ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD As IDP


ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for your ASP.NET applications. Using Single Sign-On you can use only one password to access your ASP.NET application and services. Our module is compatible with all the SAML compliant identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) between ASP.NET and Azure AD considering Azure AD as IdP. To know more about the other features we provide, click here.

Platform Support: The ASP.NET SAML SSO module supports ASP.NET 3.5 and above frameworks.

Pre-requisites: Download And Installation


PM> Install-Package miniOrange.SAML.SSO -Version 5.3.3
  • After integration, open your browser and browse the connector dashboard with the URL below:
    https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=config
  • If the registration page or login page pops up, you have successfully added the miniOrange SAML SSO connector to your application.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - saml dll register
  • Register or log in with your account by clicking the Register button to configure the module.

Steps to configure ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP

1. Configure Azure AD as identity provider

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, Azure AD. For SP metadata, use the SP metadata URL or download the SP metadata as a .xml file and upload it at your IdP end. You can find both these options under the Service Provider Settings tab.
  • There are two ways detailed below with which you can get the SAML SP metadata to configure onto your identity provider end.
  • A] Using SAML metadata URL or metadata file:
    • Under Service Provider Settings you can find the metadata URL as well as the option to download the SAML metadata.
    • Copy metadata URL or download the metadata file to configure the same on your identity provider end.
    • You may refer to the screenshot below:
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - Copy Downloaded Metadata
    B] Uploading metadata manually:
    • From the Service Provider Settings section, you can manually copy the service provider metadata like SP Entity ID, ACS URL, Single Logout URL and share it with your identity provider for configuration.
    • You may refer to the screenshot below:
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - Manual Metadata
  • Login into Azure AD Portal. Select Azure Active Directory.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - non-gallery app
  • Navigate to Enterprise Applications section and click on Add.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - non-gallery app
  • Now click on New Application to create new application.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - non-gallery app
  • Click on Create your own application. Enter the name for your app. Select the 3rd option in What are you looking to do with your application section and then click on Create button.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - non-gallery app
  • Click on Single sign-on from the application's left-hand navigation menu and select SAML.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - saml app
  • Edit BASIC SAML CONFIGURATION and enter the SP Entity ID for Identifier and the ACS URL for Reply URL from Service Provider section of the ASP.NET SAML plugin.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - edit basic saml configuration
  • Copy App Federation Metadata Url. This will be used while configuring the ASP.NET SAML module.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - metadata url
  • Assign users and groups to your SAML application.
    • Click on Users and groups from the applications left-hand navigation menu.
    • After clicking on Add user, Select Users and groups in the Add Assignment screen. Search or invite an external user. Select the appropriate user and click on the Select button.
    • After selecting the appropriate user, click on the Assign button.
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - add users

2. Configure ASP.NET application as service provider

Note: After installation of the plugin, we need to setup the trust between your ASP.NET application and your Azure AD account. SAML metadata is shared with Azure AD so they can update their inbuilt configuration to support Single Sign-On.

Import Azure AD SAML metadata

  • Select Azure AD from the list of identity providers shown below.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - search idp
  • There are two methods for configuring ASP.NET as service provider:
  • A] Upload metadata using the Upload IDP Metadata button:
    • If your identity provider has provided you with the metadata URL or metadata file (.xml format only), then you can simply configure the identity provider metadata in the module using the Upload IDP Metadata option.
    • You may refer to the screenshot below:
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - Upload Metadata
    • You can choose any one of the options according to the metadata format you have available.
    B] Configure the identity provider metadata manually:
    • After configuring your Identity Provider, it will provide you with IDP Entity ID, IDP Single Sign On URL and SAML X509 Certificate fields respectively.
    • Click Save to save your IDP details.
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - SAML dll config

3. Testing SAML SSO

  • Click on the Test Configuration button to test whether the SAML Configuration you’ve done is correct.
  • The screenshot below shows a successful result. Click on SSO Integration where you will be redirected to Attribute Mapping section.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - SAML dll Test configuration
  • If you are experiencing any error on the module end you’ll be shown with the window similar to below.
  • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - Enable debug logs
  • To troubleshoot the error you can follow the below steps:
    • Under Troubleshoot tab, enable the toggle to receive the plugin logs.
    • ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP - Enable debug logs
    • Once enabled, you will be able to retrieve plugin logs by navigating to Identity Provider Settings tab and clicking on Test Configuration.
    • Download the log file from the Troubleshoot tab to see what went wrong.
    • You can share the log file with us at aspnetsupport@xecurify.com and our team will reach out to you to resolve your issue.

4. Integration Code

  • You can find the Integration code in the Login Settings tab in the module. Just copy-paste that code snippet wherever you want to access the user attributes.
  • Note: All the mapped attributes will be stored in the session so that you can access them in your application.
  • asp.net saml sso azure: integration code
  • If you want some assistance regarding the integration code, get in touch with us aspnetsupport@xecurify.com

5. Login Settings

  • Use the following URL as a link in your application from where you want to perform SSO:
  • https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=login
  • For example you can use it as:
  • <a href="https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=login">Login</a>

6. Logout Settings

  • Use the following URL as a link in your application from where you want to perform SLO:
  • https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=logout
  • For example you can use it as:
  • <a href="https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=logout">Logout</a>

You can even configure the DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) module with any identity provider such as ADFS, Azure AD, Bitium, centrify, G Suite, JBoss Keycloak, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, AWS Cognito, OpenAM, Oracle, PingFederate, PingOne, RSA SecureID, Shibboleth-2, Shibboleth-3, SimpleSAML, WSO2 or even with your own custom identity provider. To check other identity providers, click here.

Additional Resources

Need Help?

Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on aspnetsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you set up SSO with your IDP and for quick guidance (via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.

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