Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with monday.com

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

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

Scenario description

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

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with monday.com 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 monday.com.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with monday.com, 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 monday.com SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create monday.com test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in monday.com 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 monday.com 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, if you have Service Provider metadata file and wish to configure in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    a. Click Upload metadata file.

    Upload metadata file

    b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.

    choose metadata file

    c. After the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section.

    Note

    If the Identifier and Reply URL values do not get populated automatically, then fill in the values manually. The Identifier and the Reply URL are the same and value is in the following pattern: https://<your-domain>.monday.com/saml/saml_callback

  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, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<YOUR_DOMAIN>.monday.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-On URL. Contact monday.com 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.

  6. monday.com 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.

    Screenshot shows User Attributes & Claims with default values such as Givenname user.givenname and Emailaddress User.mail.

  7. In addition to above, monday.com 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
    Email user.mail
    FirstName user.givenname
    LastName user.surname
  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.

    The Certificate download link

  9. On the Set up monday.com 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 monday.com.

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

  1. To automate the configuration within monday.com, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup monday.com which will direct you to the monday.com application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into monday.com. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.

    Setup configuration

  3. If you want to setup monday.com manually, open a new web browser window and sign in to monday.com as an administrator and perform the following steps:

  4. Go to the Profile on the top right corner of page and click on Admin.

    Screenshot shows the Admin profile selected.

  5. Select Security and make sure to click on Open next to SAML.

    Screenshot shows the Security tab with the option to Open next to SAML.

  6. Fill in the details below from your IDP.

    Screenshot shows the SAML provider where you can enter information from your I D P.

    Note

    For more details refer this article

Create monday.com test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in monday.com. monday.com supports just-in-time provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in monday.com, a new one is created when you attempt to access monday.com.

Test SSO

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

SP initiated:

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

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

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the monday.com 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 monday.com 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 monday.com 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 monday.com 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.