Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Qualtrics
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Qualtrics with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Qualtrics with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Qualtrics.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Qualtrics (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 Qualtrics, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Qualtrics 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.
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 Qualtrics from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Qualtrics from the gallery
To configure the integration of Qualtrics into Azure AD, you need to add Qualtrics from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Qualtrics 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 Qualtrics, select Qualtrics 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 Qualtrics based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Qualtrics is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Qualtrics needs to be established.
In Qualtrics, 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 Qualtrics, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Create a Qualtrics test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Qualtrics that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 Qualtrics application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Qualtrics, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Qualtrics 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 Qualtrics Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
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 Qualtrics Client support team to get these values.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.
Click Save button.
To configure single sign-on on Qualtrics side, you need to send the downloaded Metadata XML to Qualtrics support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
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.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.
To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.
In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.
c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Create a Qualtrics test user
There is no action item for you to configure user provisioning to Qualtrics. When an assigned user tries to log into Qualtrics using the access panel, Qualtrics checks whether the user exists.
If there is no user account available yet, it is automatically created by Qualtrics.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Qualtrics.
To assign Britta Simon to Qualtrics, 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 Qualtrics.
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.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Qualtrics tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Qualtrics application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.