Manual Chapter : Overview of Azure with SAML for Seamless SSO and MFA

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BIG-IP APM

  • 15.0.0
Manual Chapter

Overview of Azure with SAML for Seamless SSO and MFA

What happens in this scenario

In this scenario:
  • The Microsoft identity platform is used for main authentication and for multi-factor authentication as the Identity Provider (IdP).
  • The BIG-IP that outsources authentication to the Microsoft identity platform is registered in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as an application with the SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) SSO method.
  • The app (named App) is behind a BIG-IP and all the requests to the application come through a BIG-IP LTM virtual server.
  • When a user attempts to access the administrative console of App, multi-factor authentication is required.
  • All access policy actions occur in a per-request Policy, using subroutines. The main access policy exists only to create a container for the per-request policy.
  • Because the configuration occurs in a per-request Policy and subroutines, continuous client checks are possible, and occur on a periodic basis. The per-request policy also allows revalidation of the access policy items based on changing information, or, in this case, a request for a new URL.