Drupal SAML AuthAnvil SSO | SAML SSO Into Drupal Using AuthAnvil

Drupal SAML AuthAnvil SSO setup will allow your user to login to your Drupal site using their AuthAnvil Credentials. Drupal SAML module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for Drupal. Drupal module is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers. The SAML Single Sign On ( SSO )- Service Provider module is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. The upcoming  major Drupal releases i.e. Drupal 10 will also be supported. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Drupal and AuthAnvil. By the end of this guide, users from AuthAnvil should be able to login into the Drupal site, you can download module click here

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Step 1: Setup AuthAnvil as Identity Provider

    Drupal AuthAnvil sso icon Prerequisites: Copy these values from the Service Provider Info tab of the SAML plugin.

    • SP Entity ID
    • ACS URL
    Drupal AuthAnvil sso icon-1 Instructions:

    • Login to Authanvil and Go to SSO Management +(add icon) Create New Application Custom Application.

      Drupal AuthAnvil add new application
    • Enter the Application Name

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso application
    • Go to Protocol Setup and Enter following info:

      Protocol Setup SP-INIT
      Assertion Consumer Service URL ACS URL copied from the plugin
      Allow Multiple Audiences Unchecked
      Audience URI SP Entity ID copied from the plugin
      Service Entity ID SP Entity ID copied from the plugin

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso protocol setup
    • Enter Advanced Setting

      Include All Audience URIs Checked
      Sign Token Response Checked
      Sign Assertion Unchecked
      Signing Algorithm SHA1

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso advance settings
    • Go to Attribute Transformation Tab and select Specify Custom Attribute Transformation. Add the NameID attribute and click on Add. Then add the name attribute as given in the image.

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso attribute transformation
      Drupal AuthAnvil sso attribute NameID
    • Go to Permission tab and add Groups to which you want to give access to this application.

      Drupal AuthAnvil group access
    • Click on Add Application and then Save Changes.
    • Open the app. Click on View Federation Metadata in Protocol Setup Tab and save the generated metadata xml file. This metadata file will be required to configure the plugin.

      Drupal SP AuthAnvil sso metadata xml

Step 2: Configuring Drupal as Service Provider (SP)

  • In miniOrange SAML Module, go to Service Provider Setup tab. There are three ways to configure the Module:
    • Drupal AuthAnvil sso app-registration By AuthAnvil Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Enter Metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso app-registration icon By Uploading AuthAnvil Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Upload metadata file and click on Upload.

      Drupal AuthAnvil sso app-registration1 Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and X.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate fields respectively in the Module.
      Identity Provider Name For Example:AuthAnvil
      IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
      SAML Login URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
      X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

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