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
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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.
Steps to configure Drupal SAML Single Sign-On ( SSO ) Login into Joomla site
1. Configure Joomla as Identity Provider
Follow the following steps to Configure Joomla as IdP
Configure Joomla as IdP
Login with your Joomla Administrator Account credentials.
Go to System tab.
Select Extension from the Install section.
Click on Install from Web.
Search for SAML IDP in search box and select miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP for Joomla plugin.
Click on Install button to enable the plugin into the joomla site.
In the Components tab from the left menu sidebar and click on miniOrange Joomla IDP then select Service Provider.
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), You can either download the SP Metadta file or copy the Metadata URL and keep it handy.
In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, go to Service Provider tab of the plugin. There are two way to configure miniOrange 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)
Choose the file and click on Upload. You can also upload the Metadata link and then click on Fetch 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 Metadata and paste it.
Copy SP ACS URL from Provider Metadata and paste it.
Follow the following steps to Configure Drupal as SP
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.
Now go to the miniOrange SAML Service Provider module and navigate 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.
Choose the file and click on Upload file. You can also upload the Metadata link and then click on Fetch Metadata
B. Manual Configuration
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.
Copy and Download Certificate (Optional) from Joomla Dashboard and paste it.
Enable Login with SAML
3. 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.
This Test Configuration window will provide you with a list of the attributes that are coming from the Joomla (Joomla as SAML IDP).
4. 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.
Redirect to the Joomla login page Enter your Joomla credentials and log in within a second..
You have successfully logged into your Drupal site (DP as SAML Idp).
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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