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Integrate Azure Active Directory with CloudGuard Dome9
Solution

This article explains how to integrate CloudGuard Dome9 with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Benefits

Integrating CloudGuard Dome9 with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Dome9.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Dome9 (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see what is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Dome9, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • A Dome9 single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

To test the steps in this tutorial, we do not recommend using a production environment.

To test the steps in this tutorial, you should follow these recommendations:

  • Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment. The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:

  1. Adding Dome9 from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

To configure the integration of Dome9 into Azure AD, you need to add Dome9 from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add Dome9 from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click the Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then, go to All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add a new application, click New application, on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type Dome9 Arc, select Dome9 Arc from result panel, and then click Add to add the application.

    Dome9 Arc in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Dome9, based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Dome9 is for a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Dome9 needs to be established.

In Dome9, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Dome9, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create a Dome9 Arc test user - to have a counterpart for Britta Simon in Dome9 that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal and configure single sign-on in your Dome9 application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Dome9, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Dome9 Arc application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. In the Dome9 Arc Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Dome9 Arc Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type the URL: https://secure.dome9.com/

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://secure.dome9.com/sso/saml/yourcompanyname

    Note: You will select your company name value in the Dome9 admin portal, which is explained later in the tutorial.

  4. Check Show advanced URL settings and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Dome9 Arc Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://secure.dome9.com/sso/saml/<yourcompanyname>

    Note: These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Sign-On URL. Any string will be accepted, and the same string must be used in the future.

  5. The Dome9 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" section on application integration page. The following screenshot shows an example for this.

    Configure Single Sign-On attb

  6. In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog, configure the SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    Attribute Name Attribute Value
    memberof user.assignedroles

    a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On add attb

    Configure Single Sign-On edit attb

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

    c. From the Value list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    d. Click Ok.

  7. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  9. In the Dome9 Arc Configuration section, click Configure Dome9 Arc to open the Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Entity ID and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    Dome9 Arc Configuration

  10. In a different web browser window, log into your Dome9 company site as an administrator.

  11. Click Profile Settings on the right top corner and then click Account Settings.

    Dome9 Arc Configuration

  12. Navigate to SSO, and then click ENABLE.

    Dome9 Arc Configuration

  13. In the SSO Configuration section, perform the following steps:

     

    a. Enter company name in the Account ID textbox. This value is to be used in the reply URL mentioned in the Azure portal URL section.

    b. In the Issuer textbox, paste the value of SAML Entity ID, that you copied form the Azure portal.

    c. In the Idp endpoint url textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL, that you copied form the Azure portal.

    d. Open your downloaded Base64 encoded certificate in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the X.509 certificate textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

Create an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, clickAzure Active Directory.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

    c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Create a Dome9 test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to Dome9, they must be provisioned into application. Dome9 supports just-in-time provisioning but for that to work properly, user have to select particular Role and assign the same to the user.

Note

For Role creation and other details contact Dome9 Client support team.

To provision a user account manually, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Dome9 company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Users & Roles and then click Users.

    Add Employee

  3. Click ADD USER.

    Add Employee

  4. In the Create User section, perform the following steps:

    Add Employee

    a. In the Email textbox, type the email of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.

    b. In the First Name textbox, type first name of the user like Britta.

    c. In the Last Name textbox, type last name of the user like Simon.

    d. Make SSO User as On.

    e. Click CREATE.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Dome9.

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to Dome9, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Dome9 Arc.

    The Dome9 Arc link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click Add. Then, select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the  Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon from the Users list.

  6. Click Select in the Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign in the Add Assignment dialog.

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the Dome9  tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Dome9 application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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