Guide for Joomla Single Sign On (SSO) using RSA SecurID as Identity Provider (IdP)

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.

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

      1. Click on Upload IDP Metadata to upload your IDP(RSA-idp) metadata.

      rsa securid sso, metadata 2. Choose metadata file and click on Upload.

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    II. Manual Configuration :

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

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

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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 (AuthAnvil-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 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 (AuthAnvil-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 (AuthAnvil-idp).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
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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

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