Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with ZenQMS

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

Integrating ZenQMS with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A ZenQMS 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. Adding ZenQMS from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add ZenQMS 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. Then go to All applications.

    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 ZenQMS, select ZenQMS from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    ZenQMS 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 ZenQMS based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with ZenQMS, 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 ZenQMS test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in ZenQMS 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 ZenQMS application.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the ZenQMS application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. On the ZenQMS Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    ZenQMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: urn:zenqms:<INSTANCE>

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<INSTANCE>.zenqms.com/SAML/AssertionConsumerService

  4. Check Show advanced URL settings and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    ZenQMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    https://<INSTANCE>.zenqms.com/<ID>
    https://<INSTANCE>.zenqms.com/<EMAIL DOMAIN>/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. Contact ZenQMS Client support team to get these values.

  5. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click the copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and paste it into Notepad.

    The Certificate download link

  6. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  7. To configure single sign-on on ZenQMS side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to ZenQMS support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

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 an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

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

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

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

    d. Click Create.

Create a ZenQMS test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in ZenQMS. Work with ZenQMS support team to add the users in the ZenQMS platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to ZenQMS, 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 ZenQMS.

    The ZenQMS link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

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

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