SAML Single Sign-On into Canvas using Joomla IDP Plugin | Canvas SSO

SAML Single Sign-On into Canvas using Joomla IDP Plugin | Canvas SSO



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Single Sign-On in Canvas using Joomla IdP. Login into Canvas using Joomla, by configuring Canvas as SP and Joomla as SAML IDP. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Canvas as Service Provider (SP) and Joomla as an Identity Provider (IDP).

Step 1 : Configure Canvas setting for Joomla IDP (Login with Joomla)

  • Login to your Canvas LMS domain as an Account Administrator.
  • Switch to Admin View.
  • Joomla SAML SSO Integration with Canvas LMS
  • Go to Courses and under Managed Accounts, click on your domain name.
  • Joomla SAML SSO Integration with Canvas LMS
  • Click on Authentication in the left pane and select SAML from the Choose an authentication service drop down list.
  • Joomla SAML SSO Integration with Canvas LMS
  • Under Current Integration, click on Add New SAML Config and enter the details as shown:
  • Joomla SAML SSO Integration with Canvas LMS
    IdP Entity ID Enter the IDP Entity value. You can find it under IDP METADATA tab in Joomla SAML IDP plugin.
    Log On URL Enter the IDP Entity value. You can find it under IDP METADATA tab in Joomla SAML IDP plugin.
    Log Out URLEnter the IDP Entity value. You can find it under IDP METADATA tab in Joomla SAML IDP plugin.
    Certificate FingerprintFollow the steps below to copy the Thumbprint of certificate:
    1. Open the certificate that was downloaded earlier.
    2. Go to Details and in the field column select Thumbprint.
    3. Copy the Thumbprint that opens in the pane by pressing CTRL+C (Right-Click won’t work!).
    4. Paste the Thumbprint in the Certificate Fingerprint.
    Make sure that there are no spaces in between the Certificate Fingerprint. Remove them manually.
    Login AttributeNameID
    Identifier Formaturn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Authentication Contexturn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:PasswordProtectedTransport
    Login LabelUsername
    Unknown User UrlLeave blank.

Step 2: Configure Joomla as IDP

  • Download SAML 2.0 IdP for Joomla from Here.

     joomla idp
  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla website :–
    [host]/[sitename]/administrator/index.php

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  • From the navigation menu on top go to Extensions Manage Install.

    joomla extensions
  • Drag and drop your miniorange-joomla-saml-idp.zip file in the area indicated in the image below or browse and select the file to install the plugin.

    miniorange joomla sso
  • After the installation go to Extensions Manage Manage.

    joomla idp
  • Search for miniorange in the search box and enable the two extensions System and User that are disabled by default.

    miniorange search box
  • After enabling the extensions go to Components miniOrange Joomla IDP Account Setup.

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  • Go to Service Provider tab and fill in the Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format. You will get these details from the Service Provider that you are using. Fill in the other fields according to your requirements. Click on Save.

    Enter the following values:
        
    Service Provider Name  Choose appropriate name according to your choice .
    SP Entity ID or Issuer    Service Provider Entity ID .
    ACS URL                 SP Assertion Consumer Service URL .
    X.509 Certificate (optional)
    [For Signed Request]
    Paste certificate value you copied from the Metadata file .
    NameID Format Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
    miniorange joomla idp sso
  • Click on NameID Attribute tab. Select the NameID Attribute and then click on Save Button.


  • serivice provider setup tab

    Miniorange Joomla SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) supports multiple known SPs like Panopto, Lucid charts, Agylia LMS, Moodle, Inkling SP, Zendesk, Tableau, Owncloud, miniOrange WordPress SAML SP, Drupal SAML SP, Workplace by Facebook, Salesforce, Zoho, Klipfolio and many more.

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

Step 2: Configure Joomla 4 beta as IDP

  • Download SAML 2.0 IdP for Joomla from Here.
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla 4 beta website :–
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • From the dashboard of Joomla 4 beta site. Click on System to install the plugin
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • Under System Install Extentions .
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • Drag and drop your miniorange-joomla-saml-idp.zip file in the area indicated in the image below or browse and select the file to install the plugin.
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • Now go to Components miniOrange Joomla IDP Service Provider
  • miniorange joomla sso
  • Under Service Provider tab and fill in the Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format. You will get these details from the Service Provider that you are using. Fill in the other fields according to your requirements. Click on Save.

  • Enter the following values:
        
    Service Provider Name  Choose appropriate name according to your choice .
    SP Entity ID or Issuer  Service Provider Entity ID .
    ACS URL                 SP Assertion Consumer Service URL .
    X.509 Certificate (optional)
    [For Signed Request]
    Paste certificate value you copied from the Metadata file .
    NameID Format Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
    miniorange joomla sso
  • Click on NameID Attribute tab. Select the NameID Attribute and then click on Save Button.
  • miniorange joomla sso

    Miniorange Joomla SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) supports multiple known SPs like Panopto, Lucid charts, Agylia LMS, Moodle, Inkling SP, Zendesk, Tableau, Owncloud, miniOrange Wordpress SAML SP, Drupal SAML SP, Workplace by Facebook, Salesforce, Zoho, Klipfolio and many more.

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

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