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SAML 2.0 Authentication with Azure SSO?

Hello all,

Has anyone been able to successfully set up SAML 2.0 Authentication in WHD with Azure AD SSO? I know Azure AD is SAML 2.0 compliant but the information requested by WHD and Microsoft Azure don't align and have not been able to get it working.

Hoping someone here has done this before and can save me some time and hassle.



  • Here are the settings I used.

    In Azure

    1. In Azure, use the "Add application" button and then select the "Non-gallery application" button.
    2. In the Single Sign-on section, select "SAML-based Sign-on" for the Single Sign-on Mode
    3. Check the "Show advanced URL settings" checkbox.
    4. In the Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL fields enter https://<your WHD domain>/helpdesk/WebObjects/Helpdesk.woa
    5. In the User Attributes section, choose "ExtractMailPrefix()" for User Identifier and "user.mail" for Mail.
    6. Download the certificate (create if needed) and the Metadata XML files
    7. Assign at least one user to the application for use in testing SSO logins.

    In WHD

    1. Under Settings -> General -> Authentication, Select SAML 2.0 from the Authentication Method drop-down
    2. Upload the certificate you downloaded from Azure to the "Verification Certificate" field.
    3. Open the XML file you downloaded and scroll to the very end of the file. Just before the end of the file you will find an URL,<your identifier>/saml2. where "<your identifier>" will be your unique ID.
    4. Copy this URL from the XML file and paste it into the "Sign-in page URL" field
    5. Check the "Show Password Settings" checkbox.
    6. In the "Logout URL" field, paste the following URL:
    7. Click Save and you should be done emoticons_happy.png
  • Is there a way to back out of this if it fails?  My concern is making this change, saving it and then not being able to authenticate in to make the changes.

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