Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

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Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

 

We have configured global protect client 4.1.6.

We want to use MS Azure for MFA can we do this by using SAML?

L7 Applicator

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

In general yes it should be possible, but you did not share a lot of information to answer the question ... 

Do you already have ADFS servers? Do you use Azure MFA there already? Do you use Azure MFA already for another service in your company or do you plan to implement it completely new? 

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Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

No it brand new setup.

We have GP client running version 4.1.6

 

No we do not use Azure MFA.

What are ADFS?

 

How they are linked to SAML?

L7 Applicator

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Hi @MP18

 

Does your company in this case already uses an Azure AD and/or Office 365 or other Microsoft Cloud Services? Or what is the exact reason to use Azure MFA if there are no prerequisites?

ADFS technically is a SAML Identity Provider (I assumed you use this one as it is probably the only SAML IdP with an Azure MFA Integration). Another way you can go is with a Microsoft NPS RADIUS Server with the Azure MFA Plugin. 

L4 Transporter

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Yes we have office 365 in cloud and also AD but not ADFS

L7 Applicator

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Is it possible for you that you connect other cloudservices (salesforce, dropbox business, ...) with SAML (with the existing things that you already have with your microsoft subscriptions)? If yes, then I you should be able to configure GP the same way as other SAML cloud services ... if not, you probably need ADFS ...

L7 Applicator

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

... or A Microsoft RADIUS server as an ADFS server is the more complex way I think ...

L4 Transporter

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Yes earlier today i exported the SAML   xml file in PA.

Then i try to connect to the Client   everytime i see the error message  in system logs of PA

 

'SAML SSO authentication failed for user \'\'. Reason: SAML web single-sign-on failed. reply message \'Reason: SAML web single-sign-on failed.\'' )
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Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Yes earlier today i exported the SAML   xml file in PA.

Then i try to connect to the Client   everytime i see the error message  in system logs of PA

 

SAML SSO authentication failed for user  Reason: SAML web single-sign-on failed. reply message \'Reason: SAML web single-sign-on failed.

 

 
L7 Applicator

Re: Using SAML with Global Protect Client and MS Azure

Did you follow the help documents from paloalto and microsoft (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/manage-apps/configure-single-sign-on-non-gal...) to configure this?

This error message sounds very generic. When did it show up?

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