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

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

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


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.
  • A TravelPerk account with Premium subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • TravelPerk supports SP initiated SSO

  • TravelPerk supports Just In Time user provisioning

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TravelPerk 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 TravelPerk.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TravelPerk, 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 TravelPerk SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create TravelPerk test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in TravelPerk 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 TravelPerk 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, enter the values for the following fields:

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

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<COMPANY>.travelperk.com/accounts/saml2/metadata/<APPLICATION_ID>

    c. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<COMPANY>.travelperk.com/accounts/saml2/callback/<APPLICATION_ID>/?acs


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL, Reply URL, and Identifier. The values can be found inside your TravelPerk account: go to Company Settings > Integrations > Single Sign On. For assistance, visit the TravelPerk helpcenter.

  5. Your TravelPerk 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. In the default mapping, emailaddress is mapped with user.mail. However, the TravelPerk application expects emailaddress to be mapped with user.userprincipalname. For TravelPerk, you must edit the attribute mapping: click the Edit icon, and then change the attribute mapping. To edit an attribute, just click the attribute to open edit mode.


  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up TravelPerk 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 TravelPerk.

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

To configure single sign-on on TravelPerk side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to TravelPerk support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create TravelPerk test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in TravelPerk. TravelPerk supports just-in-time provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in TravelPerk, a new one is created when you attempt to access TravelPerk.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

  1. Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to TravelPerk Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  2. Go to TravelPerk Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  3. You can use Microsoft Access Panel. When you click the TravelPerk tile in the Access Panel, this will redirect to TravelPerk Sign-on URL. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

Next steps

Once you configure TravelPerk 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.