Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Moxtra

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Moxtra with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating Moxtra with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Moxtra
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Moxtra (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 Moxtra, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Moxtra 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 here.

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 Moxtra from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Moxtra from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    Active Directory

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

    Applications

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

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type Moxtra.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select Moxtra, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

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

In Moxtra, 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 Moxtra, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a Moxtra test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Moxtra that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. 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 Moxtra application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Moxtra, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Moxtra application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Moxtra Domain and URLs section, perform the following step:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL as: https://www.moxtra.com/service/#login

  4. Moxtra application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the "User Attributes" section on application integration page. The following screenshot shows an example for this configuration.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. 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
    firstname user.givenname
    lastname user.surname
    idpid < SAML Entity ID >

    Note

    The value of idpid attribute is not real. You can get the actual value from Quick reference section under Moxtra Configuration.

    a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    c. From the Value list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    d. Click Ok.

  6. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. On the Moxtra Configuration section, click Configure Moxtra to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. In another browser window, sign on to your Moxtra company site as an administrator.

  10. In the toolbar on the left, click Admin Console > SAML Single Sign-on, and then click New.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  11. On the SAML page, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Name textbox, type a name for your configuration (e.g.: SAML).

    b. In the IdP Entity ID textbox, paste the value of SAML Entity ID which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In Login URL textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. In the AuthnContextClassRef textbox, type urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:Password.

    e. In the NameID Format textbox, type urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.

    f. Open certificate which you have downloaded from Azure portal in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the Certificate textbox.

    g. In the SAML email domain textbox, type your SAML email domain.

    Note

    To see the steps to verify the domain, click the "i" below.

    h. Click Update.

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

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

Create Azure AD User

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

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    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 Moxtra test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Moxtra.

To create a user called Britta Simon in Moxtra, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign on to your Moxtra company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the left, click Admin Console > User Management, and then Add User.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Add User dialog, perform the following steps:

    a. In the First Name textbox, type Britta.

    b. In the Last Name textbox, type Simon.

    c. In the Email textbox, type Britta's email address same as on Azure portal.

    d. In the Division textbox, type Dev.

    e. In the Department textbox, type IT.

    f. Select Administrator.

    g. Click Add.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Moxtra.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Moxtra, 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 Moxtra.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

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

    Assign User

  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.

Testing single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the Moxtra tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Moxtra application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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