1.2.840.113522.214.171.124 user.userprincipalname urn:oid:126.96.36.199 user.givenname urn:oid:0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.3 user.mail urn:oid:188.8.131.52 user.surname
a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.
b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.
c. From the Value list, type the attribute value shown for that row.
d. Leave the Namespace blank.
e. Click Ok.
Click Save button.
To configure single sign-on on Learningpool Act side, you need to send the downloaded Metadata XML to Learningpool Act support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
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
Creating an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.
To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.
On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.
c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.
d. Click Create.
Creating a Learningpool Act test user
To enable Azure AD users to log in to Learningpool Act, they must be provisioned into Learningpool Act.
There is no action item for you to configure user provisioning to Learningpool Act.
Users need to be created by your Learningpool Act support team.
You can use any other Learningpool Act user account creation tools or APIs provided by Learningpool Act to provision AAD user accounts.
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Learningpool Act.
To assign Britta Simon to Learningpool Act, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
In the applications list, select Learningpool Act.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
Testing 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 Learningpool Act tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Learningpool Act application.