GitLab Single Sign-On SSO Joomla Guide | GitLab Login

If you want users to log in to your Joomla site using their GitLab credentials, you can do it using our Joomla GitLab OAuth plugin. Once you configure the GitLab with the Joomla OAuth plugin, you can allow GitLab users to SSO into your Joomla site using GitLab.
Similarly, you can map your Joomla roles based on your GitLab attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in the Joomla OAuth plugin, you can download by click here.

Download And Installation

  • Log into your Joomla instance as an admin.
  • Go to the Joomla Dashboard -> Extensions -> Manage and click on Install.
  • Seach for a Joomla OAuth Client plugin and click on Install.

Step 1: Setup Gitlab as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to and log into your Gitlab account.
  • Go to Applications ​tab.
  • Joomla Gitlab OAuth SSO, dashboard
  • Add Name of your Application (any unique name you wish to give) and Redirect URI/ Callback URL, from Joomla Oauth client Plugin.
    (Most importantly, the Redirect URI/Callback URL is the URI where the user will be sent after authorization. You can get this URI from the Joomla OAuth Client Plugin.)
  • Joomla Gitlab OAuth SSO, redirect url
  • Make sure you chose the scope that fits your need.
    (Most importantly, the scope chosen here should also be same as the entry on the Joomla OAuth​ Client Configuration )
  • Joomla Gitlab OAuth SSO, add scopes
  • Click on Save. You will be shown the Application ID and Secret.
  • Joomla Gitlab OAuth SSO, client secret
  • Application ID as Client ID and Secret as Client Secret copy and keep aside you need to save in the Joomla Oauth client plugin configuration.
  • Click on Save Settings

  • Gitlab Endpoints and Scope:

    Scope: openid read_user
    Authorize Endpoint:
    Access Token Endpoint:
    Get User Info Endpoint:

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • oauth provider the zip for Joomla
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
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  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider zip
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client in the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth Client
  • Register/ Login with miniOrange.
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the plugin. FIll in the details you received from your OAuth Provider and click on the Save Settings button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab

    Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.

  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and save it in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  • joomla oauth provider Application joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:your_home_page/base_url/?morequest=oauthredirect&app_name=xxxxxxxxx
  • You would find appropriate URL in Instructions to configure in the bellow section of Attribute Mapping (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).

  • Now logout and go to your site. You will see a login link where you placed that button.
  • Click on the Licensing Plans Tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans.
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support dialog box in the Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs.
  • joomla oauth provider server sso submit query

    Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider. In case you have any questions in mind, you can always mail us at .

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