Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration (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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration single-sign on enabled subscription

Note

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.

Scenario description

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:

  1. Adding MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration into Azure AD, you need to add MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, select MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration needs to be established.

In MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. On the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://contoso.com

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://contoso.com/<tenatid>

    c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://contoso.com/<tenatid>/SAML/SSO/HTTP-Post

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. You can refer these values later in Service Provider Metadata URL section or contact MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Client support team to get these values.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  6. Sign on to your MOVEit Transfer tenant as an administrator.

  7. On the left navigation pane, click Settings.

    Settings Section On App side

  8. Click Single Signon link, which is under Security Policies -> User Auth.

    Security Policies On App side

  9. Click the Metadata URL link to download the metadata document.

    Service Provider Metadata URL

    • Verify entityID matches Identifier in the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Domain and URLs section .
    • Verify AssertionConsumerService Location URL matches REPLY URL in the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Domain and URLs section.

      Configure Single Sign-On On App side

  10. Click Add Identity Provider button to add a new Federated Identity Provider.

    Add Identity Provider

  11. Click Browse... to select the metadata file which you downloaded from Azure portal, then click Add Identity Provider to upload the downloaded file.

    SAML Identity Provider

  12. Select "Yes" as Enabled in the Edit Federated Identity Provider Settings... page and click Save.

    Federated Identity Provider Settings

  13. In the Edit Federated Identity Provider User Settings page, perform the following actions:

    Edit Federated Identity Provider Settings

    a. Select SAML NameID as Login name.

    b. Select Other as Full name and in the Attribute name textbox put the value: http://schemas.microsoft.com/identity/claims/displayname.

    c. Select Other as Email and in the Attribute name textbox put the value: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress.

    d. Select Yes as Auto-create account on signon.

    e. Click Save button.

Tip

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

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

Create an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

    c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Create a MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration. MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration supports just-in-time provisioning, which you have enabled. There is no action item for you in this section. A new user is created during an attempt to access MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Client support team.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.

    The MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Test single sign-on

The objective of this section is to test your Azure AD SSO configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration application.

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