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

Integration of GitLab Single Sign-on (GitLab 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 GitLab 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 GitLab 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.

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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.

Steps to configure GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla

Configure GitLab 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.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • GitLab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • First of all, go to 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
  • 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.
  • Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

    Gitlab Endpoints and Scope:

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

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.
  •  Gitlab 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.
  •  Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  Gitlab Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

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

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