Tutorial: Integrate Azure AD SAML Toolkit with Azure Active Directory

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Azure AD SAML Toolkit with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Azure AD SAML Toolkit with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Azure AD SAML Toolkit.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Azure AD SAML Toolkit 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.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get one-month free trial here.
  • Azure AD SAML Toolkit single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. Azure AD SAML Toolkit supports SP initiated SSO.

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

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Azure AD SAML Toolkit in the search box.
  6. Select Azure AD SAML Toolkit 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 Azure AD SAML Toolkit 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 Azure AD SAML Toolkit.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Azure AD SAML Toolkit, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Azure AD SAML Toolkit SSO to configure the SSO settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create Azure AD SAML Toolkit test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Azure AD SAML Toolkit that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. Test SSO to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Azure AD SAML Toolkit application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration page, enter the values for the following fields:

    1. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL: https://samltoolkit.azurewebsites.net/

    2. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL: https://samltoolkit.azurewebsites.net

    3. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL: https://samltoolkit.azurewebsites.net/SAML/Consume

  5. 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

  6. On the Set up Azure AD SAML Toolkit section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure Azure AD SAML Toolkit SSO

  1. Open a new web browser window, if you have not registered in the Azure AD SAML Toolkit website, first register by clicking on the Register. If you have registered already, sign into your Azure AD SAML Toolkit company site using the registered sign in credentials.

    Azure AD SAML Toolkit Register

  2. Click on the SAML Configuration.

    Azure AD SAML Toolkit SAML Configuration

  3. Click Create.

    Azure AD SAML Toolkit Create SSO

  4. On the SAML SSO Configuration page, perform the following steps:

    Azure AD SAML Toolkit Create SSO

    1. In the Login URL textbox, paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    2. In the Azure AD Identifier textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    3. In the Logout URL textbox, paste the Logout URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    4. Click Choose File and upload the Federation metadata XML file which you have downloaded from the Azure portal.

    5. Click Create.

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Azure AD SAML Toolkit.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Azure AD SAML Toolkit.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add User link

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

  6. 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.

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

Create Azure AD SAML Toolkit test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Azure AD SAML Toolkit. Azure AD SAML Toolkit 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 Azure AD SAML Toolkit, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

When you select the Azure AD SAML Toolkit tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Azure AD SAML Toolkit for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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