Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of GitHub Single Sign-on (GitHub SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up GitHub SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their GitHub OAuth provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Plugin Download and Video Setup Guide

Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

Configure GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • First of all, go to https://github.com/settings/developers and log into your GitHub account.
  • You will be presented with the following screen. Click on Register a new application
  • Joomla GitHub OAuth SSO Integration, register app
  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Callback URI which is copied from here. Fill the form with appropriate information and click on the Register Application.
  • Joomla GitHub OAuth SSO Integration, Enter appnameURL

    NOTE: Callback URI is the URI where the user will be sent after authorization.

  • After registering the application, you will be given Client ID and Client Secret.
  • Joomla GitHub OAuth SSO Integration, get clientidsecret
  • Copy these credentials in Joomla OAuth Client Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.
  • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
  • GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID


    GitHub Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : from the above step
    Client Secret : from the above step
    Scope: user repo
    Authorize Endpoint: https://github.com/login/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://github.com/login/oauth/access_token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.github.com/user

Attributes Mapping and SSO

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
  •  GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) by GitHub as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using GitHub login credentials in minutes.

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