Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Netskope User Authentication

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Netskope User Authentication.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Netskope User Authentication with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

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 User Authentication single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Netskope User Authentication supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

To configure the integration of Netskope User Authentication into Azure AD, you need to add Netskope User Authentication 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 User Authentication in the search box.
  6. Select Netskope User Authentication 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 single sign-on for Netskope User Authentication

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netskope User Authentication 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 User Authentication.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netskope User Authentication, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Netskope User Authentication SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
  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 User Authentication 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 edit/pen 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:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.goskope.com/<customer entered string>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.goskope.com/nsauth/saml2/http-post/<customer entered string>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. You will get these values 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 User Authentication 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. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Netskope User Authentication 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 User Authentication.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select Netskope User Authentication.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Netskope User Authentication SSO

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

  2. Click Active Platform tab.

    Netskope User Authentication Configuration

  3. Scroll down to FORWARD PROXY and select SAML.

    Netskope User Authentication Configuration

  4. On the SAML Settings page, perform the following steps:

    Netskope User Authentication Configuration

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

    b. Copy SAML ACS URL value and paste it into the Reply URL textbox in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. Click ADD ACCOUNT.

    Netskope User Authentication Configuration

  6. On the Add SAML Account page, perform the following steps:

    Netskope User Authentication Configuration

    a. In the NAME textbox, provide the name like Azure AD.

    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 metadata file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the IDP CERTIFICATE textbox.

    e. Click SAVE.

Create Netskope User Authentication test user

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

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

    Netskope User Authentication User Creation

  3. Click Active Platform tab.

    Netskope User Authentication User Creation

  4. Click Users tab.

    Netskope User Authentication User Creation

  5. Click ADD USERS.

    Netskope User Authentication User Creation

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

    Netskope User Authentication User Creation

Test SSO

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

When you click the Netskope User Authentication tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Netskope User Authentication for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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