Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) | Google Apps SSO


Integration of Google Apps Single Sign-on (Gsuite 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps identity 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


Steps to configure Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Joomla

1. Setup Google Apps as OAuth Provider

  • Go to https://console.developers.google.com/ and sign up/login.
  • Click on Select Project to create a new Google Apps Project for Joomla Oauth Client, you will see a popup with the list of all your projects.
  • Google Apps G Suite SSO Joomla  create new project
  • You can click on the New project button to create new project for Google apps as Oauth server.
  • Google Apps G Suite SSO Joomla  create new project
  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field and click on Create.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, enter project name
  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIsServicesCredentials.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, credentials
  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, OAuth client id
  • In case you are facing some warning saying that in order to create an OAuth Client ID, you must set a product name on consent screen (as shown in below image). Click on the Configure consent screen button.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, configure consent screen
  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, save settings  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, save settings
  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, create oauth client id
  • Now, Select the Scopes to allow your project to access specific types of private user data from their Google Account and click on Save and Continue button.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, create oauth client id
  • Go to the Credentials tab and click on Create Credentials button. Select Web Application from dropdown list to create new application.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, create oauth client id
  • Enter the name you want for your Client ID under the name field and enter the Redirect/Callback URI from miniOrange OAuth Client plugin under the Authorized redirect URIs field and click on Create button.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, create oauth client id
  • You will see a popup with the Client ID and Client Secret Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  •  G Suite SSO with Joomla OIDC OAuth, Google Apps SSO for Joomla, client id client secret
  • You have successfully completed your Google Apps as OAuth Server side configurations.

  • Google Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: Openid email Profile
    Authorize Endpoint: https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v4/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo

You have successfully configured Google Apps as OAuth Provider for for achieving Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user integration.



2. Configure Joomla as OAuth Client


  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • From left toggle menu click on Components, then click on miniOrange OAuth Client , then click on Configure OAuth tab.
  • Under Configure OAuth tab . Select your OAuth Provider. (If your OAuth Provider not listed then click on Custom OAuth/ Custom OpenID connect App .)
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider. Then click on Test Configuration button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab
  • After 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 / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • 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 button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • 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 Configure OAuth tab from the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • 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.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details 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 / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • 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 button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

You have successfully configured Joomla as OAuth Client for achieving Joomla Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user authentication.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Google Apps as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Google Apps login credentials within minutes.

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