Integrating Azure sign-in with a Captive Portal

This article is for IT Support. 

Integrating Azure authentication into your Captive Portal enhances security and simplifies user sign-in. This article walks you through the steps to set up Azure sign-in, and then you can continue with the Captive Portal configuration process.

Before you begin

You need to:

  • Have an Azure account with administrator permissions (including Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the Service Principal).
  • Configure Azure AD

 

Integrating Azure sign-in with a Captive Portal

Connect your device to the network with a Linewize appliance.

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You will only have to complete this process once.

  1. Go to School Manager > Configuration > Authentication > Captive Portal.
  2. Under Methods, enable Azure
  3. Select Save.
  4. Go to login.linewize.net.
  5. Select Login to Network.
  6. Select Sign in with Azure AD.
  7. Sign in with your Azure administrator account.
  8. The Permissions Requested window will appear. Select the Consent on behalf of your organization checkbox and then Accept.
  9. After successfully signing in, sign in to Azure AD Admin Center with your Azure administrator account.
  10. Go to Applications > Enterprise Applications.
  11. The Linewize Signin Application will be visible on your Enterprise Applications list, confirming that Azure is correctly integrated.
  12. Continue with the Captive Portal configuration process.

 

Troubleshooting 

The “Permissions Requested” window doesn’t appear

If you encounter an issue where the permissions window does not appear:

  1. Sign in to Azure AD Admin Center with your Azure administrator account.
  2. Go to Applications > Enterprise Applications.
  3. Remove the Linewize Signin Application.

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    For Detailed instructions, read Delete an enterprise application.

  4. Allow up to five minutes for the changes to take effect.
  5. Try signing into the Captive Portal again as outlined in Integrating Azure Sign-In with the Captive Portal.
  6. If the prompt still does not appear, manually edit the URL at the Azure account selection screen.

    Change prompt=select_account to prompt=consent

 

Users see "Approval Required" on sign-in

This issue typically arises from the Azure enterprise application permissions settings:

  1. Sign in to Azure AD Admin Center with your Azure administrator account.
  2. Go to Applications > Enterprise Applications.
  3. Ensure Linewize Signin Application has been correctly added to your organization.
  4. Adjust your settings to allow users to consent to applications as necessary.

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    For Detailed instructions, read Configure how users consent to applications.

 

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