Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with RFPIO

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

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

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

  • An Azure AD subscription.
  • A RFPIO single sign-on-enabled subscription.

Note

We don't recommend that you use a production environment to test the steps in this tutorial.

To test the steps in this tutorial, follow these recommendations:

  • Do not use your production environment unless it's 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 that's outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:

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

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

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

    Active Directory

  2. Select Enterprise applications, and then select All applications.

    Applications

  3. To add a new application, select the New application button on the top of dialog box.

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type RFPIO.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select RFPIO, and then select the Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

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

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

In RFPIO, assign the value of user name in Azure AD as the value of Username to establish the link relationship.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with RFPIO, 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 RFPIO test user --to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in RFPIO 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 if 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 RFPIO application.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the RFPIO 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 RFPIO Domain and URLs section, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type the URL: https://www.rfpio.com

    Configure Single Sign-On

    b. Check Show advanced URL settings.

    c. In the Relay State textbox enter a string value. Contact RFPIO support team to get this value.

  4. Check Show advanced URL settings. If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign on URL textbox, type the URL: https://www.app.rfpio.com

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. In a different web browser window, login to the RFPIO website as an administrator.

  8. Click on the bottom left corner dropdown.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. Click on the Organization Settings.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  10. Click on the FEATURES & INTEGRATION.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  11. In the SAML SSO Configuration Click Edit.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  12. In this Section perform following actions:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Copy the content of the Downloaded Metadata XML and paste it into the identity configuration field.

    Note

    To copy the content of downloaded Metadata XML Use Notepad++ or proper XML Editor.

    b. Click Validate.

    c. After Clicking Validate, Flip SAML(Enabled) to on.

    d. Click Submit.

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 Azure AD 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.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    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 RFPIO test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to RFPIO, they must be provisioned into RFPIO.
In the case of RFPIO, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your RFPIO company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the bottom left corner dropdown.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. Click on the Organization Settings.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  4. Click TEAM MEMBERS.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Click on ADD MEMBERS.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. In the Add New Members section. Perform following actions:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Enter Email address in the Enter one email per line field.

    b. Plese select Role according your requirements.

    c. Click ADD MEMBERS.

    Note

    The Azure Active Directory account holder receives an email and follows a link to confirm their account before it becomes active.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to RFPIO, 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 RFPIO.

    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. 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 by using the Access Panel.

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

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