Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Box Single Sign-On (SSO) | Box SSO


Integration of Box Single Sign-on( Box 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 Box 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 Box identity 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.

Setup Box as OAuth Provider with Joomla as Oauth Client

  • 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 Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Go to https://app.box.com/developers/console and login to your box account. Click on the Create New App.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Keycloak add realm
  • Select Custom App ​and click on Next​.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Add Role
  • Select Standard OAuth 2.0 (User Authentication) ​and click on Next​.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Add User
  • Enter Application Name ​and click on Create App.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Credentials
  • You will get a confirmation message. Click on View Your App.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Credentials
  • Scroll down to OAuth 2.0 Credentials​ section, you will get the Client ID and Client Secret. Copy them, you will need in the next step. In the OAuth 2.0 Redirect URI​ section below, enter the Redirect URI which you copied from here. Click on Save Changes button.
  •  Box Oauth SSO OpenID Credentials
  • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
  • Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Box Endpoints and scope:
  • Scope: root_readwrite
    Authorize EndPoint: https://account.box.com/api/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://api.box.com/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.box.com/2.0/users/me

Attributes Mapping and SSO with Box

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  Box 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.
  •  Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  Box Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Box Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Box 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 Box login credentials within minutes.

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