OAuth Server / OpenID Connect Server (OAuth 2.0 Server) also known as Authorization Server, It is the modern standard for securing access to APIs & implements network protocol flows which allow a client (OAuth Client) to act on behalf of a user. OAuth Server allows clients to verify the identity of end-users based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server and also to obtain basic profile (Scope) information about the end-users in an interoperable and REST-like manner.
How does OAuth / OpenID work?
OAuth 2.0 Server is used to set up any Application as Identity Server to allow users to Single Sign-On / Login into their client site/application with login using OAuth / OpenID Connect protocol flows. The primary goal of this OAuth 2.0 server/Oauth Provider is to allow users to interact with multiple apps without requiring them to store sensitive credentials. You can easily configure an OAuth 2.0/OpenID Connect server to protect your API with access tokens, or allow clients to request new access tokens and refresh them.
Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into Joomla using Slack as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure the plugin using different Oauth providers such as Azure B2C, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between Joomla and Slack. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to Joomla from Slack.
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Step 1: Install OAuth Client plugin. (If you have already installed the plugin, you can skip to step 2)
Download the zip file of the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
You will be presented with the following screen. Click on Create new App.
You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Development Slack Workspace. Fill the form with appropriate information and click on Create App.
After creating the slack application, you will be brought to Application Management page. Scroll down to “App Credentials” section. Here you will find given Client ID and Client Secret for your slack application.
Copy these credentials and keep it handy because you will need it in the next step.
Go to OAuth & Permissions.
Add Redirect URL: In slack application's Redirect URLs section, Click on Add New Redirect URL and enter the same from the MiniOrange Joomla OAuth Client. Click on Save URLs.
Scope: Go to OAuth & Permissions, select scope from Select Permission Scopes dropdown list and Save Changes. Identity basic is required scope.
Paste the Client ID and Client Secret which you copied in the last step and save it in the respective fields and then click on the Test Configuration button.
Now copy the email and name attributes you got in the test configuration and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Username Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
You would find appropriate URL for performing the SSO after selecting the OAuth/OpenID Connect provider in the Login URL field (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
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.
Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
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