Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Nitro Productivity Suite
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Nitro Productivity Suite with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Nitro Productivity Suite with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Nitro Productivity Suite.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed in to Nitro Productivity Suite with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.
To learn more about software as a service (SaaS) app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
To get started, you need:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- A Nitro Productivity Suite Enterprise subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Nitro Productivity Suite supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Nitro Productivity Suite supports Just In Time user provisioning.
- After you configure Nitro Productivity Suite, 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. For more information, see Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.
Add Nitro Productivity Suite from the gallery
To configure the integration of Nitro Productivity Suite into Azure AD, you need to add Nitro Productivity Suite from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal by using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left pane, select Azure Active Directory.
- Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select All Applications.
- To add a new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Nitro Productivity Suite in the search box.
- Select Nitro Productivity Suite from the results, 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 Nitro Productivity Suite
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Nitro Productivity Suite, by using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a linked relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Nitro Productivity Suite.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Nitro Productivity Suite, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Nitro Productivity Suite SSO to configure the single sign-on settings on the application side.
- Create a Nitro Productivity Suite test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Nitro Productivity Suite, linked to the Azure AD representation of the user.
- Test SSO to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Nitro Productivity Suite application integration page, find the Manage section. Select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64). Select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
In the Set up Nitro Productivity Suite section, select the copy icon beside Login URL.
In the Nitro Admin portal, on the Enterprise Settings page, find the Single Sign-On section. Select Setup SAML SSO.
a. Paste the Login URL from the preceding step into the Sign In URL field.
b. Upload the Certificate (Base64) from the earlier step in the X509 Signing Certificate field.
c. Select Submit.
d. Select Enable Single Sign-On.
Return to the Azure portal. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
In the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you want to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, copy and paste the SAML Entity ID field from the Nitro Admin portal. It should have the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, copy and paste the ACS URL field from the Nitro Admin portal. It should have the following pattern:
Select Set additional URLs, and perform the following step if you want to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL:
The Nitro Productivity Suite application expects the SAML assertions to be 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.
In addition to the preceding attributes, the Nitro Productivity Suite application expects a few more attributes to be passed back in the SAML response. These attributes are pre-populated, but you can review them per your requirements.
Name Source attribute employeeNumber user.objectid
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory > Users > All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write the password down.
- Select Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Nitro Productivity Suite.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications > All applications.
In the applications list, select Nitro Productivity Suite.
In the app's overview page, find the Manage section, and select Users and groups.
Select Add user. Then, in the Add Assignment dialog box, select Users and groups.
In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon from the list of users. Then choose Select at the bottom of the screen.
If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Then choose Select at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Assign.
Configure Nitro Productivity Suite SSO
To configure single sign-on on Nitro Productivity Suite side, send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from the Azure portal to the Nitro Productivity Suite support team. The support team ensures that the SAML SSO connection is set properly on both sides.
Create a Nitro Productivity Suite test user
Nitro Productivity Suite supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no additional action for you to take. If a user doesn't already exist in Nitro Productivity Suite, a new one is created after authentication.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration by using Access Panel.
When you select the Nitro Productivity Suite tile in Access Panel, you're automatically signed in to the Nitro Productivity Suite for which you set up SSO. For more information, see Sign in and start apps from the My Apps portal.