Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Panorama9
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Panorama9 with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Panorama9 with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Panorama9.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Panorama9 with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
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.
- Panorama9 single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Panorama9 supports SP initiated SSO.
Add Panorama9 from the gallery
To configure the integration of Panorama9 into Azure AD, you need to add Panorama9 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 Panorama9 in the search box.
- Select Panorama9 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 Panorama9
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Panorama9 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 Panorama9.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Panorama9, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Panorama9 SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Panorama9 test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Panorama9 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 Panorama9 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 pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type the URL:
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Panorama9 Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the Thumbprint and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Panorama9 section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Panorama9.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Panorama9.
- 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 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Panorama9 SSO
In a different web browser window, sign in to your Panorama9 company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the top, click Manage, and then click Extensions.
On the Extensions dialog, click Single Sign-On.
In the Settings section, perform the following steps:
a. In Identity provider URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
b. In Certificate fingerprint textbox, paste the Thumbprint value of certificate, which you have copied from Azure portal.
Create Panorama9 test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to sign in to Panorama9, they must be provisioned into Panorama9.
In the case of Panorama9, provisioning is a manual task.
To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:
Sign in to your Panorama9 company site as an administrator.
In the menu on the top, click Manage, and then click Users.
In the Users section, Click + to add new user.
Go to the User data section, type the email address of a valid Azure Active Directory user you want to provision into the Email textbox.
Come to the Users section, Click Save.
The Azure Active Directory account holder receives an email and follows a link to confirm their account before it becomes active.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Panorama9 Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Panorama9 Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Panorama9 tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Panorama9 Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Panorama9 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.
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