Microsoft has a feature in their Azure stack called Conditional Access. This feature allows Azure customers to apply policies to either the log-in process to Office 365 or specific apps and tiles within Office 365/Azure. Using this feature, Azure customers can restrict access to applications, such as Outlook, SharePoint, and others, based on several different factors.
Recently, Microsoft added a function to Conditional Access called a 'custom control'. These custom called custom controls. Custom controls allow third-party integration into Conditional Access. This process involved involves having a registered application by the third - party to be white-listed allowed globally by Microsoft and then providing OpenID Connect (OIDC) endpoints for use by the Azure customer to call out to the third - party's authorization process.
This guide is intended for those end-users and customers who require information on installing and configuring administrators who need to install and configure Microsoft Conditional Access for use with SecureAuth IdP.
You must ensure that you have the following items: + Have administrative access of Microsoft Azure
+ Have installed
- Install a SecureAuth IdP appliance
- version 9.1 or 9.2 and configure one or more realms for that appliance
To configure SecureAuth IdP for use with Microsoft Conditional Access, perform the following procedure:
- Log into your SecureAuth IdP Web Admin Console.
- refer to the SecureAuth IdP Realm Guide).
- Configure the following tabs in the Secure Auth IdP Web Admin
- console before configuring any other tabs:
must be defined
- Overview: Define the description of the realm and SMTP connections
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- An enterprise directory must be integrated with SecureAuth IdP.
must be defined
- Define how users access the target
- Multi-Factor Methods: Define the Multi-Factor Authentication methods that are used to access the target
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- , if any
The new realm is significantly customized starting with Step 6.
- Gain administrative access for Microsoft Azure.
- Install and configure Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server.
- Set up Modern Authentication in your server environment. See the Hybrid Modern Authentication overview and prerequisites for using it with on-premises Skype for Business and Exchange servers article on the Microsoft website.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , open a support ticket, and include "Tailoring - Conditional Access" if you will use this integration. Request the following items so you have them on hand during the configuration:
- ASPX and code-behind pages (you will need this in the Configure Internet Information Server (IIS) for Windows Server task)
- Import Rules (you will need this in the Configure Internet Information Server (IIS) for Windows Server task)
- JSON file (you will need to provide the Client ID, to be created on the Post Authentication tab > OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Clients section) and the public URL of the OpenID Connect Post-Auth realm to SecureAuth Support
- JSON file (you will need this for the task in Configure Microsoft Custom Control task)
SecureAuth IdP configuration steps
Create a SecureAuth IdP realm and configure it for use with Microsoft Conditional Access.
Configure Internet Information Server (IIS) for Windows Server
1. Log into your SecureAuth IdP Admin console.
2. Copy the ASPX and code-behind pages then copy them under the root of the newly-defined realm, which is located in D:\SecureAuth\SecureAuthRealm_number, for example, D:\SecureAuth\SecureAuth5
A custom pre-authentication page is used to retrieve the user ID from Microsoft for this request. Microsoft sends a HTTP POST with the OIDC parameters and an additional parameter called id_token_hint. This parameter is includes a JSON web token (JWT) and a number of claims, including the unique id ID for the user and their user principal name (UPN. We need to grab ). SecureAuth IdP must obtain that information and validate the JWT.
53. Using the IIS Manager, create an inbound rule for Conditional Access in this new realm by completing the following this proceduresteps:
- Start the IIS Manager (Start | Run then type inetmgr and hit Enter): Open Run, type inetmgr, and click Enter.
- In IIS, select the Default Web Site.
- Under Features View, click click URL Rewrite.
- At right hand side, under the Actions pane, click on ImportRules.
- Set an inbound rewrite rule under the realm folder (for example, SecureAuth3) as shown in Figure 1.
The URL rewrite rule
, shown in the following image, captures requests and
places them on the custom page
to decode the JWT that Microsoft sends over VIA POST
For more information about the URL rewrite rule,
6. Return to the newly-defined realm in IdP Web Admin Console and click the Data tab.
see the Creating Rewrite Rules for the URL Rewrite Module article, on the Microsoft website.
4. Using the IIS Manager, change the query string setting for the SecureAuth realm number (for example, SecureAuth3).
- In the IIS Manager, focus on the appropriate realm.
- Right-click Request Filtering and select Open Feature .
- Select the Query Strings tab.
- On the right side of the page, click Edit Feature Settings.
- Set Maximum URL length (Bytes) to 6144.
- Set Maximum query string (Bytes) to 4096.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Data tab settings
1. Select the Data tab.
2. Create a connection based on the data store type (, such as Active Directory or SQL Server) in this manner:
a. Scroll down to the 'Set Profile Fields' section and make the following designations:
a. In the Profile Fields section, set the following auxiliary values:
Aux ID 1 – userPrincipalName
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Aux ID 2 – otherLoginWorkstations
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Aux ID 5 – otherIpPhone and make it writable. (This field is set from custom pre-authentication page - – MSConditionalAccess.aspx.vb)
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- Go to the Web.Config file for this specific realm and add this line to modify the AuxID 5 definition:
<add key="MSConditionalAccess-ProfileField" value="AuxID5" />
For more on editing the Web.Config file, refer to this link.
FIGURE 3. Set Profile Fields Section
b. In the Global Aux Fields section, designate Global Aux ID 1 as as Validated.
FIGURE 4. Global Aux Fields Section
8. Click to select the Workflow tab and perform the following tasks:
a. In the 'Login Screen Options' section, assign the following values to the designated fields.
Workflow tab settings
Select the Workflow tab.
1. In the Login Screen Options section, set the following values:
- Set Default Workflow to Username | Second Factor.
- Set Public/Private Mode – to Public Mode Only.
FIGURE 5. Login Screen Options
b. In the '2. In the Customer Identity Consumer' section section, perform set the following taskvalues:
- Set Receive Token – to Token.
- Leave other fields as set to the default.
FIGURE 6. Custom Identity Consumer
Methods tab settings
Select the Multi-Factor Configuration page and supply the following values Methods tab.
a. Scroll to the 'Phone Settings' section and supply the following values to the designated fields:
1. In the Phone Settings section, configure the Multi-Factor Authentication methods that you want enabled. The following example shows how to set the email and text (SMS) methods.
- Set Phone Field 1 to One-Time Passcode via Phone Call and SMS.
- Set Phone Field 2 – select to One-Time Passcode via Phone Call and SMS.
FIGURE 7. Phone Settings Section
b. Scroll down to the 'Email Settings' section and supply the following value to the designated field:
2. In the Email Settings section, set Email Field 1 to One-Time Passcode via HTML Email.
FIGURE 8. Email Settings Section
10. Click the Post Authentication tab then supply the following values to the designated fields:
a. Select OpenIDConnect/OAuth2 from the 'Authenticated User Redirect' drop-down field as shown in Figure 9.
Post Authentication tab settings
Select the Post Authentication tab.
1. In the Post Authentication section, set the Authenticated User Redirect dropdown to OpenID Connect/OAuth2.
2. In the User ID Mapping section, set the following values:
- Set User ID Mapping – select to Authenticated User ID. The user can choose to map Map other parameters, if needed.
Set Name ID Format– select
- Set Encode to Base64 – select to False.
3. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Settings' section and provide section, set the following values:
- Enable - Set Enabled to True.
- Set Issuer - Should be the FQDN to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN)/Hostname of the IdP appliance, for example, idp.company.com. This must be publicly facing and have a valid SSL certificate.
- Set Signing Algorithm - Can be either to either RSA SHA256 (RS256) or or HMAC SHA256 (HS256).
- RSA SHA256 (RS256) is an asymmetric algorithm, which means it uses a public/private key pair. SecureAuth uses the private key for signing and provides you with the public key to use to validate the signature.
- HMAC SHA256 (HS256) is a symmetric algorithm, which means one secret key is shared between SecureAuth and the end-user. The same key is used to create the signature and to validate it. This key must be kept secret at all times.
- Set Signing Cert to any certificate that is a private key readable by SecureAuth IdP. Do not use wild cards in a certificate.
- Set Auto Accept User Consent - True. This provides a cleaner to True to provide a clean user experience.
- Set Enable User Consent Storage - True. This provides a cleaner user experience and enables to True to provide a clean user experience and to enable check session endpoints.
- Set Consent Storage Attribute - The to the AUX ID 2 value that was mapped to a string attribute (for , for example, otherLoginWorkstations).
Leave the following fields set to the default: '
- Authorization Code Lifetime
- Access Token Lifetime
- Refresh Token Lifetime
4. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Scopes' section and provide the following value:
- Check the 'discoverable' box at the openid scope as shown in Figure 11.
d. Scroll down to the ' section, set the Discoverable check box for the openid scope.
5. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Clients' section section, click the the Add Client button then supply Client button and set the following values:
- Set Name to ConditionalAccess or another appropriate name.
- Set Client ID
- to the appropriate client ID for this client.
- Set the Enabled/Disabled
- check box.
FIGURE 12. OIDC - Clients Settings
e. Scroll down to the '6. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 - Client Details' section and provide section, set the following values in the designated fields:
- Set Enabled – to True.
- Name – Set to an appropriate name such as ConditionalAccess
- Set Name to ConditionalAccess or another appropriate name.
- Set JSON Web Encryption – to Disabled.
- Set JSON Web Key URI – Blank
- to Blank.
f. Scroll down to the 'Allowed Flows' section and provide the following values in the designated fields:
- Authorization Code – True
- Implicit – True
- Hybrid – False
- Client Credentials – False
- Resource Owner – False
- Refresh Token – True
- Introspection – True
- Revocation – True
FIGURE 14. Allowed Flows Section
7. In the Allowed Flows section, set the following values:
- Set Authorization Code to True.
- Set Implicit to True.
- Set Hybrid to False.
- Set Client Credentials to False.
- Set Resource Owner to False.
- Set Refresh Token to True.
- Set Introspection to True.
- Set Revocation to True.
8. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 - Client Redirect URIs' section and provide the following value: section, click the Add Redirect URI button and set the Client Redirect URI
h. Scroll down to the '9. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Claims' section and supply this value section, set the following values:
- Set Sub
- to the AUX ID field assigned
FIGURE 16. OIDC - Claims Section
10. In the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 – Custom Claims' section and assign section, click the Add Custom Claim button and set the following values:
- Set Claim – to SecureAuthMFA.
- Set Profile Property – to Global Aux ID 1.
- Discoverable – Checked
- Set the Discoverable check box.
System Info tab settings
Select the System Info tab.
1. In the Links section at the bottom of the screen, click Click to edit Web Config file to edit the web.config file.
2. Add the following key under the <appSettings> section:
<add key="MSConditionalAccess-ProfileField" value="AuxID5" />
For information about editing the web.config file, see the System Info Tab Configuration document.
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Save all changes made to this configuration and exit.
Configure Microsoft Custom
Create and configure a new custom control for Microsoft Conditional Access, perform the following steps.
- Log into in to Microsoft Azure.
- Click Click Azure Active Directory from in the left vertical menupane.
- Click Security | Conditional Access.
- Click Manage | Custom Control.
- Click New custom control.In the Security section, click Conditional access.
- In the Manage section, click Custom controls.
- Click New custom control.
- Enter the JSON for customized controls as shown in Figure 18in the fill-in field.
7. Enter the JSON provided by SecureAuth Support, then click Save
Configure the JSON file as follows, using the above image as a guide:
- Set AppId to the data application referenced by Microsoft.
- Set ClientId by retrieving the designated realm located under the Post Authentication tab, in the OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0
- - Clients
- Set DiscoveryUrl to the OpenID configuration for the designated realm.
For your convenience, copy the following code snippet into the JSON file and change values appropriately:
"Name": "Name for SecureAuth MFA",
"AppId": "Microsoft data App ID",
"ClientId": "SecureAuth ClientID",
Create a Policy
Create a Microsoft Conditional Access policy.
- Log into Microsoft Azure.
- Click on Click Azure Active Directory from in left vertical menupane.
- Click Click Security | > Conditional Access | - Policies | > New Policy.
FIGURE 20. New Policy Button
4. Specify the users, apps, and controls
- When you have finished, click Save.
that you want to assign the policy to.
5. Save your changes.
Test Microsoft Conditional Access with SecureAuth IdP
Test that Microsoft Conditional Access works with SecureAuth IdP. In this scenario, you will test with Microsoft Teams, but you could also test with Outlook or Skype for Business.
- Log in to Microsoft Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com
- Enter your email address in the following screen:
- Enter your password in the following screen:
- Select the kind of two-factor authentication method to use to log into Microsoft Teams. The following example shows the text message (SMS) method.
- In the following screen, enter the one-time passcode that was sent to you:
- The following Microsoft Teams screen is displayed if the configuration between Microsoft Conditional Access and SecureAuth IdP is successful.
If you do not see this screen or if you receive an error message, contact SecureAuth Support.