Tutorial: Integrate Robin with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Robin with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Robin with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Robin.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Robin with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
To get started, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- Robin single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Robin supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
- Robin supports Just In Time user provisioning
Adding Robin from the gallery
To configure the integration of Robin into Azure AD, you need to add Robin from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Robin in the search box.
- Select Robin from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Robin using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Robin.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Robin, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Robin SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Robin test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Robin that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Robin application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section the application is pre-configured in IDP initiated mode 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:
Robin application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.
In addition to above, Robin application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, perform the following steps to add SAML token attribute as shown in the below table:
Name Source Attribute FirstName user.givenname LastName user.surname user.mail
a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.
b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.
c. Leave the Namespace blank.
d. Select Source as Attribute.
e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.
f. Click Save.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Raw) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Robin section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Robin SSO
To configure single sign-on on Robin side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Raw) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Robin support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Robin.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Robin.
In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Robin test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Robin. Robin supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Robin, a new one is created after authentication.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Robin tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Robin for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.