Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Panorama9
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Panorama9 with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Panorama9 with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Panorama9.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Panorama9 (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with Panorama9, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
- Panorama9 single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Panorama9 supports SP initiated SSO
Adding 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.
To add Panorama9 from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Panorama9, select Panorama9 from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Panorama9 based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Panorama9 needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Panorama9, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Panorama9 Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Panorama9 test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Panorama9 that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- 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.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Panorama9, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Panorama9 application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a 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.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure Panorama9 Single Sign-On
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 an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Panorama9.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Panorama9.
In the applications list, select Panorama9.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
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.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Panorama9 tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Panorama9 for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.