Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Signagelive

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Signagelive with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Signagelive with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Signagelive.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed in to Signagelive (single sign-on) with their Azure AD accounts.
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.

For more information 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 Signagelive, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a one-month trial.
  • A Signagelive single-sign-on-enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Signagelive supports SP-initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of Signagelive into Azure AD, first add Signagelive from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add Signagelive from the gallery, take the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select the Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add a new application, select the New application button at the top of the dialog box.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, enter Signagelive.

    Signagelive in the results list

  5. Select Signagelive from the results pane, and then select the 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 Signagelive based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, you must establish a link between an Azure AD user and the related user in Signagelive.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Signagelive, first complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD single sign-on to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Signagelive single sign-on to configure the single sign-on settings on the 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 a Signagelive test user to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Signagelive that is linked to the Azure AD representation of the user.
  6. Test single sign-on to verify that 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 Signagelive, take the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Signagelive application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. In the Select a single sign-on method dialog box, select SAML to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select Edit to open the Basic SAML Configuration dialog box.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. In the Basic SAML Configuration section, take the following steps:

    Signagelive Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL box, enter a URL that uses the following pattern: https://login.signagelive.com/sso/<ORGANIZATIONALUNITNAME>

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual sign-on URL. To get the value, contact the Signagelive Client support team. You can also refer to the patterns that are 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, select Download to download the Certificate (Raw) from the given options per your requirement. Then save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. In the Set up Signagelive section, copy the URL(s) that you need.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure Signagelive Single sign-on

To configure single sign-on on the Signagelive side, send the downloaded Certificate (Raw) and copied URLs from the Azure portal to the Signagelive support team. They ensure that the SAML SSO connection is set properly on both sides.

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 dialog box, take the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field, enter "brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension". For example, in this case, you might enter "BrittaSimon@contoso.com".

    c. Select the Show password check box, and then note the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Select Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Signagelive.

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

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Signagelive.

    The Signagelive link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select the Add user button. Then, in the Add Assignment dialog box, select Users and groups.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, in the Users list, select Britta Simon. Then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting a role value in the SAML assertion, then, in the Select Role dialog box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Next, click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select the Assign button.

Create a Signagelive test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Signagelive. Work with theĀ Signagelive support team to add the users in the Signagelive platform. You must create and activate users before you use single sign-on.

Test single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration by using the MyApps portal.

When you select the Signagelive tile in the MyApps portal, you should be automatically signed in. For more information about the MyApps portal, see What is the MyApps portal?.

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