Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Zscaler Internet Access Administrator

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

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

Note

This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.

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.

  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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator in the search box.
  6. Select Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Zscaler Internet Access Administrator, 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 Britta Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Zscaler Internet Access Administrator SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
    1. 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.
  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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type one of the following URLs as per your requirement:

    Identifier
    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 one of the following URLs as per your requirement:

    Reply URL
    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.

    b. From the Source attribute list, select 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

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 Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Zscaler Internet Access Administrator.
  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 have setup the roles as explained in the above, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Zscaler Internet Access Administrator SSO

  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:

    Screenshot shows Administrator Management with options to Enable SAML Authentication, upload S S L Certificate and specify an Issuer.

    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:

    Screenshot shows the Admin U I where you can perform the steps.

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

    b. Click Activate.

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 SSO

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

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Zscaler Internet Access Administrator for which you set up the SSO

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Zscaler Internet Access Administrator tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Zscaler Internet Access Administrator for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Zscaler Internet Access Administrator 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.