Tutorial: Integrate Knowledge Anywhere LMS with Azure Active Directory

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Knowledge Anywhere LMS.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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.
  • Knowledge Anywhere LMS single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Knowledge Anywhere LMS supports SP initiated SSO.
  • Knowledge Anywhere LMS supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of Knowledge Anywhere LMS into Azure AD, you need to add Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS in the search box.
  6. Select Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Knowledge Anywhere LMS, 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Knowledge Anywhere LMS test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CLIENT_NAME>.knowledgeanywhere.com/

    2. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CLIENT_NAME>.knowledgeanywhere.com/SSO/SAML/Response.aspx?<IDP_NAME>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL which is explained later in the tutorial.

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CLIENTNAME>.knowledgeanywhere.com/

    Note

    The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-on URL. Contact Knowledge Anywhere LMS Client support team to get this value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  6. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Knowledge Anywhere LMS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on 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, BrittaSimon@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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Knowledge Anywhere LMS.
  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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within Knowledge Anywhere LMS, 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS will direct you to the Knowledge Anywhere LMS application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Knowledge Anywhere LMS. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-7.

    Setup configuration

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

  4. Select on the Site tab.

    Screenshot shows the Site tab.

  5. Select on the SAML Settings tab.

    Screenshot shows the Knowledge anywhere page with SAML Settings selected.

  6. Click on the Add New.

    Screenshot shows the Add New button in Service Provider Settings.

  7. On the Add/Update SAML Settings page, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Add/Update SAML Settings page where you can make the changes described here.

    a. Enter the IDP Name as per your organization. For ex:- Azure.

    b. In the IDP Entity ID textbox, paste Azure AD Identifier value ,which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In the IDP URL textbox, paste Login URL value, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. Open the downloaded certificate file from the Azure portal into notepad, copy the content of the certificate and paste it into Certificate textbox.

    e. In the Logout URL textbox, paste Logout URL value, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    f. Select Main Site from the dropdown for the Domain.

    g. Copy the SP Entity ID value and paste it into Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    h. Copy the SP Response(ACS) URL value and paste it into Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    i. Click Save.

Create Knowledge Anywhere LMS test user

In this section, a user called B. Simon is created in Knowledge Anywhere LMS. Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS, a new one is created after authentication.

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 Knowledge Anywhere LMS Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Knowledge Anywhere LMS Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

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

Next steps

Once you configure Knowledge Anywhere LMS 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.