Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH (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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

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

  • SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

To configure the integration of SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH into Azure AD, you need to add SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, select SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 perform the following steps, if you wish to configure the application in IDP Initiated mode:

    SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<server-base-url>/plugins/servlet/samlsso

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<server-base-url>/plugins/servlet/samlsso

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

    SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<server-base-url>/plugins/servlet/samlsso

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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.

  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

Configure SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, log in to your SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH admin portal as an administrator.

  2. Hover on cog and click the Add-ons.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. You are redirected to Administrator Access page. Enter the password and click Confirm button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  4. Under ATLASSIAN MARKETPLACE tab, click Find new add-ons.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Search SAML Single Sign On (SSO) for Confluence and click Install button to install the new SAML plugin.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. The plugin installation will start. Click Close.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. Click Manage.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  8. Click Configure to configure the new plugin.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. This new plugin can also be found under USERS & SECURITY tab.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  10. On SAML SingleSignOn Plugin Configuration page, click Add new IdP button to configure the settings of Identity Provider.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  11. On Choose your SAML Identity Provider page, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Set Azure AD as the IdP type.

    b. Add Name of the Identity Provider (e.g Azure AD).

    c. Add Description of the Identity Provider (e.g Azure AD).

    d. Click Next.

  12. On Identity provider configuration page, click Next button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  13. On Import SAML IdP Metadata page, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Click Load File button and pick Metadata XML file you downloaded in Step 5.

    b. Click Import button.

    c. Wait briefly until import succeeds.

    d. Click Next button.

  14. On User ID attribute and transformation page, click Next button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  15. On User creation and update page, click Save & Next to save settings.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  16. On Test your settings page, click Skip test & configure manually to skip the user test for now. This will be performed in the next section and requires some settings in Azure portal.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  17. In the appearing dialog reading Skipping the test means..., click OK.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, type and select SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.

    The SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, they must be provisioned into SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.
In SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH company site as an administrator.

  2. Hover on cog and click the User management.

    Add Employee

  3. Under Users section, click Add users tab. On the “Add a User” dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Add Employee

    a. In the Username textbox, type the email of user like Britta Simon.

    b. In the Full Name textbox, type the full name of user like Britta Simon.

    c. In the Email textbox, type the email address of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.

    d. In the Password textbox, type the password for Britta Simon.

    e. Click Confirm Password reenter the password.

    f. Click Add button.

Test single sign-on

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

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

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