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Joomla OAuth Client Integration with GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO)

Set up Single Sign-On (SSO) on your Joomla site via GitLab OAuth provider with the help of Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect plugin. Integrating GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla using OAuth 2.0 authentication protocol allows your users to securely login into your Joomla websites and applications by authenticating with GitLab OAuth provider. The GitLab OAuth Joomla plugin also provides advanced features such as, Auto create users, Attribute Mapping, Group Mapping etc. Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin page to learn more about the features and Pricing plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

Setup Gitlab as OAuth Provider with Joomla OAuth Client

1. Download and Setup Joomla OAuth Client

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla.
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Installation of the plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.
  • Under Configure OAuth tab, select GitLab as an OAuth Provider.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Copy the Callback / Redirect URL which is needed while configuring GitLab as OAuth Server.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut

2. Configure Gitlab as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to GitLab and log into your Gitlab account.
  • Go to Applications tab.
  • Joomla Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) Oauth OpenID Connect (OIDC), dashboard
  • Add Name of your Application (any unique name you wish to give) and Redirect URI/ Callback URL, which is copied from here.
    (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 Single Sign-On (SSO) Oauth OpenID Connect (OIDC), 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) Oauth OpenID Connect (OIDC), add scopes
  • Click on Save. You will be shown the Application ID and Secret.
  • Joomla Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) Oauth OpenID Connect (OIDC), 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.

3. Integrating Joomla with GitLab

  • Go to your Joomla Dashboard-> Components-> miniOrange Joomla OAuth client-> Configured OAuth tab.
  • Enter all the details and click on Save settings. After the save settings click on Test Configuration
  • Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    Gitlab Endpoints and Scope:

    Scope: openid read_user
    Authorize Endpoint:
    Access Token Endpoint:
    Get User Info Endpoint:
    Set Client Credentials: In Both (In Header and In Body)

4. User Attribute Mapping

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