SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using RSA SecurID | RSA SecurID SSO | Login using RSA SecurID
RSA SecureID SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables RSA SecureID users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials.
What is SSO ?
Single sign-on (SSO) is anauthenticationmethod 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 betweenService ProviderandIdentity provider, SAML isintegration 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.
Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 4 as well as with all the SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers.
Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Joomla site and RSA SecureID by considering RSA SecureID as IdP (Identity Provider & Joomla as SP (Service Provider).
Steps to Integrate RSA SecureID Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Configure RSA SecureID as IdP
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.
Next to the SAML Direct, click select in the Choose Connector Template page. The Add Connector wizard appears.
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.
Fill the required information in the Connection Profile page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Configure NameID information that identifies the user on whose behalf the SAML Assertion is generated.
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.
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.
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.
Click on Publish Changes in the top left corner of the RSA Admin Console to publish this configuration and immediately activate it.
2. Configure Joomla as
In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure
By Metadata URL :
Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
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 in the Federation Metadata document
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.
You can refer the following
for Group Mapping.
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.
You have successfully completed your
miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are
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