Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with TimeLive

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate TimeLive with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating TimeLive with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to TimeLive.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to TimeLive (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

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

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • TimeLive single sign-on enabled subscription

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • TimeLive supports SP initiated SSO

  • TimeLive supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

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

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

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

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

    TimeLive in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with TimeLive based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in TimeLive needs to be established.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure TimeLive Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create TimeLive test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in TimeLive that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the TimeLive application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    TimeLive Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<domainname>.livetecs.com/

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<domainname>.livetecs.com/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact TimeLive 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, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up TimeLive section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure TimeLive Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your TimeLive company site as an administrator.

  2. Select Preferences under Admin Options.

    TimeLive Configuration

  3. In the Application Preference section, perform the following steps:

    TimeLive Configuration

    a. Select Security tab.

    b. Check Enable Single Sign On (SSO) checkbox.

    c. Select SAML from the drop down menu with heading Sign in using Single Sign-On (SSO) with.

    d. In the SAML SSO URL, Paste Login URL value which you have copied form the Azure portal.

    e. In the Remote logout URL, Paste Logout URL value which you have copied form the Azure portal.

    f. Open the downloaded base-64 encoded certificate from Azure portal in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the X.509 Certificate textbox.

    g. Click Update.

Create an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension. For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

    c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select TimeLive.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select TimeLive.

    The TimeLive link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create TimeLive test user

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

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the TimeLive tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the TimeLive for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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