Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with TAP App Security
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate TAP App Security with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate TAP App Security with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to TAP App Security.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to TAP App Security with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
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.
- TAP App Security single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
TAP App Security supports SP initiated SSO.
TAP App Security supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Adding TAP App Security from the gallery
To configure the integration of TAP App Security into Azure AD, you need to add TAP App Security from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type TAP App Security in the search box.
- Select TAP App Security 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 TAP App Security
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TAP App Security 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 TAP App Security.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TAP App Security, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure TAP App Security SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create TAP App Security test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in TAP App Security that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the TAP App Security application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
c. In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact TAP App Security 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.
TAP App Security 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.
In addition to above, TAP App Security application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response, which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute user.mail first user.givenname login user.userprincipalname last user.surname
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up TAP App Security section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to TAP App Security.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select TAP App Security.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure TAP App Security SSO
Log in to the TAP App Security website as an administrator.
Click Single Sign-On on the left navigation bar and then select Active Directory.
Click on the Integrate Active Directory app button. Then enter the domain of your organization and click Save button.
Click the gear icon as shown below.
Perform the following steps in the Active Directory integration page.
a. Copy Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
b. Copy Identifier (Entity ID) value, paste this value into the Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
c. Click Choose File to upload the downloaded Federation Metadata XML file from the Azure portal.
d. Click Save.
Create TAP App Security test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in TAP App Security. TAP App Security supports just-in-time provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in TAP App Security, a new one is created when you attempt to access TAP App Security.
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 TAP App Security Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to TAP App Security Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the TAP App Security tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to TAP App Security Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure TAP App Security 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.