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SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in Blackboard (SP) | Magento – Blackboard SSO Login

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Blackboard SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with Magento as SAML IdP . Magento SAML IdP extenstion gives you the ability to use your Magento credentials to login into Blackboard (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Blackboard as SP (Service Provider) and Magento as IDP (Identity Provider).

Pre-requisites: Download and Installation

Installation using Composer:
  • Purchase the miniOrange SAML IDP Single Sign-On extension from magento marketplace.
  • Go to My profile -> My Purchases
  • Please ensure you are using correct access keys (My Profile - Access Keys)
  • Paste the access keys in your auth.json file inside your project
  • Use the below command to add the extension to your project.
    "composer require {module_name}:{version}"
  • You can see the module name and list of versions in the selector below the extension module name.
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension.
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Manual Installation:
  • Download the miniOrange SAML IDP Single Sign-On extension.
  • Unzip all contents of the zip inside the MiniOrange/IDPSaml directory.
  • {Root Directory of Magento} app code MiniOrange IDPSaml
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Steps to configure SAML Single Sign-on ( SSO ) Login into Magento 2

1. Configure Blackboard as Service Provider

  • Go to the Magento IDP Plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
  • Here, you can find the Identity Provider Metadata URL /XML File or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, Certificate for SP configuration.
  • Blackboard SSO login using Magento
  • Login to your Blackboard site as Admin.
  • Navigate to System Admin and click on Authentication.
  • Select Create Provider, click on SAML and then enter the following details.
  • Name Magento
    Authentication Provider Set as Active
    User Lookup Method Username
    Restrict by Hostname Select Use this provider for any host names
    Link Text Type the title for the link as you want it to appear on the Blackboard Learn login page
  • Select Save and Configure.
  • To configure Service Provider follow the steps given below.

2. Configure Magento as Identity Provider

  • In the miniOrage SAML Identity Provider extension, go to Service Provider settings tab of the extension.
  • Provide the required settings (i.e. SP Entity ID/Issuer, ACS URL) find to your Service Provider Blackboard and click on Save button to save your configuration.
  • Tableau Single Sign-On - download xml metadata file and upload it service provider setup tab of magento

3. Attribute Mapping

  • In the Magento IDP extension, navigate to the Attribute Mapping tab.
  • In the User Attributes section, enter the following information and click on Save .
  • You can also add more attributes by clicking on + sign to add attributes.
  • Configure SAML SSO in Blackboard (SP) with Magento Single Sign on

4. SSO Testing

  • Open a new browser or private incognito window and enter your Blackboard URL, which will redirect you to the Magento login screen.
  • Enter your Magento credentials and click the log in button.
  • If you are redirected to your Blackboard start page and successfully logged in, your configuration is correct.

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