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

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

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

Prerequisites

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • StatusPage supports IDP initiated SSO.

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

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with StatusPage based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in StatusPage needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with StatusPage, 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 Britta Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure StatusPage SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
    1. Create StatusPage test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in StatusPage 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 AskYourTeam 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 Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Identifier
    https://<subdomain>.statuspagestaging.com/
    https://<subdomain>.statuspage.io/

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Reply URL
    https://<subdomain>.statuspagestaging.com/sso/saml/consume
    https://<subdomain>.statuspage.io/sso/saml/consume

    Note

    Contact the StatusPage support team at SupportTeam@statuspage.ioto request metadata necessary to configure single sign-on.

    a. From the metadata, copy the Issuer value, and then paste it into the Identifier textbox.

    b. From the metadata, copy the Reply URL, and then paste it into the Reply URL textbox.

  5. 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

  6. On the Set up StatusPage 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 enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to StatusPage.

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

  2. In the applications list, select StatusPage.

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

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in 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 StatusPage SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within StatusPage, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up StatusPage will direct you to the StatusPage application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into StatusPage. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.

    Setup configuration

  3. If you want to setup StatusPage manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your StatusPage company site as an administrator.

  4. In the main toolbar, click Manage Account.

    Screenshot shows Manage Account selected from the StatusPage company site.

  5. Click the Single Sign-on tab.

    Screenshot shows the Single Sign-on tab.

  6. On the SSO Setup page, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the S S O Setup page where you can enter the values described.

    Screenshot shows the Save Configuration button.

    a. In the SSO Target URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    b. Open your downloaded certificate in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the Certificate textbox.

    c. Click SAVE CONFIGURATION.

Create StatusPage test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in StatusPage.

StatusPage supports just-in-time provisioning. You have already enabled it in Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On.

To create a user called Britta Simon in StatusPage, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign-on to your StatusPage company site as an administrator.

  2. In the menu on the top, click Manage Account.

    Screenshot shows Manage Account selected from the StatusPage company site.

  3. Click the Team Members tab.

    Screenshot shows the Team Members tab.

  4. Click ADD TEAM MEMBER.

    Screenshot shows the Add Team Member button.

  5. Type the Email Address, First Name, and Surname of a valid user you want to provision into the related textboxes.

    Screenshot shows the Add a User dialog box where you can enter the values described.

  6. As Role, choose Client Administrator.

  7. Click CREATE ACCOUNT.

Test SSO

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

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

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the StatusPage tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the StatusPage 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 StatusPage 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.