Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with OrgChart Now

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

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

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now into Azure AD, you need to add OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now in the search box.
  6. Select OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with OrgChart Now, 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 OrgChart Now SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create OrgChart Now test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now 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, perform the following step:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type the URL: https://<OrgChartNowServer>.orgchartnow.com/saml/sso_metadata?entityID=<Your_Azure_AD_Entity_ID>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<OrgChartServer>.orgchartnow.com/saml/sso_acs?entityID=<Your_Azure_AD_Entity_ID>

  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://<OrgChartServer>.orgchartnow.com/saml/sso_acs?entityID=<Your_Azure_AD_Entity_ID>

    Note

    <YourEntityID> is the Azure AD Identifier copied from the Set up OrgChart Now section, described later in tutorial.

  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 OrgChart Now section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 OrgChart Now.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select OrgChart Now.
  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 are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure OrgChart Now SSO

To configure single sign-on in OrgChart Now, follow the steps enumerated in the SSO Configuration article on OrgChart Now's Help site.

Create OrgChart Now test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to OrgChart Now, they must be set up as a user in OrgChart Now, or Auto-Provisioning must be enabled in the SSO Configuration panel.

If you do not wish to enable auto-provisioning at this time, you can manually add a user to OrgChart Now for SSO testing purposes. To do so, follow the steps enumerated in the Creating a New User section of the Account Settings: Manage Users article.

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 OrgChart Now Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now 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 OrgChart Now 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.