Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Azure AD SSO (Single Sign-On)


Integration of Azure AD Single Sign-on( Azure Active Directory SSO ) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single SIgn-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Azure AD (Microsoft Azure) SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Azure AD OAuth provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Plugin Download and Video Setup Guide



Steps to Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla

1. Install Joomla OAuth Client plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On Azure AD SSO Login Select Azure Active Directory
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On Azure AD SSO Login Select Azure Active Directory

    2. Setup Azure AD as an OAuth Provider

    • Sign in to Azure portal.
    • Click on Azure Active Directory from Azure services.
    • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On Azure AD SSO Login Select Azure Active Directory
    • In the left-hand navigation pane, click the App registrations service, and click New registration.
    • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Azure AD SSO App Registration
    • When the Create page appears, enter your application's registration information:
    • Name : Name of your application.
      Application type :
      1. Select "Native" for client applications that are installed locally on a device. This setting is used for OAuth public native clients
      2. Select "Web app / API" for client applications and resource/API applications that are installed on a secure server. This setting is used for OAuth confidential web clients and public user-agent-based clients. The same application can also expose both a client and resource/API.
      Sign-on URL :
      1. For "Web app / API" applications, provide the base URL of your app. eg, https://<domain-name>/mo_login might be the URL for a web app running on your local machine. Users would use this URL to sign in to a web client application.
      2. For "Native" applications, provide the URI used by Azure AD to return token responses. Enter a value specific to your application.
        eg, https://localhost/joomla
      Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Azure AD SSO Rgistration

    3. Integrating Joomla with Azure AD

  • When finished, click Register. Azure AD assigns a unique Application ID to your application. Copy Application ID and the Directory ID, this will be your Client ID and Tenant ID respectively.
  • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Azure AD SSO Overview
  • Go to Certificates and Secrets from the left navigaton pane and click on New Client Secret. Enter description and expiration time and click on ADD option.
  • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Azure AD SSO Certificates And Secrets
  • Copy value. This will be your Secret key.
  • Joomla OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Azure AD SSO Secret Key
  • Azure AD Endpoints and scope:
  • Scope: openid email profile
    Authorize Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/[tenant-id]/oauth2/v2.0/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/[tenant-id]/oauth2/v2.0/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me

    4. Test Configuration of Joomla with Azure AD

    • Click on Save Settings button.
    • After successfully saving the configurations, please click on the Test Configuration button to test the connection between Joomla and Azure AD.
    • Azure AD SSO Single Sign-On into Joomla | login using Azure AD into Joomla
    • After click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
    • Azure AD SSO Single Sign-On into Joomla | login using Azure AD into Joomla
    • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
    • Azure AD SSO Single Sign-On into Joomla | login using Azure AD into Joomla
    • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
    • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
    • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans.
    • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here .
    • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

    You have successfully configured Joomla as OAuth Client for achieving Joomla Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user authentication.


    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Azure AD as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Azure AD login credentials within minutes.


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