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When the

D s platform
is deployed on Azure, it can be configured to provide single sign-on (SSO) with Azure AD (Active Directory) authentication management. Use this section to enable auto-logins for Azure users.

  • If auto-provisioning is not desired, after completing the basic configuration, you can disable auto-provisioning using the steps listed in the Advanced Configuration section.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication enables users to authenticate one time to access multiple systems. The SSO platform must translate its authentication into authentication methods executed against each system under SSO control. For more information, see
  • When enabled, SSO also applies to the
    D s deskapp
    , if it is installed.

Supported authentication models:

Users can authenticate with the

D s platform
using Azure AD accounts in the following scenarios:

  • Azure AD is the identity provider,
  • Azure AD is federated through a trust setup with a supported external identity provider,
  • Azure AD is federated with on-premises Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

Azure Data Lake Store: Users can obtain OAuth access and refresh tokens from AzureAD and use the tokens to access ADLS.

Domain-Joined Clusters: Using Azure AD, the

D s platform
can be deployed to a domain-joined HDInsight cluster and can run jobs as the authenticated AD user via secure impersonation. For more information, see Configure for HDInsight.

Azure Databricks Clusters: If you have integrated with an Azure Databricks cluster, please complete this configuration to enable SSO authentication for Azure. No additional configuration is required to enable SSO for Azure Databricks.


  1. You have installed the
    D s platform
    on Microsoft Azure. See Install for Azure.
  2. You have performed the basic configuration for Azure integration. See Configure for Azure.
  3. Your enterprise uses Azure SSO for User Identity and Authentication.
  4. The
    D s platform
    must be registered as a Service Provider in your Azure AD tenant.
  5. Please acquire the following Service Provider properties:
    1. The Service Provider Application ID (Client ID) and Key (Secret) are used for user authentication to the Azure Key Vault, Azure AD, and Azure Data Lake Store (if connected). These properties are specified in the

      D s platform
      as part of the basic Azure configuration.


      NOTE: The

      D s platform
      must be assigned the Reader role for the Azure Key Vault. Other permissions are also required. See the Azure Key Vault Permissions section below.

    2. The Service Provider Reply URL provides the redirect URL after the user has authenticated with Azure AD.
    3. The Service Provider should be granted Delegated permissions to the Windows Azure Service Management API so it can access Azure Service Management as organization users.


Scheduled jobs are run under the access keys for the user who initially created the schedule. They continue to run as scheduled until those keys are explicitly revoked by an admin.


NOTE: With Azure SSO enabled, use of custom dictionaries is not supported.

Configure Azure AD for
D s platform

Please verify or perform the following configurations through Azure.

Azure Key Vault Permissions

For the Azure Key Vault:

  • The
    D s item
    must be assigned the Reader permission to the key vault.
  • For the Key Vault Secrets, the application must be assigned the Set, Get, and Delete permissions.

D s platform
for Azure AD

Azure AD Properties

Please configure the following properties.

D s config


Set this value to true to enable Azure AD Single Sign-On. The

D s platform
authenticates users through enterprise Azure AD.


Set this value to the redirect URL callback configured for this Azure AD application in the Azure portal. The URL is in the following format:

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azure.sso.allowHttpForRedirectUrlWhen true, the redirectUrl can be specified as an insecure, non-HTTPS value. Default is false.

Set this value to true to enable SSO users to automatically register and login to the

D s item
when they connect.


This value defines the Azure AD resource for which to obtain an access token.


NOTE: By default, this value is . You can select other values from the drop-down in the Admin Settings page.

When using Azure Data Lake:

  1. In the Azure Portal, grant to the
    D s item
    itemapplication ID
    the Azure Data Lake API permission.
  2. Set this value to .
  3. Sign out of the
    D s webapp
    and sign in again.

User Management


Tip: After SSO is enabled, the first AD user to connect to the platform is automatically registered as an admin user.

Configure auto-registration

Enabling auto-registration:

Auto-registration must be enabled for the

D s platform
and for Azure AD SSO specifically.

D s config

webapp.sso.enableAutoRegistrationThis property has no effect in Azure.
azure.sso.enableAutoRegistrationSet this value to true. For more information, see Azure AD Properties above.

How users are managed depends on whether auto-registration is enabled:

  • If auto-registration is enabled, after users provide their credentials, the account is automatically created for them.
  • If auto-registration is disabled, a
    D s item
    must still provision a user account before it is available. See below.


After SSO with auto-registration has been enabled, you can still manage users through the Admin Settings page, with the following provisions:

  • The
    D s platform
    does not recheck for attribute values on each login. If attribute values change in LDAP, they must be updated in the User Management page, or the user must be deleted and recreated through auto-provisioning.
  • If the user has been removed from AD, the user cannot sign in to the platform.
  • If you need to remove a user from the platform, you should consider just disabling the user through the User Management area.

For more information, see Manage Users.


To disable auto-provisioning in the platform, please verify the following property:

  1. D s config
  2. Set the following property:

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    "webapp.sso.enableAutoRegistration" : false,
  3. Save your changes and restart the platform.
  4. New users of the
    D s platform
    must be provisioned by a
    D s item
    . See below.

Provision new users under SSO without auto-registration

If SSO auto-registration is disabled, admin users can provision new users of the platform through the following URL:

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  • The user's password is unnecessary in an SSO environment. You must provide the SSO principal value, which is typically the Active Directory login for the user.

  • If you are connected to a Hadoop cluster, you must provision the Hadoop principal value.
  • See Create User Account.
  • Admin accounts can be created through the application. See Create Admin Account.

Disable user


If a user has been disabled in Azure AD, a

D s item
must disable the user in the
D s webapp
. Otherwise, the user can still access the
D s webapp
until the user's access token expires.

For more information on disabling user accounts, see Manage Users.

User Access

Users access the application through the

D s item
itemlogin page

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SSO Relational Connections

For more information, see Enable SSO for Azure Relational Connections.