SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Drupal using PingFederate as IdP
Drupal SAML PingFederate SSO (Single Sign-On) setup will allow your user to login to your Drupal site using their
Drupal SAML module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-on for Drupal. This module
is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers (IdP). We provide Drupal SAML Single
Sign on - Service Provider module which is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal 9 and Drupal 10. Here
we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between
Drupal and PingFederate Idp. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login
into the Drupal site.
If you have any queries or if you need any sort of assistance in configuring the module, you can contact us at email@example.com. If you want, we
can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML Single Sign on - Service Provider SSO
Steps to configure PingFederate SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Drupal site
1. Configuring PingFederate as SAML Identity Provider
Follow the steps below to configure PingFederate as IdP
Configure Drupal as SP
In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO module, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the
SP metadata such as SP Entity ID/Issuer and SP ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to
configure the Identity Provider (PingFederate).
Click on the Identity Provider in the left navigation menu.
Under SP CONNECTION, click on Create New button.
Select the Browser SSO Profiles connection template on the Connection Type tab
and click Next.
Select Browser SSO on the Connection Options tab and click Next.
Select File as the method for importing metadata and click Choose file to
choose the miniOrange SSO plugin’s metadata on the Import Metadata tab. Click
Review the information on the Metadata Summary tab and click Next.
In the General Info tab ensure that the Service Provider’s Entity ID, Connection
Name, and Base URL fields pre-populate based on the metadata. Click
Navigate to the Browser SSO tab and click on the Configure Browser SSO. You
will be redirected to Browser SSO Setup wizard.
Select the IdP-Initiated SSO and SP-Initiated SSO options on the
SAML Profiles tab and click Next.
Enter your desired assertion validity time from on the Assertion Lifetime tab and
click Next. By default, it is configured 5 minutes for both.
Navigate to the Assertion Creation and click on the Configure Assertion Creation. You will be redirected to
the assertion creation setup wizard.
In the Identity Mapping tab select STANDARD and click Next.
Select a Subject Name Format for the SAML_SUBJECT on the Attribute Contract tab and click
Click Map New Adapter Instance on the Authentication Source Mapping.
Select an Adapter Instance and click Next. The adapter must include
the user’s email address.
Select the Use only the adapter contract values in the SAML assertion option on the
Mapping Method tab and click Next.
Select your adapter instance as the Source and the email as the
Value on the Attribute Contract Fulfilment tab and click
(Optional) Select any authorization conditions you would like on the Issuance Criteria
tab and click Next.
Click Done on the Summary.
Click Next on the Authentication Source Mapping tab.
Click Done on the Summary tab.
Click Next on the Assertion Creation
Navigate to the Protocol Settings tab of the Browser SSO wizard and click on the Configure Protocol settings.
Select POST for Binding and specify the single sign-on endpoint URL in
the Endpoint URL field on the Assertion Consumer Service URL Click Next.
Select POST on the Allowable SAML Bindings tab and click
Select your desired signature policies for assertions on the Signature Policy tab and
Select your desired encryption policy for assertions on the Encryption Policy tab and
Done on the Protocol Settings Summary tab.
Click Done on the Browser SSO Summary.
Navigate to the Credentials and click on the Configure Credentials. You will
be redirected to the Credentials setup wizard.
Select the Signing Certificate to use with the Single Sign-On service and select Include the certificate
in the signature element in the Digital Signature Settings tab. Click Done.
Click Done on the Summary.
Click Next on the Credentials.
Select Active for the Connection Status on the Activation &
Summary tab and click Save.
Now, navigate to the Ping Federate User Admin dashboardè Identity Provide.
Click Manage All under SP Connections.
Click Export Metadata for the desired service provider connection.
Click Export on the Export & Summary tab and click Done.
2. Configuring Drupal as SAML Service Provider
In the miniOrage SAML Service Provider module, go to Service Provider Setup
tab of the module. There are two way to configure Drupal SAML Service Provider SSO module:
A. By Uploading IDP Metadata
Click on Upload IDP Metadata link.
Click on Upload Metadata File and click on Upload File to fetch your information.
You can either Upload Metadata URLand click on Fetch Metadata button.
B. Manual Configuartion
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, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate fields
respectively in the Drupal SAML SP module.
Identity Provider Name
IdP Entity ID or Issuer
SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
SAML Login URL
SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document
You have successfully configured PingFederate as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving PingFederate SSO login
into your Drupal site
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