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Configure Contensis to use Azure AD

Created by j.moore, last modified by zengenti on 15 Mar 2022

With your Contensis application registered in Azure AD, the next step is to login to Contensis and configure the Azure AD integration.

  1. Login to Contensis using an administrative account.
  2. Navigate to the Management Console and select Global Settings, you need to enter the following settings:

WSFederation_MetadataEndpoint

This needs to be set to your Azure AD metadata endpoint address. This can be found by following these steps:

  1. Select Azure Active Directory, followed by App Registrations and then select Endpoints from the top toolbar.
The Endpoints button highlighted in the App Registrations screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
The App Registrations screen in Microsoft Azure.
  1. Copy the Federation Metadata Document address from the textbox. Enter this in the WSFederation_MetadataEndpoint global setting.
The Federation Metadata Document address field highlighted in the Endpoints screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
The Endpoints screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

WsFederation_AzureTenantID

This needs to be set to your Azure AD tenant ID. This can be found by following these steps:

  • Select Azure Active Directory, followed by Properties. Your tenant ID is the same as your Directory ID. Enter this in the WSFederation_TenantID global setting.
The Directory ID field in the Properties screen of Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

WsFederation_AzureTenantName

This needs to be set to your Azure AD tenant name. This can be found by following these steps:

  • Select Azure Active Directory, followed by Custom domain names. Your tenant name is the name of your primary domain. Enter this in the WSFederation_TenantName global setting.
The Custom domain name screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

WsFederation_AzureApplicationID

This needs to be set to the application ID of the registered Contensis app in Azure. This can be found by following these steps:

  • Select Azure Active Directory, followed by App registrations then select the Contensis application. Your application ID is listed on the application overview. Enter this in the WSFederation_ApplicationID global setting.
The App registrations screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

WsFederation_AzureApplicationKey

  1. Navigate to your application and click All settings and then select Keys from the secondary menu.
Select Keys from the secondary menu of the All settings screen in Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  1. Enter a description, choose an expiration and then click Save.

Note: Once you navigate away from this screen you will not be able to retrieve the key again. In the event that you lose the key value then you will need to delete the key and add a new one.

Ensre you copy the key value before you navigate away from this screen.
  1. Enter the value of the key into the WSFederation global setting.

WSFederation_Type

This needs to be set to 2 for Azure AD accounts created before October 2021, and to 3 for any created later.

Final step

Our support team will need to apply these changes for you. Please raise a help desk ticket to arrange this.

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