Setting up SAML-based Single Sign-on for Microsoft Azure AD

SAML is an acronym for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Its primary function in online security is to allow you to access multiple web applications with a single set of sign in credentials. Setting up SAML-based SSO requires uploading files in Azure Active Directory (AD) and Kissflow.

  1. Sign in to Kissflow, then navigate to Account Administration> Account settings. Under Account security, click the Configure SAML button beside Sign in with SAML.

  2. The first step is to download the metadata file from Kissflow and upload it to your Azure AD account. Under Service Provider URLs, click Download metadata to download the metadata from your Kissflow account.

  3. Sign in to your Azure AD account. Then, navigate to your homepage to create your application. Provide a name for your application and select Integrate any other application you don't find in the gallery (Non-gallery).

  4. Now, you can create a Single Sign-on method using SAML. Click Upload metadata file to upload the metadata file downloaded from Kissflow. Click Save once the file has been uploaded.

  5. Scroll down to Federation Metadata XML and click Download. The downloaded file will be uploaded inside Kissflow.

  6. Inside Kissflow, click the Upload XML file to upload the Federation Metadata XML file downloaded from Azure AD. All the fields under the IdP configuration will be populated automatically after the XML file has been uploaded successfully. 

  7. You can make changes under Advanced settings to determine the unique identifier for users. Email address is the default unique identifier.

    Check the box if you want Kissflow to automatically create new accounts when a new user signs in via SAML-SSO. 

  8. Click Save to save your SAML configuration in Kissflow. 
  9. Go back to Azure AD to test if your configuration works by clicking Test this application on the top navigation bar. If the configuration is successful, Azure will lead you to the homepage of your Kissflow account.

Once the configuration is completed, toggle the button inside Account Security to enable SAML. You can now add users and groups in Azure AD to be authenticated in Kissflow via SAML.

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