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 automatically get signed-on 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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Panorama9, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Panorama9 single sign-on enabled subscription
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 here.
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:
- Adding Panorama9 from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
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. Then go to All applications.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Panorama9.
In the results panel, select Panorama9, and then click Add button to add the application.
Configuring and testing 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, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Panorama9 is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Panorama9 needs to be established.
In Panorama9, 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 Panorama9, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Creating a Panorama9 test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Panorama9 that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configuring 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 Panorama9 application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Panorama9, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Panorama9 application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
On the Panorama9 Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL as:
b. In the Identifier textbox, 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.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT value of certificate.
Click Save button.
On the Panorama9 Configuration section, click Configure Panorama9 to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.
In a different web browser window, log into 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 Single Sign-On Service 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.
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
Creating an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.
To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.
On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.
c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.
d. Click Create.
Creating a Panorama9 test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into 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:
Log 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.
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Panorama9.
To assign Britta Simon to Panorama9, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
In the applications list, select Panorama9.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
Testing 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 get automatically signed-on to Panorama9 application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.