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SSO for Admin Console using Azure Active Directory

Admin Console of NirvaShare comes with default in-built user store to support multiple admin users. It is also possible to configure Admin Console to use external Identity providers like IAM Identity Center, Active Directory, etc. In this document, we will configure Admin Console to use Azure Active Directory, so that users from Active Directory will be able to login to Admin Console using  SAML 2.0 SSO.


As  prerequisites you will need to have:

  • Make sure the proper domain name and SSL certificate is configured for Admin Console.
  • You will require access to your Active Directory as a console administrator.


We need to create an enterprise application in Active Directory to integrate with NirvaShare:

  • Sign in to Azure  Portal https://portal.azure.com.
  • Open Active Directory service.
  • From the left menu list, click on Enterprise applications.

To know more, you can also visit Microsoft site HERE.

  • On the top menu, click on New application.
  • On the top menu, click on Create your own application.
  •  Provide a name as nirvashare-adminConsole and click on Create.
  • Once the newly created application is selected, click on Single sign-on from the left menu tab.
  • We need to enable SAML, hence click on SAML block on the right hand side and scroll down.
  • Download the Federation Metadata XML file from SAML Signing Certificate section. Save it in to your local file system as idp-metadata.xml.
  • Above file is the SAML metadata file for Azure Active Directory and same will be required while configuring NirvaShare Admin Console.
  • Click on Users and groups from left tab and make sure to assign few users to this application.
  • Please note that, you can also use a group and assign multiple users to it, for now we will deal with users.

NirvaShare Configuration​

Now that you have the SAML metadata file of Azure Active Directory identity provider, please refer to the below documentation to configure SSO for Admin Console of NirvaShare.

  • SSO Configuration for Admin Console
  • Based on the above documentation, you can obtain SAML metadata file of NirvaShare.
  • In the Azure SAML Single sign-on page, upload the SAML metadata file of NirvaShare.

At this juncture, you will require SAML metadata obtained from the earlier steps from Admin Console.

  • Click on Upload metadata file select the admin-console-metatdata.xml from your local system.
  • Save it.

Now open Admin Console https://<your adminConsole domain> this will redirect to Azure Active Directory and perform SSO for authentication. Reach out to our support in case any help or assistance is needed.

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