Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with SecurityStudio

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to SecurityStudio.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to SecurityStudio with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • SecurityStudio single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • SecurityStudio supports IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of SecurityStudio into Azure AD, you need to add SecurityStudio 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 SecurityStudio in the search box.
  6. Select SecurityStudio 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 SSO for SecurityStudio

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with SecurityStudio 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 SecurityStudio.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with SecurityStudio, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure SecurityStudio SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create SecurityStudio test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in SecurityStudio that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. 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 SecurityStudio 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 pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the application is pre-configured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.

  5. SecurityStudio application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.

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  6. In addition to above, SecurityStudio application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.

    Name Source Attribute
    Email user.mail

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 SecurityStudio.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select SecurityStudio.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  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 are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure SecurityStudio SSO

To configure single sign-on on SecurityStudio side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to SecurityStudio support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create SecurityStudio test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in SecurityStudio. Work with SecurityStudio support team to add the users in the SecurityStudio platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the SecurityStudio for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the SecurityStudio tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the SecurityStudio for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next Steps

Once you configure SecurityStudio you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.