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 automatically get signed-on 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.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH single-sign on enabled subscription

Note

To test the steps in this tutorial, we do not recommend using a production environment.

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

  • Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial here.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment. The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:

  1. Adding SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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.

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

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

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing 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, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH needs to be established.

In SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

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. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a 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.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH application.

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, 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH 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 a URL using the following pattern: https://<server-base-url>/plugins/servlet/samlsso

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

  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 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.

  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, log in to your SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH admin portal as an administrator.

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  12. The plugin installation will start. Click Close.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Configure Single Sign-On

  13. Click Manage.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  14. Click Configure to configure the new plugin.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  17. 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.

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  19. 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.

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  22. 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

  23. In the apprearing dialog reading Skipping the test means..., click OK.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

Creating 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.

Creating a 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.

Assigning 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.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH, 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 SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH.

    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.

Testing 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 get automatically signed-on to your SAML SSO for Confluence by resolution GmbH application. For more information about the Access Panel, see introduction to the Access Panel.

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