The document attached describes how to configure the Connect Portal for ADFS/Azure AD integration, how to configure the ADFS server/Azure AD, and how to use the integration with ADFS/Azure AD.
Benefits of the Connect Portal integration with ADFS/Azure AD:
Already existing user data can be used
Instead of manually filling in information for every user, the ADFS/Azure AD integration allows using data from the company's user store. This also means that data from the Connect Portal is synced with the company's data on every user login (name and email).
Authentication based on credentials that the user already knows
The user that logs in to the Portal can use the same credentials he/she is already using in the various company applications (e.g. email, computer login). This means that the password rules are the same as the ones for the company.
Immediate user termination
In case the user should stop having access to sensitive information (e.g. cease of employment) and gets disabled or removed from the user directory, that user automatically stops having access to the Connect Portal.
Mixed authentication in the same account
With the introduction of ADFS/Azure AD integration, the Connect Portal account enables multiple authentication types within the same account. That means that some users can continue to have username & password authentication, while others use ADFS/Azure AD. This is highly relevant for scenarios when 3rd party vendors need to get access to devices. At the same time, multi-factor authentication can be added on top of the existing ADFS/Azure AD authentication, thus increasing the overall solution security.
Integrate Connect Portal from Azure AD gallery
For Azure AD users, as long as they have an Azure AD subscription and access to the applications gallery, there's an easier way to integrate Azure AD authentication into the Connect Portal, by following the integration guide provided in this article.