Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

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.
  • Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On supports SP initiated SSO
  • Once you configure Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization‚Äôs sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.

To configure the integration of Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On into Azure AD, you need to add Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On in the search box.
  6. Select Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On, complete the following building blocks:

  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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 edit/pen 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 the URL: https://launchpad.midatahub.org

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On SSO

To configure single sign-on on Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On. Work with Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On support team to add the users in the Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On 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 using the Access Panel.

When you click the Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Michigan Data Hub Single Sign-On for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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