ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with WSO2 As IDP
ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for your ASP.NET
applications. Using Single Sign-On you can use only one password to access
your ASP.NET application and services. Our module is compatible with all the
identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On
(SSO) between ASP.NET and WSO2 considering WSO2 as IdP. To check the other
features we provide, click
Platform Support: The ASP.NET SAML SSO module supports ASP.NET 3.5
and above frameworks.
To set up the module, extract the file
asp.net-saml-sso-module-xxx.zip. You will find a DLL named
miniorange-saml-sso.dll, a configuration file named
saml.config and an integration.md file which contains
steps for adding the module into your application.
Add miniorange-saml-sso.dll into your bin folder (where other DLL
files for your application exist).
Register minorangesamlsso module in your application according to
the steps provided in the file named integration.md.
Add the provided configuration file saml.config in the root
directory of your application.
After integration, open your browser and browse the connector dashboard with
the URL below: https://<your-application-base-url>/?ssoaction=config
If the registration page or login page pops up, you have successfully added
the miniOrange SAML SSO connector to your application.
Register or log in with your account by clicking the Register button
to configure the module.
Steps to configure ASP.NET Single Sign-On (SSO) using WSO2 as IDP
1. Configure WSO2 as identity provider
You need to send your SP metadata to your identity provider. For SP
metadata, use the SP metadata URL or download the SP metadata as a .xml file
and upload it at your IdP end. You can find both these options under the
Service Provider Settings tab.
Alternatively, you can manually add the SP Entity ID and ACS URL from
Service Provider Settings tab in the plugin to your IdP
Proceed with the following steps to Configure WSO2 as IdP
Configure WSO2 as IdP
Login to your WSO2 admin console.
From the left navigation menu, select Add under
Service Provider tab.
In the Add New Service Provider page, configure the following:
Select Mode: Manual Configuration
Service Provider Name: WordPress
Service Provider description: (Optional) Enter a description
Click on Register.
Select SP Certificate Type: Use SP JWKS endpoint
SaaS Application: Checked (Optional)
Select Claim mapping Dialect: Use Local Claim Dialect
Click on Add Claim URI you can add multiple claims/attributes for
Attribute Mapping (such as emailaddress, firstname, lastname,
Expand the Role/Permission Configuration section, and then expand the
Permissions as well as the Role Mapping sections.
Click Add Permission and specify the service provider specific
permission that you want to add.
Click Add Role Mapping and enter appropriate values for the Local
Role as well as the Service Provider Role.
Inbound Authentication Configuration
Go to SAML2 Web SSO Configuration.
Click on Configure.
In Register New Service Provider page, select Mode as
Copy the Metadata URL from Service Provider Metadata section
in the module.
Paste the URL in the text box under
Upload Service Provider Metadata from Url.
Click on the Upload button.
Click on the OK button.
Identity Provider Metadata
Under Inbound Authentication Configuration, click on
SAML2 Web SSO Configuration.
Click Edit besides the Issuer of your Service Provider.
You can verify the details of your Service Provider here.
Check the Enable Attribute Profile and
Include Attribute in the Response Always for
Click on Download IDP Metadata button keep the IDP metadata handy
it will required later to configure
Click on Update button.
You have successfully configured WSO2 as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for
achieving WSO2 SSO login into your ASP.NET applicaton.
2. Configure ASP.NET application as service provider (SSO Module)
Note: After installation of the plugin, we need to setup the trust
between your ASP.NET application and WSO2. SAML metadata is shared with WSO2
so they can update their inbuilt configuration to support Single Sign-On.
2.1: Share SAML Metadata with WSO2
Click on Add New IDP to configure ASP.NET Single Sign-On (SSO) with
Under Service Provider Settings tab, you can either copy-paste the
metadata URL on your IDP side or download the SP metadata as
an XML file. Additionally, you have the choice to manually copy and paste
Base URL, SP Entity ID, and ACS URL.
Share SAML metadata with your identity provider.
2.2: Import WSO2 SAML metadata
Select WSO2 from the list of identity providers shown below.
There are two ways detailed below with which you can configure your SAML
identity provider metadata in the module.
A] Upload metadata using the Upload IDP Metadata button:
If your identity provider has provided you with the metadata URL or metadata
file (.xml format only), then you can simply configure the identity provider
metadata in the module using the
Upload IDP Metadata option.
You may refer to the screenshot below:
You can choose any one of the options according to the metadata format you
B] Configure the identity provider metadata manually:
After configuring your identity provider, it will provide you with
IDP Entity ID, IDP Single Sign On URL
and SAML X509 Certificate fields respectively.
Click Save to save your IDP details.
You have successfully configured your ASP.NET application as a service
3. Testing SAML SSO
Before testing, please ensure the following:
The ASP.NET (SP) SAML metadata has been exported to WSO2 (IDP).
Importing the WSO2 (IDP) SAML metadata in ASP.NET (SP).
To test whether the SAML configuration you’ve done is correct, hover on
Select Actions and click on Test Configuration.
Note: In the trial version of the plugin, you can only configure and
test one identity provider (IDP).
The screenshot below shows a successful result. Click on
Done to further continue with the SSO Integration.
If you are experiencing any error on the module end you’ll be shown with the
window similar to below.
To troubleshoot the error you can follow the below steps:
tab, enable the toggle to receive the plugin logs.
Once enabled, you will be able to retrieve plugin logs by navigating to
Identity Provider Settings tab and clicking on
Download the log file from the Troubleshoot tab to see what
Hover on Select Actions and click on Copy SSO Link.
Use the copied link in the application from where you want to perform SSO:
For example, you can use it as: <a href=”https://base-url/?ssoaction=login”>Log in</a>
6. Logout Settings
Use the following URL as a link in your application from where you want to
For example you can use it as:
You can even configure the
DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
module with any identity provider such as
ADFS, Azure AD, Bitium, Centrify, G Suite, JBoss Keycloak, Okta, OneLogin,
Salesforce, AWS Cognito, OpenAM, Oracle, PingFederate, PingOne, RSA
SecureID, Shibboleth-2, Shibboleth-3, SimpleSAML, WSO2
or even with your own custom identity provider. To check other identity
Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on
and we'll help you set up SSO with your IDP and for quick guidance (via
email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the
best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.
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