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May 6, 2017

Configure Single Sign On Using Azure Active Directory on Apps

Single Sign-On means being able to access all of the applications and resources that you need to do business, by signing in only once using a single user account. Once signed in, you can access all of the applications you need without requiring to authenticate a second time.


Steps to Configure Single Sign-On

Many Organizations use SAAS applications such as Salesforce, Box, etc to increase productivity but they have to remember the password for each individual application separately that was quite inconvenient and forgotten passwords lead to extra burden on IT staff plus it is also a security concern. However, Azure Active Directory provides a solution to this by enabling its users to use their primary organizational account to sign into their company resources as well as SAAS and web apps needed for their jobs. Below are the steps to configure SSO. Visit our website for a free demo now.


Step 1

Got to the Azure portal and sign in using your work credentials. You will be logged in to the Azure portal. On the side, panel Clicks on Active Directory as shown in the image below.


Step 2

On the AAD page click on  Enterprise applications, and you would see the application that your company owns or uses. You can configure SSO on all the applications that are already in use or you can add another app available on Microsoft’s Cloud. To add a new application, click on the New application button placed at the top of the page.


Step 3

On clicking add, you would see different options. To add an application that your company is developing click the first option and to add some 3rd party app from the gallery, click on various categories shown at the left panel or simply type the name of the application you want to add as shown in the image below. After choosing the application give it a name. There are 1000s of pre-integrated apps available in the application gallery. You can add any app of your choice.


Step 4

On proceeding, You will see a notification that “Your app has been added” Now you can configure SSO on the app you have added by simply clicking on the Configure Single Sign-On Button. But before that, you need to assign a user for testing. For that Simply click on "Assign a user for testing" and type in the user name/identity. Once you add a user/group, You can configure Single Sign-On for that specific application you have added, by simply clicking on configure single sign-on button.


Step 5

After configuring all of the above settings, go to My Apps Portal and you can see the added app in the portal. Now you just need to click on the app and you would automatically be signed in to that app.

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About the Author

With 5 years of experience in Microsoft Cloud Productivity and Security, Ayesha specializes in digital security, mobile device management and Microsoft technologies. Having worked on various projects across the EMEA region, Ayesha is passionate about cloud security to help her clients conduct their business efficiently securely with guaranteed peace of mind.

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