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

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to ShareVault.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ShareVault 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 a free account.
  • ShareVault single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • ShareVault supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
  • ShareVault supports Just In Time user provisioning
  • Once you configure ShareVault you can enforce session control, which protect exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real-time. Session control extend from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Cloud App Security.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ShareVault 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 ShareVault.

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

  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 ShareVault SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create ShareVault test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in ShareVault 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 ShareVault 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 section, the user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.

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

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://www.sharevault.net/panajax/index.jsp?et=ssobe&svid=<SVID>

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-on URL. Contact ShareVault Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. Click Save.

  7. ShareVault 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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  8. In addition to above, ShareVault 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
    sv.svid < svid number >
    sv.firstname user.givenname
    sv.lastname user.surname
    sv.email user.userprincipalname
  9. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 ShareVault.

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

  2. In the applications list, select ShareVault.

  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.

Configure ShareVault SSO

To configure single sign-on on ShareVault side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to ShareVault support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create ShareVault test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in ShareVault. ShareVault 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 ShareVault, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

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

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

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