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Organizations may use Microsoft Active Directory to manage employee access to apps like Play Digital Signage. In this tutorial, we will cover how to setup Play Digital Signage app in your Active Directory tenant.

NOTE: if you want to use your personal Microsoft account to access Play Digital Signage and don’t need to manage employee access within your AzureAD tenant, you can skip this tutorial, and simply sign up here.

Prerequisites

In order to complete this tutorial, you will need the following:

  1. Existing Azure Active Directory tenant (if you don’t have one, you may sign up here)
  2. Your user must have Global Administrator role for the Azure AD tenant

1. Install Play Digital Signage using Azure Marketplace

As a global Azure AD tenant administrator, start by clicking “New Application” in “Enterprise Applications” page.

Click New Application in Enterprise Applications page

Figure 1: Click New Application in Enterprise Applications page

In the following page, search for “Play Digital Signage”, click the search result and follow “Signup for Play Digital Signage” link on the right side menu.

Search for Play Digital Signage in Azure Marketplace


Figure 2: Search for Play Digital Signage in Azure Marketplace

The sign up button will take you to a page, where you’ll need to click “Log in with Microsoft” button.

Click Log in with Microsoft

Figure 3: Click Log in with Microsoft

In the resulting window, make you sure you pick a work account that is Global Administrator for your tenant.

Pick work account that has global adminstrator role in your tenant


Figure 4: Pick work account that has global adminstrator role in your tenant

Once you pick an account, you will be presented with a page, listing all permissions that Play Digital Signage requires from you in order to complete the signup. If you wish, you can consent to those permissions on behalf of your whole organization, so that your co-workers won’t have to make this choice again.
Review the permissions, and if you agree, click “Accept” – this will create a new Play Digital Signage account for your tenant. Your user will be considered the owner of that account, and all subsequent users that sign up from your tenant, will have a member role (you can change this later).

Consent to Play Digital Signage accessing your account data

Figure 5: Consent to Play Digital Signage accessing your account data. Optionally, as a global administrator, you may consent on behalf of your whole organization

 

2. Manage Access

Once you follow through with installation process, you will see Play Digital Signage in the list of your Enterprise Applications. From there, you can further manage access to Play Digital Signage if you wish because by default, a freshly installed instance of our application does not require any user assignments.

Once you are satisfied with your setup, you can point your co-workers to our login page and ask them click “Login with Microsoft” and select their work account. Your co-workers will automatically become members of your team in Play Digital Signage. If you would like to change their user role, you can do that in the team page.

Find Play Digital Signage in your app list

Figure 6: Now you can find Play Digital Signage in your enterprise application list