Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Peoplecart

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

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

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Peoplecart
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Peoplecart (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 Peoplecart, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Peoplecart 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 your 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 Peoplecart from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Peoplecart 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 Peoplecart, select Peoplecart from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Peoplecart 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 Peoplecart based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

In Peoplecart, 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 Peoplecart, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a Peoplecart test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Peoplecart that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. 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 and configure single sign-on in your Peoplecart application.

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

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Peoplecart Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Peoplecart Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.peoplecart.com/SignIn.aspx

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<tenantname>.peoplecart.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL, and Identifier. Contact Peoplecart Client support team to get these values.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  6. On the Peoplecart Configuration section, click Configure Peoplecart to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Peoplecart Configuration

  7. To configure single sign-on on Peoplecart side, you need to send the downloaded Metadata XML and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL to Peoplecart support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Tip

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

Create an Azure AD test user

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

Create an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

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

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    The Add button

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    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.

Create a Peoplecart test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Peoplecart. Work with Peoplecart support team to add the users in the Peoplecart platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to Peoplecart, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Peoplecart.

    The Peoplecart link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the Peoplecart tile in the Access Panel, you should get login page of Peoplecart application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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