Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with TINFOIL SECURITY

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to TINFOIL SECURITY.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to TINFOIL SECURITY with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.


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.
  • TINFOIL SECURITY single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • TINFOIL SECURITY supports IDP initiated SSO


Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

To configure the integration of TINFOIL SECURITY into Azure AD, you need to add TINFOIL SECURITY 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 TINFOIL SECURITY in the search box.
  6. Select TINFOIL 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 single sign-on for TINFOIL SECURITY

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TINFOIL 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 TINFOIL SECURITY.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TINFOIL SECURITY, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure TINFOIL SECURITY SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
  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 TINFOIL SECURITY 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 edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the application is pre-configured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.

  5. Visitly 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.


  6. In addition to above, Visitly 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
    accountid UXXXXXXXXXXXXX


    You will get the accountid value explained later in the tutorial.

  7. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.

    Edit SAML Signing Certificate

  8. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the Thumbprint Value and save it on your computer.

    Copy Thumbprint value

  9. On the Set up TINFOIL SECURITY section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

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 TINFOIL SECURITY.

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

  2. In the applications list, select TINFOIL SECURITY.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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


  1. In a different web browser window, sign into your TINFOIL SECURITY company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click My Account.


  3. Click Security.


  4. On the Single Sign-On configuration page, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign-On

    a. Select Enable SAML.

    b. Click Manual Configuration.

    c. In SAML Post URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal

    d. In SAML Certificate Fingerprint textbox, paste the value of Thumbprint which you have copied from SAML Signing Certificate section.

    e. Copy Your Account ID value and paste the value in Source Attribute textbox under User Attributes & Claims section in Azure portal.

    f. Click Save.

Create TINFOIL SECURITY test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to sign in to TINFOIL SECURITY, they must be provisioned into TINFOIL SECURITY. In the case of TINFOIL SECURITY, provisioning is a manual task.

To get a user provisioned, perform the following steps:

  1. If the user is a part of an Enterprise account, you need to contact the TINFOIL SECURITY support team to get the user account created.

  2. If the user is a regular TINFOIL SECURITY SaaS user, then the user can add a collaborator to any of the user’s sites. This triggers a process to send an invitation to the specified email to create a new TINFOIL SECURITY user account.


You can use any other TINFOIL SECURITY user account creation tools or APIs provided by TINFOIL SECURITY to provision Azure AD user accounts.

Test SSO

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

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

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