Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with TigerText Secure Messenger

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

Integrating TigerText Secure Messenger with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to TigerText Secure Messenger
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to TigerText Secure Messenger (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 TigerText Secure Messenger, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A TigerText Secure Messenger 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. Add TigerText Secure Messenger from the gallery
  2. Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add TigerText Secure Messenger 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. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type TigerText Secure Messenger, select TigerText Secure Messenger from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Add from gallery

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

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

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

In TigerText Secure Messenger, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a TigerText Secure Messenger test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in TigerText Secure Messenger that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Test Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure 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 TigerText Secure Messenger application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with TigerText Secure Messenger, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the TigerText Secure Messenger 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.

    SAML-based Sign-on

  3. On the TigerText Secure Messenger Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    TigerText Secure Messenger Domain and URLs section

    a. In the Sign-on URL textbox, type URL as: https://home.tigertext.com

    b. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://saml-lb.tigertext.me/v1/organization/<instance Id>

    Note

    This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Identifier. Contact TigerText Secure Messenger Client support team to get this value.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Metadata XML and then save the metadata file on your computer.

    SAML Signing Certificate section

  5. Click Save button.

    Save Button

  6. To get single sign-on configured for your application, contact TigerText Secure Messenger support team and provide them the Downloaded metadata.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

Create 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 click All users.

    Users and groups->All users

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    Add Button

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

    User dialog

    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.

Create a TigerText Secure Messenger test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in TigerText. Please reach out to TigerText Secure Messenger Client support team to add the users in the TigerText platform.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to TigerText Secure Messenger, 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 TigerText Secure Messenger.

    TigerText Secure Messenger in app list

  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.

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the TigerText tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your TigerText application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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