Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with My IBISWorld

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

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

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

Scenario description

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

  • My IBISWorld supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • My IBISWorld supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with My IBISWorld, 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 My IBISWorld SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create My IBISWorld test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld 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 wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    In the Relay State text box, type the URL: RPID=http://fedlogin.ibisworld.com and leave the Sign-on URL text box empty.

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Please contact My IBISWorld support team for Sign-on URL from IBISWorld and set it into the Sign-on URL text box.

  6. Click Save.

  7. My IBISWorld 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.

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  8. In addition to above, My IBISWorld 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
    department user.department
    language user.preferredlanguage
    phone user.telephonenumber
    title user.jobtitle
    userid user.employeeid
    country user.country
  9. 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 My IBISWorld.

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

To configure single sign-on on My IBISWorld side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to My IBISWorld support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create My IBISWorld test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in My IBISWorld. My IBISWorld supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in My IBISWorld, a new one is created after authentication.

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 My IBISWorld Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld 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 My IBISWorld 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.