Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Zscaler Two

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

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


To configure Azure AD integration with Zscaler Two, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • Zscaler Two single sign-on enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Zscaler Two supports SP initiated SSO.

  • Zscaler Two supports Just In Time user provisioning.

  • Zscaler Two supports Automated user provisioning.


Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Zscaler Two 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 Two.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Zscaler Two, 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 Zscaler Two SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Zscaler Two test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Zscaler Two 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 Two 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:

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


    You update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Zscaler Two Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. Your Zscaler Two 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. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

    Screenshot shows User Attributes with the Edit icon selected.

  6. In addition to above, Zscaler Two application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, perform the following steps to add SAML token attribute as shown in the below table:

    Name Source Attribute
    memberOf user.assignedroles

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

    Screenshot shows User claims with the option to Add new claim.

    Screenshot shows the Manage user claims dialog box where you can enter the values described.

    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. Leave the Namespace blank.

    d. Select Source as Attribute.

    e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    f. Click Save.


    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 Two 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 Two.

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

  1. To automate the configuration within Zscaler Two, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup Zscaler Two will direct you to the Zscaler Two application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Zscaler Two. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.

    Setup sso

  3. If you want to setup Zscaler Two manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Zscaler Two company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:

  4. Go to Administration > Authentication > Authentication Settings and perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Zscaler One site with steps as described.

    a. Under Authentication Type, choose SAML.

    b. Click Configure SAML.

  5. On the Edit SAML window, perform the following steps: and click Save.

    Manage Users & Authentication

    a. In the SAML Portal URL textbox, Paste the Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    b. In the Login Name Attribute textbox, enter NameID.

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

    d. Toggle the Enable SAML Auto-Provisioning.

    e. In the User Display Name Attribute textbox, enter displayName if you want to enable SAML auto-provisioning for displayName attributes.

    f. In the Group Name Attribute textbox, enter memberOf if you want to enable SAML auto-provisioning for memberOf attributes.

    g. In the Department Name Attribute Enter department if you want to enable SAML auto-provisioning for department attributes.

    h. Click Save.

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

    Screenshot shows the Configure User Authentication dialog box with Activate selected.

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

    b. Click Activate.

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.


  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.Zscaler Two.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.

Create Zscaler Two test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Zscaler Two. Zscaler Two supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Zscaler Two, a new one is created after authentication.


If you need to create a user manually, contact Zscaler Two support team.


Zscaler Two also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

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. This will redirect to Zscaler Two Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Zscaler Two Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Zscaler Two tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Zscaler Two Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Zscaler Two 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.