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Did anyone have experience installing Qlik Sense SAML on Azure with Azure's AD?

I've been able to connect it to the Domain, local user via a virtual proxy. This all works.

But can't get SAML to work.


Did someone create a walkthrough where I should get the details on how to do this?

Qlik's online help was not so straightforward.

Kind Regards,


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Re: saml

Hi Dion.

I've a working Azure AD Virtual Proxy setup. If you need help, my email is in my profile.

- Egbert


Re: saml

Hi Egbert,

Sounds interesting - I have been browsing a bit and could not find any detailed information (step by step) on what to do in order to authenticate against an Azure AD - do you have any information you can share?

New Contributor II

Re: saml

Steps in QMC:

- Create new Virtual Proxy


Name: Azure
Prefix: azure
Session inactivy timeout: 30
Session cookiename: X-Qlik-Session-Azure


Anonymous access mode: No anonymous user

Authentication method: SAML

SAML Host URI: https://your-qliksense-server.domain.tld/

SAML Entity Id: https://your-qliksense-server.domain.tld/azure/

SAML IdP Metadata: (comes next, after creating application in Azure AD)

SAML attribute for user ID: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/name

SAML attribute for user directory: [Azure]

SAML signing algorithm: SHA-1

Load balancing

Add your Proxy here.

Steps in Azure:

- Login to Azure old portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com/

- Navigate to your Azure Active Directory, select Applications

- Add an application. Choose "Add an application my organization is developing".

- Give it a name, choose "WEB APPLICATION AND/OR WEB API".

- Sign-on url: https://your-qliksense-server.domain.tld/azure/, app id uri can be the same uri.

- Configure application, add Reply URL https://your-qliksense-server.domain.tld/azure/samlauthn/

- Click View endpoints in the bar on the bottom.

- Navigate to your FEDERATION METADATA DOCUMENT Url, e.g. https://login.microsoftonline.com/<your-tenant-id>/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml. Download that document to your computer.

Step back in QMC:

- Upload metadata XML in your Virtual Proxy, field SAML IdP Metadata.

Navigate in a new private window of your browser to https://your-qliksense-server.domain.tld/azure/. You should be redirected to https://login.microsoftonline.com/<your-tenant-id>/saml2?<long-querystring>. After entering your Azure credentials here you should be redirected back to Qlik Sense. You might get a QS access error (the nice one) due to a missing license. The user should be visible in QMC.

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Re: saml

Hello Egbert,

Do you still have a working Azure AD Virtual Proxy setup? I am interested to see your settings. I am getting the same error message.