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Azure Active Directory (AAD) Single Sign-On Setup.
Azure Active Directory (AAD) Single Sign-On Setup.
How to set up the AAD single sign-on process with Circula.
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Written by Sophie Jordan
Updated over a week ago

The following article walks you step by step through setting up Active Directory with your Circula account. Azure Active Directory (AAD) provides the ability to log in via Single Sign-On (SSO) using SAML 2.0.

If you want to enable Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On for your employees, you can do part of the setup yourself. To do this, please contact our customer service first. You will receive a so-called "company_identifier" from us as soon as possible, which you can then use to start the setup.


In the Microsoft Azure home screen, find and click on Active Directory to get started:

In the Active Directory menu, add Circula as a new application:

  1. To do this, click on "Enterprise applications"

  2. Then click on "New applications"

  3. Select "Non-gallery application".

A side window like the one shown in the screenshot below will open:

Now give the new application a name. We suggest that you simply name the new application "Circula". Click Add to confirm.

Active Directory will begin creating the new Circula application. When this process is complete, you will be redirected to the Circula App overview.

Now click on "2. Set up single sign-on":

Click on SAML:

This will open the following window: "Set up Single Sign-On with SAML", where you can configure the integration:

Click on the edit button of the first section Basic SAML Configuration to open the left window:

Enter the following information:

  • In Identifier(Entity-ID): https: //auth.circula. com/saml

  • In Reply URL: https:// auth.circula. com/callback/company_identifier

Press Save to confirm your changes.

❗️Note that the "company_identifier" is provided to you in advance during the Circula setup phase. ❗️

Next, click on Download Federation Metadata XML:

Done, send the downloaded file to your contact at Circula. We will complete the integration for you as soon as possible.

Add Users

Once the integration process is complete, you can now add users to Circula.

To add users, go to the "Users and Groups" section:

From there, you can add new users by clicking Add User and following your system's instructions.

❗️Please note that AAD Single Sign-On is only available for Users with a Professional plan.

❗️Please note, in order for ADD Single Sign-On to function smoothly long term, customers must log directly in to Azure, every 90 days❗️

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