Setup guide to configure Azure AD with Joomla


Azure Active Directory as OAuth Provider  Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a third-party OAuth/ OpenID Connect provider that can act as the OAuth/ OIDC server when your users log on to the Joomla website.

Step 1: Setup Azure Active Directory as OAuth Provider

  • Sign in to Azure portal.
  • Click on Azure Active Directory from Azure services.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), Azure AD SSO Login
  • In the left-hand navigation pane, click the App registrations service, and click New registration.
  • 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>/oauth/callback 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
    OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), Azure AD SSO registration
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), Azure AD SSO secret-Key
  • Copy value. This will be your Secret key.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), Azure AD SSO Secret-Key-2
  • Azure AD Endpoints and scope:
  • Client ID : from step 10 above
    Client Secret : from step 11 above
    Scope: OpenID
    Authorize Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/[tenant-id]/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/[tenant]/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://login.windows.net/common/openid/userinfo

Step 2: Setting up the miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • oauth provider the zip for Joomla
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider plugin
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider zip
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client in the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth Client
  • Register/ Login with miniOrange.
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the plugin. FIll in the details you received from your OAuth Provider and click on the Save Settings button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab

    Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.

  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and save it in your OAuth Provider.
  • 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.
  • joomla oauth provider Application joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:your_home_page/base_url/?morequest=oauthredirect&app_name=xxxxxxxxx
  • You would find appropriate URL in Instructions to configure in the bellow section of Attribute Mapping (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).

  • Now logout and go to your site. You will see a login link where you placed that button.
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  • 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 dialog box in the Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs.
  • joomla oauth provider server sso submit query

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    Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider. In case you have any questions in mind, you can always mail us at info@xecurify.com.


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