Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Quantum Workplace
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Quantum Workplace with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Quantum Workplace with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Quantum Workplace.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Quantum Workplace (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 Quantum Workplace, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account
- Quantum Workplace single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Quantum Workplace supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
Adding Quantum Workplace from the gallery
To configure the integration of Quantum Workplace into Azure AD, you need to add Quantum Workplace from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Quantum Workplace 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 Quantum Workplace, select Quantum Workplace 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 Quantum Workplace 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 Quantum Workplace needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Quantum Workplace, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Quantum Workplace 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 Quantum Workplace test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Quantum Workplace 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 Quantum Workplace, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Quantum Workplace 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, the application is pre-configured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL:
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.
Configure Quantum Workplace Single Sign-On
To configure single sign-on on Quantum Workplace side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Quantum Workplace support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
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
email@example.com. 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 Quantum Workplace.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Quantum Workplace.
In the applications list, select Quantum Workplace.
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 Quantum Workplace test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Quantum Workplace. Work with Quantum Workplace support team to add the users in the Quantum Workplace platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Quantum Workplace tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Quantum Workplace for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.