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


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.

Setup Google Apps as OAuth Provider with Joomla as OAuth Client

  • 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.
  • Google Apps, Gsuite Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Google Apps, Gsuite Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • Google Apps, Gsuite Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Google Apps, Gsuite Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Go to https://console.developers.google.com/ and sign up/login.
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  • 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.
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  • You can click on the New project button to create new project for Google apps as Oauth server.
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  • 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.
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  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
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  • 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.
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  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
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  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Now go to Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client Plugin. Then paste the Client ID and Client Secret and Domain. then click on Save Settings.
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  • 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

Attributes Mapping and SSO with AWS Cognito

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