In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate MobileIron with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating MobileIron with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to MobileIron.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to MobileIron (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
- You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with MobileIron, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
- MobileIron single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- MobileIron supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
Adding MobileIron from the gallery
To configure the integration of MobileIron into Azure AD, you need to add MobileIron from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add MobileIron from the gallery, perform the following steps:
1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
4. In the search box, type MobileIron, select MobileIron from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with MobileIron based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in MobileIron needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with MobileIron, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure MobileIron Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create MobileIron test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in MobileIron that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- 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.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with MobileIron, perform the following steps:
1. In the Azure portal, on the MobileIron application integration page, select Single sign-on.
2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://www.mobileiron.com/<key>
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<host>.mobileiron.com/saml/SSO/alias/<key>
c. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<host>.mobileiron.com/user/login.html
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. You will get the values of key and host from the administrative portal of MobileIron which is explained later in the tutorial.
5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
Configure Azure AD single sign-on
- In a different web browser window, log in to your MobileIron company site as an administrator.
- Go to Admin > Identity and select AAD option in the Info on Cloud IDP Setup field.
- Copy the values of Key and Host and paste them to complete the URLs in the Basic SAML Configuration section in Azure portal.
- In the Export metadata file from AAD and import to MobileIron Cloud Field click Choose File to upload the downloaded metadata from Azure portal. Click Done once uploaded.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, 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, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type email@example.com
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. 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 MobileIron.
1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select MobileIron.
2. In the applications list, type and select MobileIron.
3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create MobileIron test user
To enable Azure AD users to log in to MobileIron, they must be provisioned into MobileIron.
In the case of MobileIron, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to your MobileIron company site as an administrator.
2. Go to Users and Click on Add > Single User.
3. On the “Single User” dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In E-mail Address text box, enter the email of user like firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. In First Name text box, enter the first name of user like Britta.
c. In Last Name text box, enter the last name of user like Simon.
d. Click Done.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the MobileIron tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the MobileIron for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.