Tutorial: Integrate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console 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.
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.
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console supports SP initiated SSO.
Adding Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console from the gallery
To configure the integration of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console into Azure AD, you need to add Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console in the search box.
- Select Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 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 single sign-on
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 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 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console to configure the SSO settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B. Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B. Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console test user to have a counterpart of B. Simon in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console that is linked to the Azure AD representation of 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 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration page, enter the values for the following fields:
You will get the Service Provider metadata file from the Configure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console Single Sign-On section of the tutorial.
Click Upload metadata file.
Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.
Once the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section textbox.
If the Identifier and Reply URL values do not get auto polulated, then fill in the values manually according to your requirement.
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 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. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.
In addition to above, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Attributes & Claims section on the Group Claims (Preview) dialog, perform the following steps:
Click the pen next to Name identifier value.
Select Persistent as Choose name identifier format.
Click the pen next to Groups returned in claim.
Select Security groups from the radio list.
Select Source Attribute of Group ID.
Check Customize the name of the group claim.
In the Name text box, type groupName.
In the Namespace (optional) text box, type
On the Set up Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console
In a different web browser window, sign in to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console as an Administrator.
Click on the left side of the menu and click on Identity then navigate to Federation.
Save the Service Provider metadata file by clicking the Download this document link and upload it into the Basic SAML Configuration section of Azure portal and then click on Add Identity Provider.
On the Add Identity Provider pop-up, perform the following steps:
In the NAME text box, enter your name.
In the DESCRIPTION text box, enter your description.
Select MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY FEDERATION SERVICE (ADFS) OR SAML 2.0 COMPLIANT IDENTITY PROVIDER as TYPE.
Click Browse to upload the Federation Metadata XML, which you have downloaded from Azure portal.
Click Continue and on the Edit Identity Provider section perform the following steps:
The IDENTITY PROVIDER GROUP should be selected as Custom Group. The GROUP ID should be the GUID of the group from Azure Active Directory. The group needs to be mapped with corresponding group in OCI GROUP field.
You can map multiple groups as per your setup in Azure portal and your organization need. Click on + Add mapping to add as many groups as you need.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B. Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select 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 email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B. Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog, select B. Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
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.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console test user
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console supports just-in-time provisioning, which is by default. There is no action item for you in this section. A new user does not get created during an attempt to access and also no need to create the user.
When you select the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console tile in the Access Panel, you will be redirected to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console sign in page. Select the IDENTITY PROVIDER from the drop-down menu and click Continue as shown below to sign in. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.