Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Peakon

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Peakon with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating Peakon with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Peakon.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Peakon (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

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Peakon, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Peakon single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

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 production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.

Scenario description

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:

  1. Adding Peakon from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of Peakon into Azure AD, you need to add Peakon from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add Peakon from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type Peakon, select Peakon from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Peakon in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Peakon based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Peakon is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Peakon needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Peakon, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a Peakon test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Peakon that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. 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 Peakon application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Peakon, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Peakon application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, Click Select for SAML mode to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Set-up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Peakon Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.peakon.com/saml/<companyid>/metadata

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.peakon.com/saml/<companyid>/assert

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Peakon Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL: https://app.peakon.com/login

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL which is explained latert in the tutorial.

  6. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download Certificate (Raw) and then save certificate file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Peakon section, copy the appropriate URL as per your requirement.

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

    Peakon Configuration

  8. In a different web browser window, sign in to Peakon as an Administrator.

  9. In the menu bar on the left side of the page, click Configuration, then navigate to Integrations.

    The Config

  10. On Integrations page, click on Single Sign-On.

    The Single

  11. Under Single Sign-On section, click on Enable.

    The enable

  12. On the Single sign-on for employees using SAML section, perform the following steps:

    The saml

    a. In the SSO Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    b. In the SSO Logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. Click Choose file to upload the certificate that you have downloaded from the Azure portal, into the Certificate box.

    d. Click the icon to copy the Entity ID and paste in Identifier textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.

    e. Click the icon to copy the Reply URL (ACS) and paste in Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.

    f. Click Save

Creating an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    Create Azure AD User

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field, type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

    c. Select Properties, select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Select Create.

Creating a Peakon test user

For enabling Azure AD users to sign in to Peakon, they must be provisioned into Peakon.
In the case of Peakon, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Peakon company site as an administrator.

  2. In the menu bar on the left side of the page, click Configuration, then navigate to Employees.

    The employee

  3. On the top right side of the page, click Add employee.

    The add employee

  4. On the New employee dialog page, perform the following steps:

    The new employee

    a. In the Name textbox, type first name as Britta and last name as simon.

    b. In the Email textbox, type the email address like Brittasimon@contoso.com.

    c. Click Create employee.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Peakon.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Peakon.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.

    Assign User

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    Assign User

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. In the Add Assignment dialog, select the Assign button.

Testing single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the Peakon tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Peakon application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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