SAML Single Sign On (SSO) For Tableau As SP And Joomla As IDP

Step 1:Guide to set up Tableau as SP

  • Go to Tableau and Log in to your Tableau Dashboard as Admin.
  • Go to Settings > Authentication.
  • Tableau dashboard
  • Click on checkbox of Enable an additional authentication method and then click on SAML authentication.
  • Tableau sso checkbox
  • Click on Edit Connection > Export Metadata. OR note down the SP Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL (ACS URL) and Download Certificate which will be needed to configure the plugin
  • Tableau metadata
  • You will need to put metadata of IDP as Joomla by click on Browse button then Apply
  • Tableau attribute mapping
  • You will need to configure User Attributes to be sent in the SAML response which Tableau needs to log in the user. You can do this under the Match Attributes. Note the attributes required from Tableau.
  • Tableau plugin dashboard
  • Click on Test Configuration.
  • enable Tableau sso dashboard
  • You want to add user to enable SSO in the Tableau dashboard. Click on Add User and select as per your concern.
  • Tableau dashboard for test SSO
  • You can see the following screen after a successful SSO.
  • Tableau signin

Step 2: Guide to set up miniOrange SAML 2.0 IdP in Joomla

  • Download SAML 2.0 IdP FOR JOOMLA from Here.

    Tableau sp joomla idp
  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla website :–

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

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

    miniorange joomla sso
  • 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    Tableau Entity ID .
    ACS URL                 Tableau Assertion Consumer Service URL .
    X.509 Certificate (optional)
    [For Signed Request]
    Paste certificate value you copied from the Tableau Metadata file .
    NameID Format Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
    Response Signed   Unchecked (PREMIUM PLAN).
    Encrypted Assertion Unchecked (PREMIUM PLAN).
    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(web 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, 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 .

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