Integrating LanSchool Air with Azure Active Directory
This article explains how to integrate LanSchool Air with Azure Active Directory for Single Sign-On (SSO) and User Provisioning.
With this integration, instructor accounts can be automatically created and activated in LanSchool Air when created in the organization's Azure Active Directory environment. Only Active Directory users associated to the provisioning application in Azure will be provisioned to LanSchool Air. Email invitations and activations are not required when users are provisioned from Azure Active Directory.
Once instructors are provisioned to LanSchool Air from Azure Active Directory, they will be automatically enabled for Single Sign-On using their Microsoft account. After entering their email address on the LanSchool Air sign-in page, they will be automatically forwarded to Microsoft for authentication.
- Single LSA Org for all users (customers will multiple orgs are not supported at this time)
- Site Admin account in LanSchool Air
- Admin access to Azure Active Directory
LanSchool Air's Azure Active Directory integration only supports integrating with one LanSchool Air organization per Azure AD domain. If your organization has multiple LanSchool Air organizations, only one of them may be integrated with Azure AD at this time.
Creating an Enterprise Application in Azure AD
- Log into LanSchool Air as Site Admin.
- Click on the menu at the top left then click Settings.
- Click on SSO Configuration.
- Click Generate New. The system generates a random secrete token. Click Copy.
- In a separate browser window or tab, log into Microsoft's Azure Portal at https://portal.azure.com/
- Click on Azure Active Directory in the left menu. A page show your organization's name displays.
- Click on Enterprise Applications.
- Click on +New Application.
- Search for LanSchool Air in the Search Application box.
- If needed, rename the application and select Create.
- Click on Provisioning in the left navigation menu.
- On the Provisioning page:
- Select Get Started.
- Select Automatic from the Provisioning Mode drop-down list.
- Paste or enter one of the following URLs into the Tenant URL field:
- For Americas: https://api-lsa.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/scim
- For EMEA: https://api-lsa-emea.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/scim
- For APAC: https://api-lsa-apac.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/scim
- Copy the secret token from LanSchool Air (see step 4) and paste it into the Secret Token field.
- Click Test Connection.
- Click Save and close the Provisioning Page.
Configuring SAML Authentication
- While still in Azure Active Directory, click on Single sign-on in the left menu.
Click the SAML tile.
The LanSchool Air gallery app has default identifier and reply URLs that are for the Americas environment. If your organization is not in Americas you will need to edit the identifier and reply URLs to correspond with the environment your LanSchool Air organization is in.
- If your LanSchool Air organization is in Americas select Yes, to save the single sign-on setting. Continue to Step 7.
If your LanSchool Air organization is not in Americas select No, I'll save later and continue to the next step.
The next step is only if your organization is NOT in Americas. To identify what environment your organization is in, check the URL for LanSchool Air. If your URL begins with lanschoolair-emea or lanschoolair-apac, then your organization is NOT in Americas.
- From the Basic SAML Configuration tile, click the Edit icon.
- Configure the settings as follows:
- Delete the URL that is already in the Identifier (Entity ID).
- Paste one of the following URLs into the Identifier (Entity ID) field and mark as Default:
- For Americas: https://api-lsa.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/sp
- For EMEA: https://api-lsa-emea.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/sp
- For APAC: https://api-lsa-apac.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/sp
- Delete the URL that is already in the Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL).
- Paste one of the following URLs into the Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) field:
- For Americas: https://api-lsa.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/acs
- For EMEA: https://api-lsa-emea.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/acs
- For APAC: https://api-lsa-apac.lenovosoftware.com/0/lsa/common/saml/acs
- Click Save, and then click X in the top right after saving. If a message that asks if you want to test displays, click No, I’ll test later.
- From the SAML Signing Certificate section of the Set Up Single Sign-on with SAML page, copy the URL from the App Federation Metadata URL field.
- Return to the SSO Configuration page in LanSchool Air.
- Paste the URL into the App Federation Metadata URL field and click Update.
Disabling Confirmation Emails
When instructor accounts are created a confirmation email will be sent to instructors with a link directing them to the LanSchool Air login page. If you want instructors to use a SSO portal login page and not be directed to the LanSchool Air login page in the confirmation email, you can choose to not send confirmation emails.
Enabling User Account Provisioning
- Return to Azure Active Directory, and then click Users and Groups from the left menu.
- Click +Add User/group.
- Click None Selected under Users and groups.
- Search for a new user(s) and click Select.
- Click Assign.
- Click Provisioning in the left pane.
- Select Start Provisioning.
Removing Azure AD Integration
- Log into LanSchool Air as Site Admin.
- Select the menu at the top left and go to Settings.
- Select SSO Configuration.
- Select Remove Connection at the bottom.
- Type 'Confirm' and select Remove Connection.
- All user accounts that were provisioned in LanSchool Air from Azure AD will be deleted.
How do users sign into LanSchool Air?
Assigned users will log into LanSchool Air with Single Sign-On using their Azure AD credentials. To confirm a user was assigned, in LanSchool Air go to Settings>People. The user will appear with Azure AD listed under Source.
Users with "LanSchool Air" listed as the source will continue to login with their LanSchool Air password and not Azure AD SSO.
How often does Azure provision users?
Users will be added/removed every 40 minutes (by default). To immediately provision users, select Stop Provisioning and then select Start Provisioning.
What happens if a user is deleted in Azure?
If a user is deleted in Azure, the user will appear as "disabled" in LanSchool Air for 30 days and then deleted.
What happens if a user is unassigned from the app in Azure?
If a user is unassigned from the app in Azure, the user will be disabled in LanSchool Air.
What if there are local user accounts in LanSchool Air?
If you already have local users in LanSchool Air, with Source listed as "LanSchool Air" under Settings>People, you will first have to delete the local accounts before assigning the user to the app in Azure.
Deleting the local account(s) will remove all manually created classes and the user will have to recreate them once signed in using their Azure AD credentials.
It is recommended to keep one or two local Site Admin accounts in your LanSchool Air organization to prevent being locked out of LanSchool Air in case something happens to Azure AD.
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