Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Single Sign-on for Skytap

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Single Sign-on for Skytap with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Single Sign-on for Skytap with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Single Sign-on for Skytap.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed in to Single Sign-on for Skytap with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location, the Azure portal.

To learn more about software as a service (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.
  • Single Sign-on for Skytap single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Single Sign-on for Skytap supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • After you configure Single Sign-on for Skytap, you can enforce session control. This 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.

To configure the integration of Single Sign-on for Skytap into Azure AD, you need to add Single Sign-on for Skytap from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal by 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. Go to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add a new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Single Sign-on for Skytap in the search box.
  6. Select Single Sign-on for Skytap from the 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 Single Sign-on for Skytap

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Single Sign-on for Skytap by using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, establish a linked relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Single Sign-on for Skytap.

Here are the general steps to configure and test Azure AD SSO with Single Sign-on for Skytap:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.

    a. Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.

    b. Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.

  2. Configure Single Sign-on for Skytap SSO to configure the single sign-on settings on the application side.

    a. Create a Single Sign-on for Skytap test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Single Sign-on for Skytap. This counterpart is linked to the Azure AD representation of the 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 Single Sign-on for Skytap application integration page, find the Manage section. 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, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot of Set up single sign-on with SAML page, with pencil icon highlighted

  4. In the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you want to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: http://pingone.com/<custom EntityID>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: https://sso.connect.pingidentity.com/sso/sp/ACS.saml2

  5. You can optionally select Set additional URLs, and perform the following steps to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    a. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: https://sso.connect.pingidentity.com/sso/sp/initsso?saasid=<saasid>&idpid=<idpid>

    b. In the Relay State text box, type a URL that uses the following pattern: https://pingone.com/1.0/<custom ID>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, Sign-on URL and Relay State. Contact the Single Sign-on for Skytap Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML. Select Download to download the metadata file and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot of the certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Single Sign-on for Skytap section, copy the appropriate URL or URLs, based on your requirement.

    Screenshot of copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory > Users > 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 shown in the Password field.
    4. Select Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Single Sign-on for Skytap.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Single Sign-on for Skytap.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section, and select Users and groups.

    Screenshot of the Manage section, with Users and groups highlighted

  4. Select Add user. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Users and groups.

    Screenshot of Users and groups page, with Add user highlighted

  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon from the users list. Then choose 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 box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Then choose the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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

Configure Single Sign-on for Skytap SSO

To configure single sign-on on the Single Sign-on for Skytap side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML, and appropriate copied URLs, from the Azure portal to the Single Sign-on for Skytap Client support team. They configure this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Single Sign-on for Skytap test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Single Sign-on for Skytap. Work with the Single Sign-on for Skytap Client support team to add the users in the Single Sign-on for Skytap platform. You can't use single sign-on until you create and activate users.

Test SSO

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

When you select the Single Sign-on for Skytap tile in Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Single Sign-on for Skytap for which you set up SSO. For more information, see Introduction to Access Panel.

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