Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with ScreenSteps
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate ScreenSteps with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating ScreenSteps with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to ScreenSteps.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ScreenSteps (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.
To configure Azure AD integration with ScreenSteps, 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
- ScreenSteps single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- ScreenSteps supports SP initiated SSO
Adding ScreenSteps from the gallery
To configure the integration of ScreenSteps into Azure AD, you need to add ScreenSteps from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add ScreenSteps from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type ScreenSteps, select ScreenSteps from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with ScreenSteps 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 ScreenSteps needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with ScreenSteps, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure ScreenSteps Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create ScreenSteps test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in ScreenSteps that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- 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 ScreenSteps, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the ScreenSteps application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-On URL, which is explained later in this tutorial.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up ScreenSteps section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure ScreenSteps Single Sign-On
In a different web browser window, log into your ScreenSteps company site as an administrator.
Click Account Settings.
Click Single Sign-on.
Click Create Single Sign-on Endpoint.
In the Create Single Sign-on Endpoint section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Title textbox, type a title.
b. From the Mode list, select SAML.
c. Click Create.
Edit the new endpoint.
In the Edit Single Sign-on Endpoint section, perform the following steps:
a. Click Upload new SAML Certificate file, and then upload the certificate, which you have downloaded from Azure portal.
b. Paste Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the Remote Login URL textbox.
c. Paste Logout URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the Log out URL textbox.
d. Select a Group to assign users to when they are provisioned.
e. Click Update.
f. Copy the SAML Consumer URL to the clipboard and paste in to the Sign-on URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
g. Return to the Edit Single Sign-on Endpoint.
h. Click the Make default for account button to use this endpoint for all users who log into ScreenSteps. Alternatively you can click the Add to Site button to use this endpoint for specific sites in ScreenSteps.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ScreenSteps.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select ScreenSteps.
In the applications list, select ScreenSteps.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
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.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create ScreenSteps test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in ScreenSteps. Work with ScreenSteps Client support team to add the users in the ScreenSteps platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the ScreenSteps tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the ScreenSteps for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.