Guide for Auth0 as IdP with Joomla

Auth0 Single Sign On (SSO) for Joomla miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Joomla. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Auth0 within minutes.

Step 1: Setup Auth0 as Identity Provider

  • In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure the Identity Provider.
  • auth0 sso, prerequisites Prerequisites:

    Copy these values from the Service Provider Info tab of the SAML plugin.

    • SP Entity ID
    • ACS URL
    • Single Logout URL

    auth0 sso, instruction Instructions:

  • Click onCreate Application.
  • auth0 sso, application
  • A new window will pop-up. Enter a name for the application and select Regular Web App. Click on CREATE button.
  • auth0 sso, web app
  • Select the Addons tab.
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  • Enable SAML2 option in the addons. It will open up a Configuration window.
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  • Enter Application Callback URL, Audience, Recipient and other settings using SP entity ID and ACS URL copied from the plugin as shown below:
  • auth0 sso, settings
  • Scroll down and click on Save.
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  • Go to the Usage tab and click on the Identity Provider Metadata download link. It will download the metadata XML file which you'll need for setting up the SAML plugin.
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Step 2: Configuring Joomla as Service Provider (SP)

  • In miniOrange SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are two ways to configure the plugin with your IDP(auth0-idp):
  • I. By Uploading Auth0 Metadata.xml file(Recommended):

      1. Click on Upload IDP Metadata to upload your IDP metadata.

      auth0 sso, metadata 2. Choose metadata file and click on Upload.

      auth0 sso, metadata url

    II. Manual Configuration :

    • In miniOrange SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. Enter the following values:
      IDP Entity ID Identity Provider Issuer from IDP Setup Instructions
      Single Sign-On Service URL Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL from idp Setup Instructions
      X.509 Certificate X.509 Certifiacate from IDP Setup Instructions

    III. Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:


    auth0 sso, Sign in settings

Step 3: Attribute Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider and map them to Joomla user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Joomla site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Joomla user details.
  • In miniOrange SAML plugin, go to Attribute Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from your Identity Provider
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  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

Step 5: Group Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Joomla uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site.
  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider.
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
  • auth0 sso, role mapping

Step 5: Redirection & SSO Links.

  • Go to Login Settings tab. There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Enable Backed Login for Super Users.To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
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You have successfully Installed and Configured plugin

miniOrange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Salesforce, Shibboleth, Onelogin, Okta, SimpleSamlPhp, Google apps, Bitium, OpenAM, miniorange IDP, Centrify and many more.


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