Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Zscaler Beta

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

Integrating Zscaler Beta with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Zscaler Beta 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 here: Trial offer.

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 Zscaler Beta from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Zscaler Beta from the gallery, perform the following steps:

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

    Active Directory

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.

    Applications

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

    Applications

  4. In the search box, type Zscaler Beta.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  5. In the results panel, select Zscaler Beta, and then click Add button to add the application.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Zscaler Beta based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

In Zscaler Beta, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

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

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configuring proxy settings - to configure the proxy settings in Internet Explorer
  3. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Creating a Zscaler Beta test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Zscaler Beta that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  5. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  6. Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring 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 Zscaler Beta application.

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

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Zscaler Beta Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type the URL used by your users to sign-on to your Zscaler Beta application.

    Note

    You have to update this value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Zscaler Beta Client support team to get this value.

  4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  5. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. On the Zscaler Beta Configuration section, click Configure Zscaler Beta to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  7. In a different web browser window, log in to your Zscaler Beta company site as an administrator.

  8. In the menu on the top, click Administration.

    Administration

  9. Under Manage Administrators & Roles, click Manage Users & Authentication.

    Manage Users & Authentication

  10. In the Choose Authentication Options for your Organization section, perform the following steps:

    Authentication

    a. Select Authenticate using SAML Single Sign-On.

    b. Click Configure SAML Single Sign-On Parameters.

  11. On the Configure SAML Single Sign-On Parameters dialog page, perform the following steps, and then click Done

    Single Sign-On

    a. Paste the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the URL of the SAML Portal to which users are sent for authentication textbox.

    b. In the Attribute containing Login Name textbox, type NameID.

    c. To upload your downloaded certificate, click Zscaler pem.

    d. Select Enable SAML Auto-Provisioning.

  12. On the Configure User Authentication dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Administration

    a. Click Save.

    b. Click Activate Now.

Configuring proxy settings

To configure the proxy settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. Select Internet options from the Tools menu for open the Internet Options dialog.

    Internet Options

  3. Click the Connections tab.

    Connections

  4. Click LAN settings to open the LAN Settings dialog.

  5. In the Proxy server section, perform the following steps:

    Proxy server

    a. Select Use a proxy server for your LAN.

    b. In the Address textbox, type gateway.zscalerbeta.net.

    c. In the Port textbox, type 80.

    d. Select Bypass proxy server for local addresses.

    e. Click OK to close the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog.

  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

Create Azure AD User

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

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

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

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  4. On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.

    c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.

    d. Click Create.

Creating a Zscaler Beta test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to Zscaler Beta, they must be provisioned to Zscaler Beta. In the case of Zscaler Beta, provisioning is a manual task.

To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Zscaler Beta tenant.

  2. Click Administration.

    Administration

  3. Click User Management.

    Add

  4. In the Users tab, click Add.

    Add

  5. In the Add User section, perform the following steps:

    Add User

    a. Type the UserID, User Display Name, Password, Confirm Password, and then select Groups and the Department of a valid Azure AD account you want to provision.

    b. Click Save.

Note

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

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

Assign User

To assign Britta Simon to Zscaler Beta, 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 Zscaler Beta.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

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

    Assign User

  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.

Testing single sign-on

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

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

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