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Introduction

Liquit Workspace is an application management portal which allows organizations to manage various types of applications, such as web applications, local applications, as well as Citrix/VMWare/Nutanix/Microsoft published applications and desktops. It also offers a large managed repository with 4000+ applications, continuously kept up to date and used to deploy local applications to managed client devices.

We have created an integration with Liquid Workspace, fully compatible with the Single Sign-on experience. The Liquid live tile can be added to your Workspace as one single interface for all your assigned Liquit apps.

 

Accessibility & Liquit live tile

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The content (accessibility of application shortcuts) within the live tile is determined based on your account and access level in Liquit Workspace.

In Liquit Workspace, a device is managed when the Liquit Agent is installed. This allows you to determine which applications you make available on managed and unmanaged devices. If you configure applications to require the local Liquit agent, these application shortcuts appear greyed out (not accessible) when the Liquit Agent is not installed or active.

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Search function

The size of the Liquit live tile can only contain so many applications, which is why we have also included a search function. By typing in the search bar, you can easily search for an application you have access to.

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Order of application shortcuts

The current implementation of the live tile does not allow a user to rearrange the application shortcuts to their own liking. However, they can still influence the presentation order by clicking on the “Liquit ->” button at the bottom of the live tile.

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This will lead the user to their Liquit Workspace portal where they can drag the application shortcuts in their preferred order, which will then be represented in Workspace 365 after the browser tab is refreshed.

Take notice that these are Liquit app shortcuts and therefore will not be displayed in My frequent tiles at the top of your Workspace. 

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Requirements

Workspace 365 and Liquit will both have to be synchronized with the same Azure AD identity source as it relies on an Exchange token.

This integration is supported by Liquit Workspace:

  • Branch 3.5: version 3.5.2034 or higher.
  • Branch 3.6: version 3.6.2150 or higher.

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Configuration

When Content Security Policy (CSP) and/or Cross-Origin Resource Sharing is enabled within your Liquit Workspace environment, it's required to add the URL of the Workspace 365 portal to the security settings. If these are not added the Liquit Workspace Live Tile will not be able to communicate with the Liquit Workspace Server.

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Step 1. Configure Liquit Workspace

In order to setup the connection in Workspace 365, you will first have to enable the "Token Exchange" authentication method on the identity sources configured in Liquit Workspace as well as a new API permission on the Workspace 365 Azure App registration.

Token exchange

  1. As an admin, navigate to your Liquit Workspace portal.
  2. Navigate to the Manage tab at the top.
  3. Select Identity Sources in the Authentication section.
  4. Double-click the Azure identity source you also use for Workspace 365.
  5. Select Authentication in the left submenu.
  6. Check the box for Token Exchange and click Save.

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API permission in Azure AD

  1. Navigate to portal.azure.com.
  2. Choose Azure Active Directory and then App registrations.
  3. Create a Liquid Workspace App registration, click here for instructions. 
  4. Select the Workspace 365 app registration.
  5. Choose API permissions.
  6. Click the Add a permission button.
  7. Find the Liquit Workspace app registration under the APIs my organization uses tab.
  8. Check the user_impersonation option and continue to save the change by clicking Add permissions.
  9. Make sure you grant admin consent on this API permission.

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If the user impersonation permission is not available, this is likely caused by an app registration created while using the preview version of the azure portal to fix this please follow the steps below and try again.
Adding the correct permission to the Liquit Workspace app registration:
  • Choose Expose an API.
  • Click the Add a scope button.
  • Fill in the information as provided below.

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  • Click Add scope
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Step 2. Create a Liquit connection in Workspace 365

  • As a Workspace administrator, go to settings > Integrations and select Liquit connections.
  • Click New.
  • Fill in the following details:
    • App name. 
    • Liquit portal URL.
    • Identity source.
    • Application (client) ID.
Information on where to find these details is described below and can be accessed by clicking on the “i” icon behind the input fields.

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Step 3. Configure the app

  • Go to the App store (click on the waffle icon or '+Add tiles').
  • Make sure that Manage apps is selected.
  • Search for the Liquit app and click Add new app. 

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You can configure the following:

  • Choose a different logo, change the app color and decide whether to open the app in a new or current window (destination). 
  • You can also determine who has access to the app and who will become app owner.
  • If you followed the previous steps, you can select a connection from the drop-down menu (if not, you can create a new connection). Click Add.
  • Click Save.  

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Step 4. Activate the app

  • When you're done configuring the app, you can add it from the App store to your Workspace. Click +Add tiles in the upper left corner.
  • Search for the Liquit app you just created. Select the app and add it to your Workspace, either to a new or existing group. 
  • When the Liquit live tile is added to your Workspace, you can right-click the app to edit the desired app settings, such as size to show more or less application shortcuts from the live tile.

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