Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Netskope Administrator Console

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Netskope Administrator Console supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

Note

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

To configure the integration of Netskope Administrator Console into Azure AD, you need to add Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console in the search box.
  6. Select Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netskope Administrator Console, 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 Netskope Administrator Console SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Netskope Administrator Console test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<tenant_host_name>/saml/acs

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Reply URL. You will get the value explained later in the tutorial.

  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://<tenantname>.goskope.com

    Note

    The Sign-on URL values is not real. Update Sign-on URL value with the actual Sign-on URL. Contact Netskope Administrator Console Client support team to get Sign-on URL value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. Netskope Administrator Console 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.

    image

  7. In addition to above, Netskope Administrator Console 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
    admin-role user.assignedroles

    Note

    Click here to know how to create roles in Azure AD.

  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 Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Netskope Administrator Console.
  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 have setup the roles as explained in the above, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Netskope Administrator Console SSO

  1. Open a new tab in your browser, and sign in to your Netskope Administrator Console company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Settings tab from the left navigation pane.

    Screenshot shows Setting selected in the navigation pane.

  3. Click Administration tab.

    Screenshot shows Administration selected from Settings.

  4. Click SSO tab.

    Screenshot shows S S O selected in Administration.

  5. On the Network Settings section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows Network Settings where you can enter the values described.

    a. Copy Assertion Consumer Service URL value and paste it into the Reply URL textbox in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    b. Copy Service Provider Entity ID value and paste it into the Identifier textbox in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. Click on the EDIT SETTINGS under the SSO/SLO Settings section.

    Screenshot shows S S O / S L O Settings where you can select EDIT SETTINGS.

  7. On the Settings pop-up window, perform the following steps;

    Screenshot shows the Settings dialog box where you can enter the values described.

    a. Select Enable SSO.

    b. In the IDP URL textbox, paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. In the IDP ENTITY ID textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    d. Open your downloaded Base64 encoded certificate in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the IDP CERTIFICATE textbox.

    e. Select Enable SSO.

    f. In the IDP SLO URL textbox, paste the Logout URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    g. Click SUBMIT.

Create Netskope Administrator Console test user

  1. Open a new tab in your browser, and sign in to your Netskope Administrator Console company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Settings tab from the left navigation pane.

    Screenshot shows Settings selected.

  3. Click Active Platform tab.

    Screenshot shows Active Platform selected from Settings.

  4. Click Users tab.

    Screenshot shows Users selected from Active Platform.

  5. Click ADD USERS.

    Screenshot shows the Users dialog box where you can select ADD USERS.

  6. Enter the email address of the user you want to add and click ADD.

    Screenshot shows Add Users where you can enter a list of users.

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 Netskope Administrator Console Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console 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 Netskope Administrator Console 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.