Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with TeamSticker by Communitio

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to TeamSticker by Communitio.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to TeamSticker by Communitio 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.
  • TeamSticker by Communitio single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • TeamSticker by Communitio supports SP initiated SSO.

  • TeamSticker by Communitio supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TeamSticker by Communitio 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 TeamSticker by Communitio.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TeamSticker by Communitio, 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 TeamSticker by Communitio SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create TeamSticker by Communitio test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in TeamSticker by Communitio 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 TeamSticker by Communitio 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, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://auth.communitio.tech/auth/realms/<Customer_TeamName>

    b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.communitio.net/team/<Customer_TeamName>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact TeamSticker by Communitio 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. TeamSticker by Communitio 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.

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  6. In addition to above, TeamSticker by Communitio 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
    tenantid AD TenantId
    objectid user.objectid
  7. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 TeamSticker by Communitio.

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

To configure single sign-on on TeamSticker by Communitio side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to TeamSticker by Communitio support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create TeamSticker by Communitio test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in TeamSticker by Communitio. TeamSticker by Communitio 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 TeamSticker by Communitio, 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 TeamSticker by Communitio Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure TeamSticker by Communitio 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.