Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Softeon WMS

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

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

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Softeon WMS, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • Softeon WMS single sign-on enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Softeon WMS supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • Softeon WMS supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Softeon WMS 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 Softeon WMS.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Softeon WMS, 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 Softeon WMS SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Softeon WMS test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Softeon WMS 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 Softeon WMS 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.softeon.com/sp

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.softeon.com/<CUSTOM_URL>

  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://<companyname>.softeon.com/<instancename>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact Softeon WMS 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, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Softeon WMS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

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 Softeon WMS.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Softeon WMS.
  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 Softeon WMS SSO

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

Create Softeon WMS test user

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

Test SSO

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

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Softeon WMS Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Softeon WMS Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

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

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Softeon WMS tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Softeon WMS 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 Softeon WMS 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.