Azure AD SSO Login to Joomla OAuth Client | Joomla SSO Login


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.

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Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

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.
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Installation of plugin successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.
  • Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Under Configure OAuth tab. Select Azure AD as an OAuth Provider.
  • Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Now copy the Callback / Redirect URL which is needed while configuring Azure AD as OAuth Server.
  • Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut

    2. Setup Azure AD as an OAuth Provider

    • Sign in to Azure portal.
    • Click on Azure Active Directory from Azure services.
    • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
    • In the left-hand navigation pane, click the App registrations service, and click New registration.
    • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
    • 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
      Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD

    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.
  • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
  • 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.
  • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
  • Copy value. This will be your Secret key.
  • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
  • Paste the Client ID, Client Secret and Tenant. click on Save Settings. Once Settings are saved then click on Test Configuration.
  • Azure AD SSO into Joomla | Login to Joomla using Azure AD
  • 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.Attributes Mapping and SSO with Azure AD

    • Once you click on Test Configuration button, you will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
    •  Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
    •  Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
    •  Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • 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 Azure AD 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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