SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using RSA SecurID | RSA SecurID SSO | Login using RSA SecurID



What is SSO ?


Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables users to access multiple applications with  one-click login  and one set of credentials. For example, after users log in to your org, they can automatically access all apps from the App Launcher. When you set up SSO, you configure one system to trust another to authenticate users , eliminating users' need to log in to each system separately. The system that authenticates users is called an Identity provider. The system that trusts the identity provider for authentication is called the Service provider.

SAML allows exchanging of information between Service Provider and Identity provider, SAML is integration between SP and IDP. When a user tries to log in, your identity provider sends SAML assertions containing facts about the user to Identity Provider. Identity Provider receives the assertion, validates it against your Identity Provider configuration, and allows the user to access your org.


RSA SecurID 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 RSA SecurID within minutes.
Joomla SAML app gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for Joomla Site. Joomla site is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Joomla and your Identity Provider. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login and register to Joomla site.

Step 1:Setup RSA SecurID as Identity Provider

  • Login to the RSA Secure ID as Super Admin.
  • In the Administration Console, click Application → Application Catalog.
  • Click Create From Template button on the top right corner.
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  • Next to the SAML Direct, click select in the Choose Connector Template page. The Add Connector wizard appears.
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  • Fill the required information in the Basic Information page on the Add Connector wizard.

    • Name:- Name of the application for eg. miniOrange Plugin.
    • Description (Optional):- Description for your application.
    • Disabled [a checkbox] (optional): Select this only if you want to make this application unavailable to users. When disabled, the application appears in My Application but does not appear in the RSA application portal.
    • Click Next Step button.
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  • Fill the required information in the Connection Profile page.
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    • Upload the miniOrange plugin’s metadata file and click on the Import Metadata button. You can download it from the Service Provider info tab of the plugin.
    • Verify the configured URLs and clicks on the Save button on the top right corner of the pop-up window.
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    rsa securid sso, saml workflow Initiate SAML Workflow

    • Select SP-Initiated, if you want the SSO should be invoked from Application or select IDP-initiated, if you want the user should log in into RSA first and then access Application from his RSA Dashboard.
    • Configure base URL of your Application or you can leave it blank if IDP-initiated is selected.
    • Select Binding type: POST and Signed Checked.
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    rsa securid sso, issuer SAML Identity Provider(Issuer)

    • Upload the public and private key which will be used to signed SAML Response or you can generate new key pair by clicking on the Generate Cert Bundle button.
    • (Optional) Enable checkbox for Include Certificate in Outgoing Assertion.
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     Service Provider

    • Assertion Consumer Service URL and Audience URL should be preconfigured if you have uploaded plugin’s metadata in the Connection Profile section. If not, you can find the required URLs from Service Provider Info tab of the miniOrange SAML plugin and update the URL here.
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     User Identity

    • Configure NameID information that identifies the user on whose behalf the SAML Assertion is generated.
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     Advanced Configuration: Attribute Extention

    • Configure additional user information to be sent to the Application in the SAML Response, for example, username, email, display name, groups etc.
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    rsa securid sso, advance configured Advanced Configuration: Uncommon Formatting SAML Response

    • Sign outgoing Assertion:- Assertion within Response.
    • Encrypt Assertion (Optional): If checked, you need to load miniOrange plugin’s public certificate and you can download it from the Service Provider Info tab of the plugin.
    • Unchecked Send encoded URL in Assertion.
    • Checked include issuer NameID format and select NameID Format as Unspecified.
    • Save the configuration and move to the next page i.e. User Access page.
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  • Define application access in the User Access page.
  • Configure application display settings for RSA end users like app icon etc and save the settings
  • Now, In the Administration Console, click Application My Application.
  • Find the app that you have configured and click on Edit Export Metadata. Keep the metadata handy, it will require to configure miniOrange plugin.
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  • Click on Publish Changes in the top left corner of the RSA Admin Console to publish this configuration and immediately activate it.
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Step 2: Configuring Joomla as Service Provider (SP)

  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      Azure_As_Idp By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
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      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
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      Azure_As_Idp By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
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      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
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      Azure_As_Idp Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

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

      Joomla SAML SP Signin 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 (IdP) 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 Joomla 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 Identity Provider(IdP)
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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 4: 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 (IdP).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
  • Joomla SAML SP Group 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 completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

Step 2: Configuring Joomla as Service Provider (SP)

  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      Azure_As_Idp By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla SAML SP Upload Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Joomla SAML SP Upload Metadata URL

      Azure_As_Idp By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla SAML SP Upload Metadata
      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Joomla SAML SP Upload Metadata file

      Azure_As_Idp Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

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

        Joomla SAML SP Signin 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 (IdP) 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 Joomla 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 Identity Provider(IdP)
  • Joomla SAML SP Attribute Mapping
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

Step 4: 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 (IdP).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
  • Joomla SAML SP Group 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.
  • Joomla SAML SP Signin Settings

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

How miniorange Joomla SAML SSO plugin works?


SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On ( SAML SSO) - Service Provider Plugin acts as a SAML 2.0 Service Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the Joomla site and various SAML 2.0 supported Identity Providers to securely authenticate (Secure Login) the user to the Joomla site.
SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On (SSO) - Service Provider plugin also provides Cross-Domain / Sub-domain login sharing with other Joomla websites.
We also provide a separate plugin that enables Joomla to act as an Identity Provider. It supports authentication with Joomla, user management, session management, change password, etc. You can configure any service provider with your Joomla site with the help of this plugin.

What is the use of the configuration or integration with SAML SSO?


Miniorange Provides best SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) solution to RSA SecurID. SSO reduces the number of attack surfaces because users only log in once each day and only use one set of credentials. Reducing login to one set of credentials improves enterprise security. When employees have to use separate passwords for each app, they usually don't.
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a highly secure user authentication process. SSO lets the users access multiple applications with a single account credential and sign out instantly with one click. Mini orange Joomla plugin supports SSO. To provide single sign-on services for your domain, Joomla acts as a service provider (SP) through the SAML (Secure Assertion Markup Language) standard.
RSA SecurID [SAML] Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Joomla can be achieved by using our Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between the Joomla site and RSA SecurID

SSO with RSA SecurID :-


The Joomla SAML Single Sign-On plugin allows your RSA SecurID users to login to the Joomla site by authenticating with their RSA SecurID credentials(Login using RSA SecurID / RSA SecurID Login). Our Joomla Single Sign-On (SAML SSO) plugin supports all the RSA SecurID SSO use cases such as RSA SecurID Login, RSA SecurID Single Sign-On, RSA SecurID Community SSO, RSA SecurID Login(Single Sign-On) into Joomla, Login using RSA SecurID, Login with RSA SecurID. This allows you to seamlessly achieve Login using RSA SecurID, RSA SecurID Login, RSA SecurID Community SSO, Login with RSA SecurID, RSA SecurID Single Sign-On for your Joomla site.

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