SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using Azure AD B2C | Azure AD B2C SSO | Login using Azure AD B2C


Azure AD B2C SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables Azure AD B2C users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials.

What is SSO ?


Single sign-on (SSO) is anauthenticationmethod that enables users to access multiple applications with one-click login and one set of credentials. For example, after users log in to your org, they can automatically access all apps from the App Launcher. When you set up SSO, you configure one system to trust another to authenticate users , eliminating users' need to log in to each system separately. The system that authenticates users is called an Identity provider. The system that trusts the identity provider for authentication is called the Service provider.

SAML allows exchanging of information betweenService ProviderandIdentity provider, SAML isintegration between SP and IDP. When a user tries to log in, your identity provider sends SAML assertions containing facts about the user to Identity Provider. Identity Provider receives the assertion, validates it against your Identity Provider configuration, and allows the user to access your org.


Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 4 as well as with all the SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Joomla site and Azure AD B2C by considering Azure AD B2C as IdP (Identity Provider & Joomla as SP (Service Provider).

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Steps to Integrate Azure AD B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP

1. Configure Azure AD B2C as IdP

NOTE:

In the following step if the 'Identity Experience Framework' is not clickable then it might be the reason that you don't have an active Azure AD B2C subscription for that tenant. You can find the details regarding the Azure AD B2C subscription here and you can create a new tenant by following the steps here.

miniorange img Upload the Certificate
  • Sign in to the Azure portal and browse to your Azure AD B2C tenant.
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  • Under Policies, select Identity Experience Framework and then Policy keys.
  • Azure AD B2C SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | login using Azure AD B2C into Joomla, - Policy keys
  • Select Add, and then select Options > Upload
  • Enter the Name as SamlIdpCert. The prefix B2C_1A_ is automatically added to the name of your key.
  • Azure AD B2C SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | login using Azure AD B2C into Joomla, - Create a Key
  • Using the upload file control, upload your certificate that was generated in the above steps along with the SSO policies (tenantname-cert.pfx).
  • Enter the certificate's password as your tenant name and click on Create. For example, if your tenant name is xyzb2c.onmicrosoft.com, enter the password as xyzb2c
  • You should be able to see a new policy key with the name B2C_1A_SamlIdpCert.
miniorange img Create the signing key
  • On the overview page of your Azure AD B2C tenant, under Policies, select Identity Experience Framework.
  • Select Policy Keys and then select Add.
  • For Options, choose Generate.
  • In Name, enter TokenSigningKeyContainer.
  • For Key type, select RSA.
  • For Key usage, select Signature.
  • Azure AD B2C SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | login using Azure AD B2C into Joomla, - Create the signing key
  • Select Create.
miniorange img Create the encryption key
  • On the overview page of your Azure AD B2C tenant, under Policies, select Identity Experience Framework.
  • Select Policy Keys and then select Add.
  • For Options, choose Generate.
  • In Name, enter TokenEncryptionKeyContainer.
  • For Key type, select RSA.
  • For Key usage, select Encryption.
  • Azure AD B2C SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | login using Azure AD B2C into Joomla, - Create the encryption key
  • Select Create.

1.3. Upload the Policies

  • Select the Identity Experience Framework menu item in your B2C tenant in the Azure portal.
  • Azure AD B2C SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | login using Azure AD B2C into Joomla, - Upload the Policies
  • Select Upload custom policy.
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  • As per the following order, upload the policy files downloaded in the above steps:
    • TrustFrameworkBase.xml
    • TrustFrameworkExtensions.xml
    • SignUpOrSignin.xml
    • ProfileEdit.xml
    • PasswordReset.xml
    • SignUpOrSigninSAML.xml
  • As you upload the files, Azure adds the prefix B2C_1A_ to each.

You have successfully configured Azure B2C as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Joomla Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) Login, ensuring secure login into Joomla Site.


2. Configure Joomla as Service Provider


  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata URL

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:

        Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Signin Settings
  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      Azure_As_Idp By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata URL

      Azure_As_Idp By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

      Azure_As_Idp Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

      Azure_As_Idp Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:

      Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Signin Settings

3. Attribute Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Joomla user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Joomla site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Joomla user details.
  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Attribute Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider(IdP)
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

4. Group Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider (IdP).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.

5. Redirection & SSO Links

  • Go to Login Settings tab. There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Enable Backed Login for Super Users. To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
  • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP Signin Settings

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

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