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

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Splashtop.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Splashtop 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.


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.
  • Splashtop single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Splashtop 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 Splashtop.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Splashtop SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    • Create Splashtop test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Splashtop 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 Splashtop 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL: https://my.splashtop.com/login/sso

  5. Splashtop 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, whereas nameidentifier is mapped with user.userprincipalname. TicketManager application expects nameidentifier to be mapped with user.mail, so you need to edit the attribute mapping by clicking on Edit icon and change the attribute mapping.


  6. On the Set-up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set-up Splashtop section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on 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 Splashtop.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Splashtop.

  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 Splashtop SSO

In this section, you will need to apply for a new SSO method from Splashtop web portal.

  1. In the Splashtop web portal, go to Account info / Team tab, scroll down to find Single Sign On section. Then click Apply for new SSO method.


  2. On the applying window, give an SSO name. For example, New Azure, then select Azure as the IDP type, and insert Login URL and Azure AD Identifier copied from Splashtop application on Azure portal.


  3. For certificate info, right-click on the cert file downloaded from Splashtop application on Azure portal, edit it with Notepad, then copy the contents, paste it in Download Certificate (Base64) field.

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  4. That's it! Click Save and Splashtop SSO validation team will contact you for the verification info, then activate the SSO method.

Create Splashtop test user

  1. After SSO method activated, please check the newly created SSO method to enable it in the Single Sign On section.


  2. Invite the test user, for example, B.Simon@contoso.com to your Splashtop team with the newly created SSO method.


  3. You can also change an existing Splashtop account to an SSO account, see instructions.

  4. That's it! You can use the SSO account to log in Splashtop web portal or Splashtop Business app.

Test SSO

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

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

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