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

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

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Syndio supports SP initiated SSO

  • Syndio supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Syndio 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 Syndio.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Syndio, 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 Syndio SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Syndio test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Syndio 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 Syndio 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://payeq<SyndioEnv>.synd.io

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: urn:auth0:syndio-payeq<SyndioEnv>:<OrganizationID>

    c. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://auth<SyndioEnv>.synd.io/login/callback?connection=<OrganizationID>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL, Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Syndio 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.

  5. 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

  6. On the Set up Syndio 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 Syndio.

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

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

Create Syndio test user

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

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. This will redirect to Syndio Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Syndio tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Syndio Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Syndio 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.