Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Teamphoria

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Teamphoria with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating Teamphoria with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Teamphoria
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Teamphoria (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal

If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Teamphoria single-sign on enabled subscription

Note

To test the steps in this tutorial, we do not recommend using a production environment.

To test the steps in this tutorial, you should follow these recommendations:

  • Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment. The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:

  1. Adding Teamphoria from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of Teamphoria into Azure AD, you need to add Teamphoria from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add Teamphoria from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure Portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

  3. Click Add button on the top of the dialog.

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type Teamphoria.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select Teamphoria, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Teamphoria based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Teamphoria is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Teamphoria needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Teamphoria, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating a Teamphoria test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Teamphoria that is linked to the Azure AD representation of her.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal and configure single sign-on in your Teamphoria application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Teamphoria, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Teamphoria application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Teamphoria Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type the URL using the following pattern: https://<sub-domain>.teamphoria.com/login

    Note

    The Sign-On URL value is not real. You have to update this value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Teamphoria Client support team to get the Sign-on URL.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate (Base64) and then save the certificate on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. On the Teamphoria Configuration section, click Configure Teamphoria to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. To configure single sign-on on Teamphoria side, Login to your Teamphoria application as an administrator.

  8. Go to ADMIN SETTINGS option in the left toolbar and under the Configure Tab click on SINGLE SIGN-ON to open the SSO configuration window.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  9. Click on ADD NEW IDENTITY PROVIDER option in the top right corner to open the form for adding the settings for SSO.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  10. Enter the details in the fields as described below-

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. DISPLAY NAME: Enter the display name of the plugin on the admin page.

    b. BUTTON NAME: The name of the tab that will display on the login page for logging in via SSO.

    c. CERTIFICATE: Open the Certificate downloaded earlier from the Azure portal in notepad, copy the contents of the same and paste it here in the box.

    d. ENTRY POINT: Paste the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL copied earlier from the Azure portal.

    e. Switch the option to ON and click on SAVE.

Creating an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

Create Azure AD User

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. At the top of the dialog click Add to open the User dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.

    c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.

    d. Click Create.

Creating a Teamphoria test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to log into Teamphoria, they must be provisioned into Teamphoria. In the case of Teamphoria, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Teamphoria company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on ADMIN settings on the left toolbar and under the MANAGE tab Click on USERS to open the admin page for users.

    Add Employee

  3. Click on the MANUAL INVITE option.

    Invite People

  4. On this page, perform following action.

    Invite People

    a. In the EMAIL ADDRESS textbox, the email address of BrittaSimon.

    b. In the FIRST NAME textbox, type Britta.

    c. In the LAST NAME textbox, type Simon.

    d. Click INVITE 1 USER. User needs to accept the invite to get created in the system.

Assigning the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Teamphoria.

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Teamphoria, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Teamphoria.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    Assign User

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Testing single sign-on

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

If you want to test your single sign-on settings, open the Access Panel. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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