Integrating Azure AD with webMethods Developer Portal

webMethods Developer Portal tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to integrate webMethods Developer Portal with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This integration provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to webMethods Developer Portal.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to webMethods Developer Portal (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
  • You can manage your user accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.


You need an Azure AD subscription.

Application in Azure AD

To configure the integration of webMethods Developer Portal into Azure AD, you need to add the application from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps. Perform the following steps:

  • In the Azure portal navigate to Azure Active Directory

  • Within Azure Active Directory navigate to Enterprise applications

  • To add a new application, Click the New application button

  • In app gallery page click Create your own application

  • In the application creation popup provide the application name and choose it as a Non-gallery application

  • After application creation you will be navigated to the application landing page, select Set up single sign-on

  • In the single sign-on type selection page, select SAML

  • On the Setup Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the Edit icon to open the Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

  • On the Basic SAML Configuration section, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    • In the Identifier text box add the unique identifier value
    • In the Reply URL text box type a URL using the following pattern: https://<your_host>/portal/rest/v1/saml/initsso
    • In the logout URL text box type a URL using the following pattern:
    • Then click save
  • After saving the above settings, copy the Azure AD identifier, Login URL, and Logout URL. It is required to fill it in webMethods Developer Portal

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal

  • In the Azure Active Directory, select Users,

  • Select New user at the top of the screen.

  • Edit the user properties and click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

  • In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select webMethods Developer Portal.

  • In the menu on the left, select Users and groups. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

  • In the Users and groups, dialog select created user in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

Configuring the webMethods Developer Portal to authenticate using Azure AD SSO

  • In webMethods Developer Portal navigate to Administration → SAML

  • Enable SAML and configure the IdP ID, SP ID, Single Signon/Logout URLs

  • We wanted to provision the users in webMethods Developer Portal based on the SAML response. And hence enable automatically create user flag in the Advanced settings page.

  • Set the authentication comparison context to exact

  • Map the attributes of webMethods Developer Portal to SAML assertion attributes using attribute mapping.

  • To assign default user group (API Consumer) for onboarded users. Navigate to Administration → Users choose Default group name

Now if you navigate to webMethods Developer Portal sign-in page, you would see an option to log in via SSO

On clicking on Sign in with SSO, you will be redirected to Azure AD on successful login you will be automatically logged into webMethods Developer Portal.