Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Replicon
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Replicon with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Replicon with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Replicon.
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Replicon (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 Replicon, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Replicon 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 Replicon from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Replicon from the gallery
To configure the integration of Replicon into Azure AD, you need to add Replicon from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Replicon 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 Replicon, select Replicon 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 Replicon based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Replicon is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Replicon needs to be established.
In Replicon, 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 Replicon, 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 Replicon test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Replicon 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 Replicon application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Replicon, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Replicon 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 Replicon 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:
c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL, Identifier, and Reply URL. Contact Replicon 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.
In a different web browser window, log into your Replicon company site as an administrator.
To configure SAML 2.0, perform the following steps:
a. To display the EnableSAML Authentication2 dialog, append the following to your URL, after your company key:
- The following shows the schema of the complete URL:
b. Click the + to expand the v20Configuration section.
c. Click the + to expand the metaDataConfiguration section.
d. Click Choose File, to select your identity provider metadata XML file, and click Submit.
- The following shows the schema of the complete URL:
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 Replicon test user
The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Replicon. Replicon supports automatic user provisioning, which is by default enabled. You can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.
If you need to create user manually, perform following steps:
In a web browser window, log into your Replicon company site as an administrator.
Go to Administration > Users.
Click +Add User.
In the User Profile section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Login Name textbox, type the Azure AD email address of the Azure AD user you want to provision like BrittaSimon@contoso.com.
b. As Authentication Type, select SSO.
c. In the Department textbox, type the user’s department.
d. As Employee Type, select Administrator.
e. Click Save User Profile.
You can use any other Replicon user account creation tools or APIs provided by Replicon to provision Azure AD user accounts.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Replicon.
To assign Britta Simon to Replicon, 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 Replicon.
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 Replicon tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Replicon application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.