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GETTING STARTED - AZURE AD

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate WestFax with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
When you integrate WestFax with AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to WestFax Fax numbers.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to WestFax with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • Azure AD subscription
  • WestFax Enterprise account with AD/SSO enabled.

Configuring WestFax for SSO

If you have enabled SSO/AD with WestFax you are just a few steps away from enabling single sign on with WestFax.

Here are the steps to get your SSO setup with WestFax:

In order to utilize SSO and Active Directory sync you must have SSO enabled on your account. Contact your account manager and ask them to activate this functionality. There may be some setup fees involved. Your account manager can walk you through the process.

After you are enabled you will want to login to the admin tool and go to the SSO tab and you should see a screen like this:

SAML Config


There are three values here you want to copy for use in the Azure setup:

Consume Endpoint: https://home.westfax.com/login/Consume/YourProviderId
Redirect Endpoint: https://home.westfax.com/login/sso/YourProviderId
Metadata Endpoint: https://home.westfax.com/login/metadata/YourProviderId

You will need these values later. Copy them somewhere for use.

At this point you need to log in to Azure AD website for your organization. With the values you copied above you will add a connection to WestFax's SSO provider.

Here are the steps:

  1. Login to AD Cloud
    With your admin account log into the Azure AD cloud website.
  2. Go the Azure Active Directory Section
  3. Click on App Registrations -> New Registrations
  4. Create the New App Registration
    You can name the Display name anything. It doesn't affect the integration. In the box below you want to copy the Consume Endpoint from above into the Redirect URI (Optional) field.
  5. Copy your Client ID and Login Endpoint.
    After you hit Register you will return to the Application Settings page. You will need to copy the Application (client) ID and the SAML-P sign-on endpoint. You can see the sign-on endpoint by clicking Endpoints on the top of the page to launch the endpoint pop-out.

    See below:
  6. Click Authentications on the Left Menu
    On the Authentications page we are going to set several properties.

    Under Implicit grants and hybrid flows you will check the box labelled ID Tokens. Next Under Advanced Settings you will Allow Public client flows.
  7. Click Token Configuration on the left menu
    Click the +Add optional claim -> and then in the pop-out select SAML. Then in the drop down select Email and then click Add.
  8. Click Expose and Api on the Left menu
    Now you need to set the Application ID URI. Click the link named Set and and box will popup labelled Set the App ID URI. Copy the value from the first step labelled Metadata Endpoint. Click Save.

Now you will want to copy the two values from the Previous step into the WestFax SSO panel. Then we'll also add your Azure x.509 certificate as well. You will need to login to the WestFax Admin panel first and click on the SSO section.

Here is the screen you will add your settings.

Admin Panel

Needed Settings:

A - Login Endpoint - This comes from the previous step in Azure.
B - Client Id (App Id) - This comes from the previous step in Azure.
C - Certificate x.509 - This comes from your Azure installation.

When you are done click Save Settings.

You are now setup for SSO!

You will want your team to login using the Redirect Login link.

If you have any questions please reach out to us directly at 303-299-9329 or contact your account manager.

Get your SSO and Fax platform integrated today!

What is Single Sign On (SSO)?

Single sign on (SSO) is an identification method that allows users access to multiple applications / websites with one set of credentials. The integration of SSO within an enterprise makes password management easier and improves security as workers access applications that are on-premises as well as in the cloud.

WestFax SSO integration allows for seamless sign-on to the Fax Console and makes fax provisioning and permissions management simple.

What is Active Directory Sync?

Active Directory Synchronization is a light-weight application installed on the customers computer that enables simple synchronization of users and fax lines.

An admin creates Security groups for each fax line and then adds and removes users to that group. Each group is bound to a fax number in the WestFax portal. Users can belong to several Security groups which would grant them access to multiple fax numbers.

Need to remove access? Just remove the user from the Security group and they no longer have access to the fax number.