Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Zscaler Internet Access Administrator

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Zscaler Internet Access Administrator with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Zscaler Internet Access Administrator with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Zscaler Internet Access Administrator (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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Zscaler Internet Access Administrator, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • Zscaler Internet Access Administrator subscription

Scenario description

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

  • Zscaler Internet Access Administrator supports IDP initiated SSO

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

To add Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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 and then select the All Applications option.

    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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator, select Zscaler Internet Access Administrator from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Zscaler Internet Access Administrator needs to be established.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Zscaler Internet Access Administrator Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create Zscaler Internet Access Administrator test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Zscaler Internet Access Administrator that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Zscaler Internet Access Administrator application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Zscaler Internet Access Administrator Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL as per your requirement:

    https://admin.zscaler.net
    https://admin.zscalerone.net
    https://admin.zscalertwo.net
    https://admin.zscalerthree.net
    https://admin.zscloud.net
    https://admin.zscalerbeta.net

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL as per your requirement:

    https://admin.zscaler.net/adminsso.do
    https://admin.zscalerone.net/adminsso.do
    https://admin.zscalertwo.net/adminsso.do
    https://admin.zscalerthree.net/adminsso.do
    https://admin.zscloud.net/adminsso.do
    https://admin.zscalerbeta.net/adminsso.do
  5. Zscaler Internet Access Administrator application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the User Attributes & Claims section on application integration page. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open User Attributes & Claims dialog.

    The Attribute link

  6. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    Name Source Attribute
    Role user.assignedroles

    a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.

    image

    image

    b. From the Source attribute list, selelct the attribute value.

    c. Click Ok.

    d. Click Save.

    Note

    Please click here to know how to configure Role in Azure AD

  7. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. On the Set up Zscaler Internet Access Administrator section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure Ad Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure Zscaler Internet Access Administrator Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, log in to your Zscaler Internet Access Admin UI.

  2. Go to Administration > Administrator Management and perform the following steps and click Save:

    Administration

    a. Check Enable SAML Authentication.

    b. Click Upload, to upload the Azure SAML signing certificate that you have downloaded from Azure portal in the Public SSL Certificate.

    c. Optionally, for additional security, add the Issuer details to verify the Issuer of the SAML response.

  3. On the Admin UI, perform the following steps:

    Administration

    a. Hover over the Activation menu near the bottom left.

    b. Click Activate.

Create an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

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

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    New user Button

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

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

    d. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, type and select Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.

    The Zscaler Internet Access Administrator link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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

Create Zscaler Internet Access Administrator test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Zscaler Internet Access Administrator. Zscaler Internet Access does not support Just-In-Time provisioning for Administrator SSO. You are required to manually create an Administrator account. For steps on how to create an Administrator account, refer to Zscaler documentation:

https://help.zscaler.com/zia/adding-admins

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the Zscaler Internet Access Administrator tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Zscaler Internet Access Admin UI for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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