Microsoft Azure Authentication

Overview

VitalSource needs three pieces of information to integrate with Microsoft Azure:

  1. Azure OAuth Application ID

  2. Azure OAuth Application Secret

  3. Azure Tenant ID/Domain Name/DirectoryID

Setup Instructions

Step 1: Acquire an OAuth2 Application ID from the Azure AD instance for VitalSource to use.

(Vist Microsoft Azure support for more details https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/manage-apps/)

You will need the following information to complete the process:

  1. Name: VitalSource

  2. Application Type: Web app/API

  3. Sign-on URL: https://bc.vitalsource.com/federation/sharepoint/authentications

 

Step 2: Generate an Application Secret

Navigate to the App Registrations tab Select the VitalSource Application created above →Click the settings icon Click Keys

  • Description: VitalSource Application Secret

  • Expires: Set to Never Expires

This will generate the Application Secret, which is only visible once. Be sure to copy the value to send to VitalSource.

 

Step 3: Locate the Azure Tenant ID/Domain Name/Directory ID

This is found under the Azure Active Directory Overview Page Properties Directory ID

 

Step 4: Provide information to VitalSource

Please create a One Time Secret with the following information and send it to your VitalSource Customer Success Manager.

  1. Azure OAuth Application ID

  2. Azure OAuth Application Secret

  3. Azure Tenant ID/Domain Name/DirectoryID

  4. Would you like a link to launch to a specific book VBID or to a Bookshelf or Bridge Library.

 

Step 5: Embed Unique URL

Based off your selection in 4.4 above, VitalSource will provide you with a unique URL to add to your side of the integration.

e.g. https://bc.vitalsource.com/unique_url

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