Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Rollbar

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Rollbar with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Rollbar with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Rollbar.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Rollbar (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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Rollbar, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account
  • Rollbar single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • Rollbar supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

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

To add Rollbar from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type Rollbar, select Rollbar from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Rollbar in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Rollbar 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 Rollbar needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Rollbar, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Rollbar Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create Rollbar test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Rollbar that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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 Rollbar, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Rollbar application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    Rollbar Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier text box, type the URL: https://saml.rollbar.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://rollbar.com/<accountname>/saml/sso/azure/

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Rollbar Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://rollbar.com/<accountname>/saml/login/azure/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Sign-On URL. Contact Rollbar Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Rollbar section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure Rollbar Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your Rollbar company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Profile Settings on the right top corner and then click Account Name settings.

    Configuration

  3. Click Identity Provider under SECURITY.

    Configuration

  4. In the SAML Identity Provider section, perform the following steps:

    Configuration

    a. Select AZURE from the SAML Identity Provider dropdown.

    b. Open your metadata file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the SAML Metadata textbox.

    c. Click Save.

  5. After clicking the save button, the screen will be like this:

    Configuration

    Note

    In order to complete the following step, you must first add yourself as a user to the Rollbar app in Azure.

    a. If you want to require all users to authenticate via Azure, then click log in via your identity provider to re-authenticate via Azure.

    b. Once you're returned to the screen, select the Require login via SAML Identity Provider checkbox.

    b. Click Save.

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    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 Rollbar.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Rollbar.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Rollbar.

    The Rollbar link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. 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.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create Rollbar test user

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

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Rollbar company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Profile Settings on the right top corner and then click Account Name settings.

    User

  3. Click Users.

    Add Employee

  4. Click Invite Team Members.

    Invite People

  5. In the textbox, enter the name of user like brittasimon@contoso.com and the click Add/Invite.

    Invite People

  6. User receives an invitation and after accepting it they are created in the system.

Test single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the Rollbar tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Rollbar for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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