Microsoft Entra ID

Microsoft Entra ID (ME-ID) is a cloud-based identity and access management service by Microsoft. It provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and access to internal and cloud developed applications. In this guide, we integrate the Microsoft Entra ID IdP to authenticate users into the Wazuh platform.

There are three stages in the single sign-on integration.

  1. Microsoft Entra ID Configuration

  2. Wazuh indexer configuration

  3. Wazuh dashboard configuration


You may have to request a free trial at least to complete the configuration.

Microsoft Entra ID Configuration

  1. Create a Microsoft account or use your own if you already have one.

  2. Go to Microsoft Azure Portal and sign in with your Microsoft account.

  3. Create an app in Microsoft Entra ID.

    1. Go to Microsoft Entra ID > Enterprise applications > New application and Create your own application.

    2. Select Integrate any other application you don't find in the gallery. Give a name to your application and click Add. In our case, we name this application wazuh-sso.

  4. Create a role for your application.

    1. Go back to Microsoft Entra ID and click on App registrations.

    2. Select your new app under All applications and click App roles.

    3. Add the following details to your app role:

      • Display name: This can be any value that you want. In our case, this is Wazuh Read Only Role.

      • Allowed member types: Select Users/Groups.

      • Value: defines the name of the role. In this case wazuh-readonly, which will be the backend role value to be mapped on the Wazuh dashboard.

      • Description: This can be any value that you want. In our case, this is Wazuh Read Only Role.

      • Do you want to enable this app role: Click on the checkmark to enable the role.

    4. Click Apply to save the changes and proceed to the next step.

  5. Assign a user to the app.

    1. In Microsoft Entra ID, go to Enterprise applications, select your application and then click on Assign users and groups (or Users and Groups in the panel to the left).

    2. Click on Add user/group, assign a user and select the role we created in App roles. Click on Assign to save the configuration.

  6. Configure Single sign-on.

    1. Go to Enterprise applications, select your application and then click on Set up single sign-on > SAML.

    2. In option 1, under Basic SAML Configuration, click edit and set wazuh-saml as Identifier (Entity ID), https://<WAZUH_DASHBOARD_URL>/_opendistro/_security/saml/acs as Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL), and https://<WAZUH_DASHBOARD_URL>/app/wazuh as Sign on URL (Optional). Replace <WAZUH_DASHBOARD_URL> with the corresponding value. Save and proceed to the next step.

    3. In option 2 under Attributes & Claims, click edit and select Add new claim. Select Roles as the name and user.assignedroles as Source attribute. This claim will be mapped with roles_key on the Wazuh indexer configuration.

  7. Note the necessary parameters. In the Enterprise applications menu, select your application and then click on Single sign-on. Note some parameters that will be used in the Wazuh indexer configuration.

    • In option 3 SAML Certificate, the App Federation Metadata Url will be the idp.metadata_url in the Wazuh indexer configuration file.

    • Go to the metadata URL using your web browser. Copy the value of the <X509Certificate> field. It’s your exchange_key parameter:

    • In option 4 Set up <YOUR APPLICATION>, the Microsoft Entra ID Identifier will be our idp.entity_id.

Wazuh indexer configuration

Edit the Wazuh indexer security configuration files. We recommend that you back up these files before you carry out the configuration.

  1. Edit the /etc/wazuh-indexer/opensearch-security/config.yml file and change the following values:

    • Set the order in basic_internal_auth_domain to 0 and the challenge flag to false.

    • Include a saml_auth_domain configuration under the authc section similar to the following:

            description: "Authenticate via HTTP Basic against internal users database"
            http_enabled: true
            transport_enabled: true
            order: 0
              type: "basic"
              challenge: false
              type: "intern"
            http_enabled: true
            transport_enabled: false
            order: 1
              type: saml
              challenge: true
                  entity_id: wazuh-saml
                kibana_url: https://<WAZUH_DASHBOARD_URL>
                roles_key: Roles
                exchange_key: 'MIIC8DCCAdigAwIBAgIQXzg.........'
              type: noop

    Ensure to change the following parameters to their corresponding value:

    • idp.metadata_url

    • idp.entity_id

    • sp.entity_id

    • kibana_url

    • roles_key

    • exchange_key

  2. Run the securityadmin script to load the configuration changes made in the config.yml file.

    # export JAVA_HOME=/usr/share/wazuh-indexer/jdk/ && bash /usr/share/wazuh-indexer/plugins/opensearch-security/tools/ -f /etc/wazuh-indexer/opensearch-security/config.yml -icl -key /etc/wazuh-indexer/certs/admin-key.pem -cert /etc/wazuh-indexer/certs/admin.pem -cacert /etc/wazuh-indexer/certs/root-ca.pem -h localhost -nhnv

    The -h flag specifies the hostname or the IP address of the Wazuh indexer node. Note that this command uses localhost, set your Wazuh indexer address if necessary.

    The command output must be similar to the following:

    Security Admin v7
    Will connect to localhost:9200 ... done
    Connected as "CN=admin,OU=Wazuh,O=Wazuh,L=California,C=US"
    OpenSearch Version: 2.8.0
    Contacting opensearch cluster 'opensearch' and wait for YELLOW clusterstate ...
    Clustername: wazuh-cluster
    Clusterstate: GREEN
    Number of nodes: 1
    Number of data nodes: 1
    .opendistro_security index already exists, so we do not need to create one.
    Populate config from /etc/wazuh-indexer/opensearch-security
    Will update '/config' with /etc/wazuh-indexer/opensearch-security/config.yml
       SUCC: Configuration for 'config' created or updated
    SUCC: Expected 1 config types for node {"updated_config_types":["config"],"updated_config_size":1,"message":null} is 1 (["config"]) due to: null
    Done with success

Wazuh dashboard configuration

  1. Create a new role mapping for the backend role. Follow these steps to create a new role mapping, and grant read-only permissions to the backend role.

    1. Log into the Wazuh dashboard as administrator.

    2. Click the upper-left menu icon to open the options, select Security, and then Roles to open the roles page.

    3. Click Create role, complete the empty fields with the following parameters, and then click Create to complete the task.

      • Name: Assign a name to the role.

      • Cluster permissions: cluster_composite_ops_ro

      • Index: *

      • Index permissions: read

      • Tenant permissions: Select global_tenant and the Read only option.

    4. Select the newly created role.

    5. Select the Mapped users tab and click Manage mapping.

    6. Under Backend roles, add the value attribute of the app role you created in Microsoft Entra ID and click Map to confirm the action. In our case, the backend role is wazuh-readonly.

  2. Check the value of run_as in the /usr/share/wazuh-dashboard/data/wazuh/config/wazuh.yml configuration file. If run_as is set to false, proceed to the next step.

      - default:
          url: https://localhost
          port: 55000
          username: wazuh-wui
          password: "<wazuh-wui-password>"
          run_as: false

    If run_as is set to true, you need to add a role mapping on the Wazuh dashboard. To map the backend role to Wazuh, follow these steps:

    1. Click the upper-left menu icon to open the available options.

    2. Click Wazuh to open the Wazuh dashboard menu, select Security, and then Roles mapping to open the page.

      Wazuh role mapping
    3. Click Create Role mapping and complete the empty fields with the following parameters:

      • Role mapping name: Assign a name to the role mapping.

      • Roles: Select readonly.

      • Custom rules: Click Add new rule to expand this field.

      • User field: backend_roles

      • Search operation: FIND

      • Value: Assign the value attribute of the app role you created in Microsoft Entra ID, in our case, this is wazuh-readonly.

      Create Wazuh role mapping
    4. Click Save role mapping to save and map the backend role with Wazuh as read-only.

  3. Edit the Wazuh dashboard configuration file. Add these configurations to /etc/wazuh-dashboard/opensearch_dashboards.yml. We recommend that you back up these files before you carry out the configuration.

    opensearch_security.auth.type: "saml"
    server.xsrf.allowlist: ["/_opendistro/_security/saml/acs", "/_opendistro/_security/saml/logout", "/_opendistro/_security/saml/acs/idpinitiated"]
    opensearch_security.session.keepalive: false
  4. Restart the Wazuh dashboard service.

    # systemctl restart wazuh-dashboard
  5. Test the configuration. Go to your Wazuh dashboard URL and log in with your Microsoft account.