Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Teamphoria

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

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

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.


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.
  • Teamphoria single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Teamphoria supports SP initiated SSO

To configure the integration of Teamphoria into Azure AD, you need to add Teamphoria 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 Teamphoria in the search box.
  6. Select Teamphoria 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 single sign-on for Teamphoria

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Teamphoria 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 Teamphoria.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Teamphoria, complete the following building blocks:

  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 Teamphoria SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Teamphoria test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Teamphoria 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 Teamphoria 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 edit/pen 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 text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<sub-domain>.teamphoria.com/login


    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Teamphoria 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. 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

  6. On the Set up Teamphoria 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, 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 Teamphoria.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select Teamphoria.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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

Configure Teamphoria SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within Teamphoria, 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 Set up Teamphoria will direct you to the Teamphoria application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Teamphoria. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.

    Setup configuration

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

  4. Go to ADMIN SETTINGS option in the left toolbar and under the Configure Tab click on SINGLE SIGN-ON to open the SSO configuration window.

    Screenshot shows ADMIN SETTINGS where you can select SINGLE SIGN-ON.

  5. Click on ADD NEW IDENTITY PROVIDER option in the top right corner to open the form for adding the settings for SSO.

    Screenshot shows where you can select ADD NEW IDENTITY PROVIDER.

  6. Enter the details in the fields as described below-

    Screenshot shows the page where you can enter the values described.

    a. DISPLAY NAME: Enter the display name of the plugin on the admin page.

    b. BUTTON NAME: The name of the tab that will display on the login page for logging in via SSO.

    c. CERTIFICATE: Open the Certificate downloaded earlier from the Azure portal in notepad, copy the contents of the same and paste it here in the box.

    d. ENTRY POINT: Paste the Login URL copied earlier from the Azure portal.

    e. Switch the option to ON and click on SAVE.

Create Teamphoria test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to sign in to Teamphoria, they must be provisioned into Teamphoria. In the case of Teamphoria, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Teamphoria company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on ADMIN settings on the left toolbar and under the MANAGE tab Click on USERS to open the admin page for users.

    Add Employee

  3. Click on the MANUAL INVITE option.

    Screenshot shows the MANUAL INVITE option.

  4. On this page, perform following action.

    Screenshot shows the MANUAL USER INVITE page where you can enter name and email address.

    a. In the EMAIL ADDRESS textbox, enter the email address of the user like B.Simon.

    b. In the FIRST NAME textbox, enter the first name of the user like B.

    c. In the LAST NAME textbox, enter the last name of the user like Simon.

    d. Click INVITE 1 USER. User needs to accept the invite to get created in the system.

Test SSO

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

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

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