How to configure Keeper SSO Connect Cloud with Microsoft Azure AD for seamless and secure SAML 2.0 authentication.
Keeper is compatible with all Microsoft Azure AD environments for SAML 2.0 authentication and automated provisioning.
- Keeper applications (including Web Vault, Browser Extension, Desktop App and iOS/Android apps) are 100% compatible with conditional access policies.
- Keeper supports both commercial (portal.azure.com) and Azure Government Cloud (portal.azure.us) environments.
Watch the following video to learn more about setting up Azure with SSO Connect Cloud.
Setting Up Azure with SSO Connect Cloud
Please follow the below steps.
(1) Add the Keeper Enterprise Application
Go to your Azure Admin account at https://portal.azure.com and click on Azure Active Directory > Enterprise Applications. Note: If you already have a Keeper application set up for SCIM Provisioning, you can edit the existing application.
(2) Click on "New Application" then search for Keeper and select "Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault".
(3) Click "Create" to create the application.
(4) Click on the "Set up single sign on" then click "SAML"
(5) On the Keeper Admin Console, export the SAML Metadata file.
Go to View -> Export Metadata
(6) Upload the Metadata file into the Azure interface by selecting the "Upload metadata file" button.
and selecting the file just downloaded from the Keeper admin console and pressing the Add button.
(7) Azure will open up the SAML configuration screen.
The error on the missing "Sign on URL" field is anticipated.
To fix the error, copy the URL from the "IDP Initiated Login Endpoint" from the Admin Console SSO Cloud instance "view" screen, and paste it into the "Sign on URL" field.
Copy-paste the "IdP Initiated Login Endpoint" to "Sign on URL"
(8) Click on Save then close the window with the SAML configuration.
(9) After saving, you'll be asked to test the configuration. Don't do this. Wait a couple seconds then reload the Azure portal page on the web browser. Now, there should be a certificate section that shows up in the "SAML Signing Certificate" area.
Click on "Download" under the Federation Metadata XML section:
Download Metadata file
(10) Upload the Metadata file into the Keeper Admin Console
In the Admin Console, select Azure as the Identity Provider type and import the Federation Metadata file saved in the previous step the SAML Metadata section.
Upload SAML Metadata into Keeper
Don’t forget to select Azure as the IdP Type.
(11) Edit User Attributes & Claims
Under the User Attributes section, Azure will automatically create claims for User ID, First, Last and Email.
We recommend deleting the 4 claims in the "Additional Claims" section since they are not needed.
Delete Additional Claims
In your environment, if your user.userprincipalname (UPN) is not the same as the users actual email address, you can edit the Email claim and change it to user.mail as the value for the Email attribute.
Users can be provisioned to the Keeper application through the Azure portal using manual or automated provisioning.
If only specific users or groups will be assigned to Keeper Password Manager the following setting will need to be changed. In your Azure console, navigate to Azure Active Directory > Enterprise Applications > Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault and select Properties.
Change the User assignment required to Yes and then save. This will ensure only the user and groups assigned to the application will be able to use it.
User Assignment Settings
On the Users and groups section select the users and/or groups that are to be provisioned to the Keeper application.
Assign Users and Groups
Users created in the root node (top level) will need to be migrated to the sub node that the SSO integration was configured on. If users remain in the root node, they will be prompted for the master password when accessing the vault and/or admin console.
An admin can not move themselves to the SSO enabled node. It requires another admin to perform this action.
After the user is moved to the SSO enabled node, they need to log into the Keeper vault initially by selecting the "Enterprise SSO" pull down and inputting in the Enterprise Domain configured on the SSO integration. The user may get prompted to confirm by entering in the master password.
Initially select 'Enterprise SSO Login'
Once the user has authenticated with SSO, they only need to use their email address moving forward to initiate SSO authentication.
They won't have to enter the Enterprise Domain. If typing in the email address and clicking Next does not route the user to the desired SSO, ensure that just-in-time provisioning is enabled in the Keeper SSO configuration and ensure that your email domain is reserved by Keeper. More information regarding routing and domain reservation can be found here.