Guide for Drupal Single Sign On (SSO) using Okta as Identity Provider (IdP)

Okta Single Sign On (SSO) For Drupal miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Drupal. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Drupal site using Okta within minutes.

Step 1: Configuring Okta as Identity Provider (IdP)

  • Log into Okta Admin Console.
  • Select Classic UI from top right of the dropdown.
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  • Click on Add Applications.
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  • Click on Create New App.
  • Click on the SAML 2.0.
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  • In General Settings, enter App Name and click on Next.
  • In SAML Settings, enter the following:
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    Single Sign On URL Enter ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the module.
    Audience URI (SP Entity ID) Enter SP Entity ID / Issuer from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the module.
    Default Relay State Enter Relay State from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the module.
    Name ID Format Select E-Mail Address as a Name Id from dropdown list.
    Application Username Okta username.
  • Configure Attribute Statements and Group Attribute Statement (Optional).
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Step 2: Assigning Groups/People

  • After creating and configuring the app go to the Assignment Tab in Okta.
  • Here we select the people and groups you want to give access to login through this app. Assign this to the people/group you would to give access.
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  • After assigning the people/groups to your app go to Sign On tab.
  • Click on view setup instructions to get the SAML Login URL (Single Sign on URL), Single Logout URL, IDP Entity ID and X.509 Certificate.
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Step 3: Configuring Drupal as Service Provider (SP)

  • In miniOrange SAML Module, go to Service Provider Setup tab. There are two ways to configure the Module:
    •  By Uploading Okta Metadata File:

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

       Manual Configuration :

      • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) and save it.
      Identity Provider Name For Example : Miniorange
      IdP Entity ID or Issuer Identity Provider Issuer from Okta Setup Instructions
      SAML Login URL Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL from Okta Setup Instructions
      X.509 Certificate X.509 Certifiacate from Okta Setup Instructions

Step 4: Attribute Mapping (It is Optional to fill this.) This is a Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your IdP and map them to Drupal user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Drupal site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Drupal user details.
  • In miniOrange SAML Module, go to Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
  • Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role Key: Name of the Role attribute from IdP
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  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

Step 5: Role mapping. (It is Optional to fill this.) This is a Premium feature.

  • Drupal uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site.
  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your IdP.
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
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Step 6: Sign In Setting. This is a Premium feature.

  • Go to SIGNIN Settings tab. There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Protect your whole site, Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Backdoor Login. To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
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