Configuring an Azure app to support the Microsoft Teams app

This task accomplished by using the App Studio app within Microsoft Teams.

Before you begin:

Make sure you've completed the steps in Updating WebSphere to support single sign-on with Connections for Microsoft Teams.

Create the Azure bot and app registration

  1. Log in as the Microsoft Teams administrator.
  2. Navigate to Microsoft Teams and in the navigation select the Apps catalog and find the App Studio app from Microsoft. Add this app if needed and open it.
  3. In the top navigation of the app, select Manifest Editor.
  4. Choose the Bot Management button.
  5. In the bot name field, pick a name for your HCL Connections app, such as "HCL Connections" and then click Create.
  6. After the bot is successfully created, copy the bot ID and password to a text file to use later.
  7. Select this bot from the Existing bot registrations list.
  8. In the bot endpoint address field, enter the following URL, replacing with the host name for your environment:

Add single sign-on permissions to your Azure app

  1. Login to the Azure portal to complete the single sign on permissions, at
  2. Select or find App Registrations and then click on the Azure app that was just created.
  3. Navigate to Manage > Authentication. Under Supported account types, make sure that Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD Directory - Multitenant) is selected.
  4. Navigate to Manage > API Permissions.
  5. Click Add a permission and select Microsoft Graph APIs > Delegated permissions.
  6. Select the check box for these Openid permissions:
    • email
    • offline_access
    • openid
    • profile
  7. Click Add permissions.
  8. Click Grant admin consent for your tenant name. This will remove your users having to grant consent each time they use this app in Microsoft Teams.
  9. In the navigation, select Manage > Expose an API.
  10. If your Application ID URI is not set, click Set and update the URI. Add your Connections server hostname between api:// and the {appID}. For example: api://{​​​​​​appID}​​​​​​.
  11. Add a scope and give it a scope name of access_as_user. Your API URL should look like this: api://{​​​​​​appID}​​​​​​/access_as_user. In the "who can consent" step, enable it for Admins and users. Make sure it is set to enabled.
  12. Next, add two client applications that are allowed to access this API. These are for the Microsoft Teams desktop client and the Microsoft Teams mobile client:
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  13. In the navigation, select Manage > Token configuration.
  14. Select the option to add an optional claim, and choose the Access token. From the list of claims, select email and then click Add.

What to do next:

Deploy the microservices and configure IBM HTTP Server for Teams. See the Set up Microsoft Teams integration section in Sample steps to install or upgrade to Component Pack 7.