Azure (OIDC)

Setting Up Azure Single Sign-On (SSO)

In this page we will see the process of setting up Azure SSO for Codefresh. Setting up SSO for Azure requires configuration both in Azure and in Codefresh.
For general instructions on SSO setup, see the overview page.


Make sure that your user in Azure who creates the application is assigned either of these roles:
Application Administrator
Global Administrator

If the user who creates the Azure application is not assigned to either of these roles, you will not be able to sync teams from Azure to Codefresh after the SSO integration is complete.

Step 1: Register the Codefresh application in Azure

To setup Azure Active Directory for SSO, first register a new application in Azure.

  1. Log in to the Azure Portal, and from the sidebar, select Azure Active Directory.

Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory
  1. From the sidebar, select App registrations, and then click + New registration.
  2. Enter a name for the application, for example, Codefresh, and retain the default values for all other settings.

Enter name and register application

Enter name and register application
  1. To apply your changes, click Register. The application is created and registered in Azure AD.

Step 2: Configure permissions for the application in Azure

Once the application has been created and registered, configure the required permissions.

  1. Click the name of the application to open Settings.
  2. Do the following:
    • Select API permissions, and then click + Add a permission.
    • From Request API Permissions, select Microsoft APIs, and then select Microsoft Graph.

Select Microsoft Graph

Select Microsoft Graph
  1. Click Application permissions on the left, and select Group > Read.All.

The User.Read.All (Delegated) permission is added by default.

`Group > Read.All` permissions for Microsoft Graph

`Group > Read.All` permissions for Microsoft Graph
  1. Click Add Permissions.
  2. Click Grant admin consent for Default Directory on the bar.

Grant admin consent for Default Directory

Grant admin consent for Default Directory

Step 3: Create client secret in Azure

Create a client secret for the application. You will need to provide it when you set up SSO for Azure in Codefresh.

  1. From the sidebar, select Certificates & secrets, and then click + New client secret.

Create client secret

Create client secret
  1. Optional. Add a meaningful description for the client secret, and either retain the default expiry date or define a custom one.

Description for client secret

Description for client secret

Tip: Make a note of the expiry date in your calendar to renew the key before the expiry date and prevent service interruptions.

  1. Click Add.
    Copy the secret key, as you will need to provide it on setting up Azure SSO in Codefresh.

Step 4: Configure SSO for Azure in Codefresh

Configure SSO for Azure in the Codefresh UI.

Before you begin

  • From Azure AD:
    • Have your client secret handy
    • Go to the application you created, and note down these Properties: Application ID and Object ID

Application and Object IDs in Azure

Application and Object IDs in Azure

How to

  1. In the Codefresh UI, select Account Settings, and then from the sidebar, select Single Sign On.
  2. Click Add Single Sign-On, and select Azure AD.
  3. Enter the following:
    • Client Name: For auto-generation, leave empty. Codefresh generates the client name once you save the settings.
    • Display Name: Meaningful name for the SSO provider - Shown as display name in Azure (see below)
    • Access token and Application ID: The Application ID from your Enterprise Application Properties in Azure AD.
    • Client Secret: The key value you copied when you created the client secret in Azure.
    • Tenant: or the ID of 0example1-0000-0aa0-a00a-1example0
    • Object ID: The Object ID from your Enterprise Application Properties in Azure AD.
    • Auto Sync users and teams to Codefresh: Select to automatically sync user accounts in Azure AD to your Codefresh account. Optionally, define the time interval, in hours, at which to sync, from 1 to 24. If you don’t specify an interval, the sync is every 12 hours.

SSO settings for Azure in Codefresh

SSO settings for Azure in Codefres
  1. Click Save.
    If you left the Client Name empty, Codefresh generates one (as in the example below). Codefresh uses this name to identify the SSO configuration.

Example of Codefresh-generated Client Name for Azure

Example of Codefresh-generated Client Name for Azure

We will need this value in the reply URL setting (back in the Azure portal UI).

Step 5: Configure redirect URIs in Azure

As the final step, add the Codefresh callback URL to the allowed reply URLs for the created application in Azure.

Before you begin

  • Make sure you have the Client Name for the Azure SSO configuration from Codefresh

How to

  1. Go to Azure Active Directory > Apps registrations, and select the application you registered for SSO.
  2. From the sidebar, select Authentication.
  3. Below Platform Configuration, click Add a platform and then select Web.

Select Web configuration settings

Select Web configuration settings
  1. In the Configure Web form, do the following:
    • In the Redirect URIs field, enter the redirect URI in the format below:<your_codefresh_sso_client_name>/callback
      <your_codefresh_sso_client_name> is the Client Name shown in the SSO configuration, either defined by you or created by Codefresh.
    • Select ID tokens.

Web configuration settings

Web configuration settings

You have now completed the SSO setup for Azure.

See the overview page on how to test the integration, activate SSO for collaborators and create sync jobs.