Authenticating users with Azure Active Directory (AAD)

Integrate Helios with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) to ensure secure authentication and a smooth SSO experience when accessing Helios.

Register Helios in Azure Active Directory (AAD)

  1. On your Azure portal, enter Azure Active Directory
  2. Click on App registrations > New registration
  3. Name the registration Helios
  4. Under Supported account types, choose: Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multitenant)
  5. Click on Register and you will be redirected to the new app registration page.

  1. Notice the Application (client) ID - write down this ID as the Client ID
  2. Click on Add a certificate or secret
  3. Create a new client secret and write down this new created value as the 'Client secret'
  4. Under Redirect URIs, click Add a redirect URI
  5. Click on Add a platform, choose Web and enter the URL:
  6. Then, add another URI:

  1. Click Save

Configure the Azure AD integration in Helios

In the Helios UI, click on Settings > Integrations and on the 'Azure' box click 'Add integration'. Enter the following details and click on 'Save'.

  1. Client ID
  2. Client secret
  3. Identity provider domain - your Azure Active Directory (AAD) domain (grab it under Azure AD > Overview)
  4. Your company's email domain(s) connected to the AD (

Authenticating users logging into Helios

Once the setup is complete, all users from your team using Helios ( or will be routed first to the Azure Active Directory (AAD) login page to complete the authentication process based on your own policy.


All set

Go ahead and add users to Helios so that they can use the application securely and in compliance with your company's policy.

:bulb:Remember you need to give the users permission to Helios through the application you have just created under Azure Active Directory (AAD).


Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. Azure AD enables your employees access external resources, such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications.