Drupal SAML Single Sign On SSO Login using Joomla as IDP


Drupal SAML Joomla SSO ( Single Sign-on ) setup will allow your user to login to your Drupal site using their Joomla Credentials. Drupal SAML module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-on for Drupal. This module is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers ( IDP ). We provide Drupal SAML Single Sign on - Service Provider module which is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Drupal and Joomla Idp. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login into the Drupal site.

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Pre-requisites: Download

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Module Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the SAML Single Sign On - Service Provider module, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the module. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via This link, or directly from the module for quicker access.

1. Install Drupal SAML SP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) module

    1.1. Using Composer:

    • Composer require drupal/miniorange_saml
    • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange SAML Service Provider using the search box.
    • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
    • Configure the module at
      {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml/idp_setup

    1.2. Using Drush:

    • Download the module:
      drush dl drupal/miniorange_saml
    • Install the module:
      drush en drupal/miniorange_saml
    • Clear the cache:
       drush cr
    • Configure the module at
      {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml/idp_setup

    1.3. Manual installation:

    • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module button.
    • Install the Drupal SAML SP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Service Provider module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
    • Click on Enable newly added modules.
    • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
    • Configure the module at
      {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml/idp_setup

Steps to configure Drupal SAML Single Sign-On ( SSO ) Login into Joomla site

2. Configure Drupal as Service Provider

  • Click on Configuration from the top navigation bar and Select miniOrange SAML Login Configuration.
  • Drupal SAML Service Provider - Click on Configuration and select miniOrange SAML Login Configuration
  • In the miniOrange SAML Service Provider module, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID / Issure, SP ACS URL (AssertionConsumerService) and X.509 Certificate which are required to configure the Identity Provider (Joomla), Copy it and keep it handy.
  • Drupal SAML Service Provider - copy the sp entity id or issue, acs url, saml login url and certificate form service provider metadata tab
  • You can provide metadata to your IDP. This can be accomplished in two ways:
    • You are given a metadata URL that you can provide directly to your IdP.
    • You can Download XML Metadata file and upload it on your Identity Provider (Joomla).
    • Drupal SAML Service Provider - copy the sp metadata url and download xml metadata
  • In the miniOrage SAML Service Provider module, go to Service Provider Setup tab of the module. There are two way to configure Drupal SAML Service Provider SSO module:
    • A. By Uploading IDP Metadata
    • Click on Upload IDP Metadata link.
    • Click on Upload Metadata File and click on Upload File to fetch your information.
    • You can either Upload Metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata button.
    • Drupal SAML Service Provider - upload idp metadata
      B. Manual Configuartion
    • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, Idp Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL and X.509 Certificate ) find to your Identity Provider Joomla and click on Save Configuration button to save your configuration.
    • Identity Provider Name Enter name of Identity Provider
      Idp Entity ID or Issuer Copy IDP-EntityID / Issuer from Joomla Dashboard and paste it.
      SAML Login URL Copy SAML Login URL from Joomla Dashboard and paste it.
      X.509 Certificate Copy and Download Certificate (Optional) from Joomla Dashboard and paste it.
      Enable Login with SAML Checked
      Drupal SAML Service Provider - Manual configuartion

3. Configure Joomla as Identity Provider

Follow the following steps to Configure Joomla as IdP

miniorange img Configure Joomla as IdP
  • Login with your Joomla Administrator Account credentials.
  • Go to System tab.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), click on System
  • Select Extension from the Install section.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), click on Extention from install section
  • Click on Install from Web.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), choose install from web
  • Also, you can search for SAML IDP in search box and click on Search Icon then select miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP for Joomla plugin.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), Search SAML IDP in search box and click search icon and select minioarnge saml 2.0 idp for joomla
  • Click on Install button to enable the plugin into the joomla site.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), click on System
  • In the Components tab from the left menu sidebar and click on miniOrange Joomla IDP then select Service Provider.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), go to components and select miniorange joomla idp then click service provider
  • In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, go to Service Provider tab of the plugin. There are two way to configure miniOrage Joomla IDP SAML Single Sign-On plugin:
    • A. By Upload SP Metadata
    • Click on Upload SP Metadata button.
    • Enter Service Provider Name as per your choice (like: miniOarnge, Drupal etc)
    • Click on Upload Metadata and click on Upload to fetch your information.
    • You can either Enter Metadata URLand click on Fetch Metadata button.
    • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP) - upload SP metadata
      B. Manual Configuration
    • Provide the required settings (i.e. Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format) find to your Identity Provider Joomla and click on Save button to save your configuration.
    • Service Provider Name Enter name of Service Provider as per your choice
      SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy SP Entity ID/Issuer from Service Provider Metadataand paste it.
      ACS URL Copy SP ACS URL from Service Provider Metadata and paste it.
      NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
      Assertion Signed Checked
      Drupal SAML Service Provider - Manual configuartion
    • In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, navigate to Identity Provider tab. Here, you can find the IDP metadata such as IDP-EntityID / Issuer, SAML Login URL and Certificate (Optional) which are required to configure the Service Provider (Drupal), Copy it and keep it handy.
    • Joomla SAML Identity Provider - In the Identity Provider tab

4. Test Configuration Drupal with Joomla

  • After successfully saving the configurations, please click on the Test Configuration button to test the connection between Drupal and Joomla.
  • Drupal SAML Single Sign-On SSO - Click on Test Configuration
  • This Test Configuration window will provide you with a list of the attributes that are coming from the Joomla (Joomla as SAML IDP).
  • Drupal SAML Single Sign-On SSO login using Joomla Credentials

5. SSO Testing

  • Open a new browser or private window and go to your Drupal site. Click on Log in button and select Login with Joomla.
  • Drupal SAML Single Sign-On SSO login using Joomla Credentials
  • Redirect to the Joomla login page Enter your Joomla credentials and log in within a second..
  • Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO login page enter joomla Credentials
  • You have successfully logged into your Drupal site (DP as SAML Idp).
  • Drupal SAML Single Sign-On SSO login

You have successfully configured Joomla as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Joomla SSO login into your Drupal Site.

You have successfully configured Drupal as SAML SP Single Sign-on for achieving Joomla SSO login into your Drupal Site.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Joomla SAML Single Sign-On choosing Joomla as IdP and Drupal as SP using miniOrange SAML SP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Service Provider Login module. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Drupal site using Joomla login credentials within secound.

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