Microsoft Entra ID Single Sign-On 2wk Pilot Implementation

Oxford Computer Group LLC

This 2-week pilot implementation is designed to help customers understand and test Microsoft Entra ID Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring SSO for 5 applications.

This Microsoft Entra ID SSO Pilot implementation will be beneficial for companies looking to leverage their Microsoft licenses more fully. This Pilot can also be used to demonstrate like-for-like replacement of the SSO capabilities of third-party identity solutions, which can help organizations decrease license costs and accelerate cloud application integrations.

Process: The Microsoft Entra ID SSO Pilot will demonstrate the functionality of Microsoft Entra ID and can be conducted in a “sandbox” test environment or production tenant. The customer will select up to 5 applications from the Azure Gallery that will be used during the Pilot. The selected applications can also be configured in a “sandbox” environment. Applications that support multiple identity providers can be in production.


Areas within scope: Microsoft Entra ID Single Sign-On Pilot Implementation configuration.

Pilot Configuration

  • Verify/Validate AD environment.
  • UPN remediation for 25 test accounts.
  • Verify/Validate Microsoft Entra Connect setup.
  • Enable features: Password Hash Sync, password writeback, Desktop SSO, 2 Conditional Access policies.
  • Configure SSO for 5 applications in the Azure Gallery. These can be either SAM-based applications or password-based applications.
  • Validate functionality.

Pilot Acceptance

  • Certify that testing criteria meets customer objectives and determine whether to take solution into production environment.
  • Identify priorities for additional applications to move to Microsoft Entra ID SSO.

About OCG: For 20+ years we have specialized in Microsoft identity, security, and governance solutions. We have an excellent track record, having won the Microsoft Partner of the Year award eight times. We design and develop innovative solutions focused on delivering business value. We assess architectures and processes, and make recommendations designed to support strategic objectives.