SSO with Microsoft Entra ID


Firezone integrates with Microsoft Entra ID using a custom connector that supports both authentication and directory sync. Use this guide if you're looking to setup SSO with Microsoft Entra ID for your Firezone account and optionally sync users and groups from Microsoft Entra ID to Firezone.

Directory sync is supported for the Enterprise plan only.


The Firezone Microsoft Entra ID connector integrates with Microsoft's identity APIs to support user authentication and directory sync.

On Enterprise plans, users and groups are synced every few minutes to ensure that your Firezone account remains up-to-date with the latest identity data from Entra ID. Read more about how sync works.


Setting up the Entra ID connector is similar to the process of setting up a universal OIDC connector. The main difference is the addition of a few extra read-only scopes needed to enable sync.

Follow the steps below to setup the Entra ID connector.

Step 1: Start the Entra ID provider setup in Firezone

In your admin portal, go to Settings -> Identity Providers and click Add Identity Provider. Then, select Microsoft Entra ID from the list of identity providers.

You'll be shown a summary of the steps you need to complete to setup the Entra ID provider. Keep this page open as you'll need to refer to it in the following steps.

Step 2: Create a new app registration in Entra ID

Login to your Azure portal, then click App registrations.

App registrations

Next, click New registration.

New registration

Enter Firezone Connector for the application name.

Select Single tenant for the supported account types.

Copy the first Redirect URI shown in the setup page from the Firezone admin portal and paste it into the Redirect URI field, ensuring Web is selected.

Then, click Register.

App registration info

On the next page, click Authentication in the left sidebar.

App info

In the Web section, click Add URI.

Auth add URI

Enter the second Redirect URI shown in the setup page from the Firezone admin portal and click Save.

Important: Ensure both Redirect URI fields are populated correctly.

redirect URI and save

Step 3: Create client credentials

Now you'll need to add OAuth credentials to allow Firezone to connect to your Entra ID account.

Back on the Firezone Connector app registration page, click Certificates & secrets in the left sidebar.

certs and secrets

Click New client secret.

new client secret button

Enter Firezone Connector for the description, then select an appropriate lifetime for the secret and click Add.

name and duration of client secret

On the next screen, copy the value of the client secret and save it in a safe place.

Enter this value into the Client secret field in the setup page in the Firezone admin portal.

copy client secret

Step 4: Add permissions

Next, you'll need to add permissions to the app registration to allow Firezone to read user and group data from your Entra ID account.

Go to API permissions in the left sidebar, then click Add a permission.

add permission button

Select Microsoft Graph.

select API

Select Delegated permissions.

permission type

In the next screen, ensure the following OpenId permissions are selected:

  • email
  • offline_access
  • openid
  • profile
openid permissions

For Enterprise plans, make sure the following additional Group and User permissions are selected:

  • Group.Read.All
  • GroupMember.Read.All
  • User.Read
  • User.Read.All
group permissions user permissions

Click Add permissions to save your changes.

On the following screen, click Grant admin consent for [your organization name].

grant admin consent

Click Yes to confirm.

confirm admin consent

Verify that all of the scopes have the status Granted for [your organization name].

verify admin consent

Step 5 (optional): Configure branding and info

You can optionally configure branding and info for the Entra ID connector in the Branding & properties section of the app registration.

Use this link to download an appropriate logo to use for the app registration:

Download the Firezone logo

optional branding and info

Step 6: Get the remaining Entra ID provider details

Finally, you'll need to get the Discovery Document URI and Client ID from the app registration to enter into the Firezone admin portal.

In the Firezone Connector app registration, click the Endpoints tab.


Copy the OpenID Connect metadata document URL and enter this into the Discovery Document URI field in the setup page in the Firezone admin portal.

endpoint details OIDC config

Finally, back on the app registration page, copy the Application (client) ID value and enter this into the Client ID field in the setup page in the Firezone admin portal.

client id

Important: Make sure to save the Client ID and Client secret fields in a safe place as they won't be shown again.

Step 7: Complete the Entra ID provider setup in Firezone

Go back to the setup page in the Firezone admin portal, ensure all fields are filled out, and click Connect Identity Provider.

If directory sync is enabled, all users and groups are synced by default. You can limit which users and groups are synced in the Enteprise Applications section of the Azure portal. See the Microsoft documentation for more information.

If you get successfully redirected back to your Firezone admin portal, you're done! Your Entra ID provider is now successfully configured. If directory sync is enabled, the first sync will occur within about 10 minutes. After that, users will be able to authenticate to Firezone using their Entra ID accounts.

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Last updated: June 18, 2024