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.

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Information

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

Single Sign-On Fields

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

Field

Description

Enable

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.

Enable Auto Provisioning

Enable this option so that an account will be automatically created for IdP registered users  when they first access Acunetix 360.

If you enable this option for user creation in Acunetix 360, you must complete the FirstName, LastName and Phone Number (optional) fields in the Attribute Statements on the IdP side.

This means a new team member can log in to Acunetix 360 with no user permissions, such as Start Scan. They can add permissions after this.

Require SAML assertions to be encrypted

Enable this option to prevent third parties from reading private data in transit from assertions.

There are two options:

  • Generate a new certificate for me: Acunetix generates a key pair. Acunetix 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 by importing a decryption certificate from your files.
How to Configure Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On Integration with SAML
  1. Log in to the Azure Portal and navigate to Azure Active Directory. The Overview window is displayed.

  1. Click Enterprise applications. The Enterprise applications window is displayed.

  1. Click New application. The Add your own application window is displayed.

  1. Select Non-gallery application.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name, and click Add. The quick start window is displayed.

  1. Click on Configure single sign-on (required). The Single Sign-on window is displayed.

  1. From the Single Sign-on Mode dropdown, select SAML-based Sign-On.

  1. Log in to Acunetix 360, and from the main menu, click Settings, then Single Sign-On. The Single Sign-On window is displayed. Select the Azure Active Directory tab. Copy the URL from the SAML 2.0 Service URL field.
  2. In Azure Active Directory, paste the URL into the Reply URL field.
  3. In Acunetix 360’s Single Sign-On window, copy the URL from the Identifier field
  4. In Azure Active Directory, paste the URL into the Identifier field.
  5. Click Save.
  1. Click Configure Acunetix 360 (the name you entered in the Name field in Step 5). The Configure Sign-On window is displayed.

  1. In the window that is displayed, copy the URL from the SAML Entity ID field.
  2. Log in to Acunetix 360, and from the main menu, click Settings, then Single Sign-On. The Single Sign-On window is displayed. Select the Azure Active Directory tab. Paste the URL into the IdP Identifier field.

  1. In Azure Active Directory, copy the URL from the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL field.
  2. In Acunetix 360’s Single Sign-On window, paste the URL into the SAML 2.0 Endpoint field.
  3. In Azure Active Directory, download and copy the content of the X.509 Certificate field.
  4. In Acunetix 360’s Single Sign-On window, paste the URL into the X.509 Certificate field.
  5. Click Save Changes.

 

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