Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with OfficeSpace Software

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

Integrating OfficeSpace Software with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A OfficeSpace Software 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.

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

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

To add OfficeSpace Software from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    The Azure Active Directory button

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

    The Enterprise applications blade

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

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type OfficeSpace Software, select OfficeSpace Software from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    OfficeSpace Software in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

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

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

In OfficeSpace Software, 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 OfficeSpace Software, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a OfficeSpace Software test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in OfficeSpace Software that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure 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 OfficeSpace Software application.

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

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

    Configure single sign-on link

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

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. On the OfficeSpace Software Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    OfficeSpace Software Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<company name>.officespacesoftware.com/users/sign_in/saml

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: <company name>.officespacesoftware.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Identifier. Contact OfficeSpace Software Client support team to get these values.

  4. OfficeSpace Software application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Please 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.

    Configure attribute

  5. In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog, select user.mail as User Identifier and for each row shown in the table below, perform the following steps:

    Attribute Name Attribute Value
    email user.mail
    name user.displayname
    first_name user.givenname
    last_name user.surname

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

    Configure Add

    Configure attribute

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

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

    d. Click Ok

  6. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT value of the certificate.

    The Certificate download link

  7. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

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

    OfficeSpace Software Configuration

  9. In a different web browser window, log into your OfficeSpace Software tenant as an administrator.

  10. Go to Settings and click Connectors.

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

  11. Click SAML Authentication.

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

  12. In the SAML Authentication section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On On App Side

    a. In the Logout provider url textbox, paste the value of Sign-Out URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    b. In the Client idp target url textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. Paste the Thumbprint value which you have copied from Azure portal, into the Client IDP certificate fingerprint textbox.

    d. Click Save Settings.

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

Create an Azure AD test user

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

Create an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.

    The Azure Active Directory button

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

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

    c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Create a OfficeSpace Software test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in OfficeSpace Software. OfficeSpace Software supports just-in-time provisioning, which is by default enabled.

There is no action item for you in this section. A new user will be created during an attempt to access OfficeSpace Software if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

If you need to create an user manually, you need to Contact OfficeSpace Software support team.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to OfficeSpace Software, 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 OfficeSpace Software.

    The OfficeSpace Software link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add Assignment pane

  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.

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the OfficeSpace Software tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your OfficeSpace Software application.

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