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Azure Active Directory as a SAML IDP

Configuring Lacework to use Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) as a SAML IDP requires Active Directory Premium. You must sign in to the Lacework Console as an administrator and to the Azure portal using your Azure Active Directory administrator account. This process requires you to create a non-gallery application in Azure.

For a more detailed explanation of configuring SAML in Azure AD, see the Microsoft documentation:
Configure single sign-on to applications that are not in the Azure Active Directory application gallery.

Set Authentication in the Lacework Console

Before creating the Azure application, sign in to the Lacework Console and navigate to Settings > Authentication > SAML. If you have OAuth enabled, you must disable it before enabling SAML. Keep this window open.

Create the Lacework Application in Azure Active Directory

In a separate window, sign in to Azure AD. To create a Lacework application, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Azure Active Directory > Enterprise applications and follow these steps:
  2. Click New application.
  3. Click Create your own application.
    This opens the Create your own application pane.
  4. Enter a name for your new app.
    Ensure Integrate any other application you don’t find in the gallery is selected.
  5. Click Create.
    When the application's Overview page displays, the application is created.
  6. Click Users and groups.
  7. Click +Add user/group. Highlight your choice in the search bar, click Select, and click Assign.
    Repeat as necessary to add users/groups.
  8. Click Single sign-on.
  9. Select the SAML tile.
    This opens the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page.
  10. In section 1, provide the two values listed below. You can copy both values from the Lacework Console authentication settings.
  11. In section 2, ensure that you have the correct Unique User Identifier specified under Attributes and Claims. The default user identifer is preconfigured as user.userprincipalname. However, depending on your organization, you can also use the email address as the Unique User Identifer by specifying user.mail.
  12. In section 3, download and save the Federation Metadata XML file.

Complete Authentication Setup in the Lacework Console

Return to the open Lacework Console SAML configuration page and follow these steps:

  1. Select Upload identity provider data and click Next.
  2. Type a descriptive name for Identity Provider.
  3. In Upload Identity Provider Meta Data File click Choose File and select the previously saved Azure metadata file.
    The fields should be populated and you should see confirmation that the metadata included a certificate.
  4. Upload Your Certificate File is required to authenticate and save your settings. This can be downloaded from the "Single sign-on" inside Microsoft Azure.
  5. Click Save.

To enable JIT user provisioning, see Azure Active Directory JIT.

Test the Application

To test the application, return to Azure AD and do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Lacework application and click Single sign-on.
  2. Go to section 5 and click Test.

You can also test the application by logging in to the Lacework Console as the user associated with the application during setup.