How to create an Azure application for SSO

How to create an Azure application for SSO

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Last Published: 2019-10-04
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Product(s): SaaS Backup


To set up SSO for Veritas SaaS Backup, you need to first configure SSO with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or another identity provider.

During the configuration you will obtain the IDP URL and certificate needed to configure SSO in Veritas SaaS Backup.

If you are using Azure AD as your identity provider, before starting the setup, make sure you have a Microsoft Azure account with Azure AD Premium activated so that you can add non-gallery applications.

To create an Azure application for SSO:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. Browse to Azure Active Directory > Enterprise applications.
  3. Select +New application at the top.
  4. Select Non-gallery application.
  5. Under Add your own application, enter a name for the application, and click Add.
  6. Select Single sign-on from the application's left-hand navigation menu.
  7. Under Select a single sign-on method, select SAML.
  8. In the Basic SAML Configuration box, click the pencil icon to open the configuration window.

  1. In the Identifier field enter URL depending on datacenter location: 
  • EU: 
  • US:
  • AP:
  1. In the Reply URL field, enter the URL depending on datacenter location:
  • EU: 
  • US: 
  • AP:
  1. Click Save.
  2. In the SAML Signing Certificate box, click Download to the right of Certificate (Base64) and the certificate with a *.cer extension will download to your computer.

  1. In the Set up SSO Demo box, locate the Login URL.This is the IDP URL that you need to configure SSO in Veritas SaaS backup.

  1. Here the IDP URL is named SAML Single-Sign On Service URL.

You now have all the necessary information you need to configure SSO in VSB. To see a step-by-step guide, see: How to configure SSO in Veritas SaaS Backup

To enable SSO for individual users, you will need to assign them to your SSO application. See: How to assign users to an SSO application in Azure.


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