Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with TOPdesk - Public

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • TOPdesk - Public supports SP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of TOPdesk - Public into Azure AD, you need to add TOPdesk - Public 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 TOPdesk - Public in the search box.
  6. Select TOPdesk - Public 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 TOPdesk - Public

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TOPdesk - Public 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 TOPdesk - Public.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TOPdesk - Public, 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 TOPdesk - Public SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create TOPdesk - Public test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in TOPdesk - Public 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 TOPdesk - Public 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, if you have Service Provider metadata file, perform the following steps:

    Note

    You will get the Service Provider metadata file from the Configure TOPdesk - Public Single Sign-On section which is explained later in the tutorial.

    a. Click Upload metadata file.

    Upload metadata file

    b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.

    choose metadata file

    c. After the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section.

    d. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.topdesk.net

    e. In the Identifier URL textbox, fill in the TOPdesk metadata URL that you can retrieve from the TOPdesk configuration. It should use the following pattern: https://<companyname>.topdesk.net/saml-metadata/<identifier>

    f. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.topdesk.net/tas/public/login/verify

    Note

    If the Identifier and Reply URL values do not get auto populated, you need to enter them manually. For Identifier, follow the pattern as mentioned above and you get Reply URL value from the Configure TOPdesk - Public Single Sign-On section which is explained later in the tutorial. The Sign-on URL value is not real, so you need to update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact TOPdesk - Public Client support team to get the value. 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 Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up TOPdesk - Public section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 TOPdesk - Public.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select TOPdesk - Public.
  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 TOPdesk - Public SSO

  1. Sign on to your TOPdesk - Public company site as an administrator.

  2. In the TOPdesk menu, click Settings.

    Settings

  3. Click Login Settings.

    Login Settings

  4. Expand the Login Settings menu, and then click General.

    General Settings

  5. In the Public section of the SAML login configuration section, perform the following steps:

    Technical Settings

    a. Click Download to download the public metadata file, and then save it locally on your computer.

    b. Open the downloaded metadata file, and then locate the AssertionConsumerService node.

    AssertionConsumerService

    c. Copy the AssertionConsumerService value, paste this value in the Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section.

  6. To create a certificate file, perform the following steps:

    Certificate

    a. Open the downloaded metadata file from Azure portal.

    b. Expand the RoleDescriptor node that has a xsi:type of fed:ApplicationServiceType.

    c. Copy the value of the X509Certificate node.

    d. Save the copied X509Certificate value locally on your computer in a file.

  7. In the Public section, click Add.

    SAML Login

  8. On the SAML configuration assistant dialog page, perform the following steps:

    SAML Configuration Assistant

    a. To upload your downloaded metadata file from Azure portal, under Federation Metadata, click Browse.

    b. To upload your certificate file, under Certificate (RSA), click Browse.

    c. To upload the logo file you got from the TOPdesk support team, under Logo icon, click Browse.

    d. In the User name attribute textbox, type http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress.

    e. In the Display name textbox, type a name for your configuration.

    f. Click Save.

Create TOPdesk - Public test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to sign into TOPdesk - Public, they must be provisioned into TOPdesk - Public. In the case of TOPdesk - Public, provisioning is a manual task.

To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign on to your TOPdesk - Public company site as administrator.

  2. In the menu on the top, click TOPdesk > New > Support Files > Person.

    Person

  3. On the New Person dialog, perform the following steps:

    New Person

    a. Click the General tab.

    b. In the Surname textbox, type Surname of the user like Simon

    c. Select a Site for the account.

    d. Click Save.

Note

You can use any other TOPdesk - Public user account creation tools or APIs provided by TOPdesk - Public to provision Azure AD user accounts.

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 TOPdesk - Public Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to TOPdesk - Public Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

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

Next steps

Once you configure TOPdesk - Public 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 Cloud App Security.