Configuring Azure Active Directory Integration with SAML

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a universal platform designed to protect and manage access to identities. The Azure AD service provides SSO access to apps and services from anywhere.

Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), a user can use their managed account credentials to sign in to enterprise cloud applications via Single Sign-On (SSO). An Identity Provider (IdP) service provides administrators with a single place to manage all users and cloud applications.

You don't have to manage individual user IDs and passwords tied to individual cloud applications for each of your users. An IdP service provides your users with a unified sign-on across all their enterprise cloud applications. Acunetix 360 supports the SAML methods, both IdP initiated and SP initiated.

You can also create a new user in Acunetix 360 with the Enable Auto Provisioning option.


You have to use IdP-initiated SSO if you want to utilize Auto Provisioning.

If you will use SP-initiated SSO, please set the Name ID Format value to email address on the IdP side.

Single Sign-On Fields

This table lists and explains the Single Sign-On fields in the Azure Single Sign-On window.




Select this option to enable the single sign-on feature.

Enforce to authenticate only with single sign-on

Enable this option so only administrator users can authenticate without single sign-on. Users can only sign in to Acunetix 360  by using the email address that belongs to their employer.

IdP Identifier

This is the SAML identity provider’s Identifier value.

SAML 2.0 Service URL

This is the Consumer URL value (also called the SSO Endpoint or Recipient URL).

SAML 2.0 Endpoint

This is the URL from your IdP's SSO Endpoint field.

X.509 Certificate

This is the X.509 certificate value.

How to Add Acunetix 360 to Azure Active Directory
  1. Log in to the Azure Portal.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Select Enterprise applications, then All Applications.
  4. Select + New Application.
  5. In the Browse Azure AD Gallery (Preview) window, type Acunetix 360 in the search box.
  6. Select Acunetix 360 from the results panel.
  7. Select Create to add the application.

Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

You can now configure Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On Integration with SAML. To do this, you need an Acunetix 360 and Azure account.  


If you have not assigned any role to your users, they can still log in to Acunetix 360 but will not have any role/permission to use the application. To add roles to your users, please see How to Add Users and/or Groups to Acunetix 360 application in Azure Active Directory.

How to Configure Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On Integration with SAML
  1. Log in to the Azure Portal.
  2. Select Enterprise Applications.

  1. From the Enterprise Application page, select Acunetix 360.
  2. Select Set up Single Sign-On > SAML.
  3. Click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
  4. Log in to Acunetix 360, and from the main menu, select Settings > Single Sign-On. Select Azure Active Directory from the drop-down list. Copy the URL from the SAML 2.0 Service URL field.
  5. In Azure Active Directory, paste this URL into the Reply URL field.
  6. Select Save.


Please set Unique User Identifier to user.mail in the User Attributes & Claims section.

  1. In Azure Active Directory, copy the URL from the Azure AD Identifier field and paste this URL into the IdP Identifier field in Acunetix 360.
  2. In Azure Active Directory, copy the URL from the Login URL field and paste this URL into the SAML 2.0 Endpoint field.

  1. In Azure Active Directory, download the Certificate (Base64). Open the certificate with a text editor.

  1. Copy the content of it into the X.509 Certificate field on Acunetix 360. (The certificate becomes available once you successfully save the Basic SAML Configuration as described in the 5th, 6th, and 7th steps.)
  2. Select one or all of the following options, if necessary:
  • Enable Auto Provisioning: If enabled, an account will be automatically created for IdP-registered users when they first access Acunetix 360. To do so, you must complete the FirstName, LastName, and Phone Number (optional) fields in the Attribute Statements on the IdP side. For further information about OnlySsoLogin, see Provisioning a member.

  • Require SAML assertions to be encrypted: If enabled, it prevents third parties from reading private data in transit from assertions. There are two options:
  • Generate a new certificate for me: Acunetix 360 generates a key pair. Acunetix 360 will keep a private key to decrypt received SAML messages and provide you with a certificate so that you can upload it on the IdP side.
  • I have an existing certificate: You need to upload your certificate to Acunetix 360 by importing a decryption certificate from your files.
  • Use Alternate Login Email: If enabled, this lets users use alternative email for SSO. So, you can enter an alternative email on the New Member Invitation page and while editing the user's details on the Team page.
  1. Select Save Changes.

For further information, see instructions available on Microsoft.


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