SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using ADFS | ADFS SSO | Login using ADFS
ADFS SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables ADFS users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials.
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.
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 ADFS by considering ADFS as IdP (Identity Provider & Joomla as SP (Service Provider).
Steps to Integrate ADFS Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Configure ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) as IdP
On ADFS, search for ADFS Management application.
After opening the AD FS Management, select Relying Party Trust & then click on Add Relying Party Trust.
Click the Start button from the Relying Party Trust Wizard pop up. But before that please make sure Claims aware is selected.
Select the options for adding a relying party trust.
Using Metadata URL
In Select Data Source:Import data about the relying party published online or on the local network option & then add URL in Federation metadata address (Navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab from the plugin for getting SP Meatadata URL).
If you have metadata URL then you can skip below steps of Import mentadata file and enter data manually, then start configuring from this step..
Using Metadata XML file
In Select Data Source: Import data about the relying party from a file option & then browse the metadata file(You can download the SP metadata file from the plugin under the Service Provider Metadata tab).
Using Manual configuration
In Select Data Source: Enter Data about the relying party manually & Click on Next.
Enter Display Name & Click Next.
Upload the certificate & click Next. Download the certificate from plugin & use the same certificate to upload on ADFS.
Select Enable support for the SAML 2.0 WebSSO protocol & Enter ACS URL from the plugins Service Provider Metadata Tab. Click Next.
Add Entity ID from plugins Service Provider Metadata Tab as Relying party trust identifier then click Add button & then click Next.
Also download the Signing certificate from Service Provider Metadata Tab from the plugin.
Select Permit everyone as an Access Control Policy & click on Next.
Click the Next button from Ready to Add Trust & click Close.
It will show you the list of Relying Party Trusts. Select the respective application & click on Edit Claim Issuance Policy.
Click on Add Rule button.
Select Send LDAP Attributes as Claims & click on Next.
Enter the following details & click on Finish.
Claim rule name:
Outgoing Claim Type:
Click Apply and then Ok.
Select property of the application & add the certificate downloaded from the add-on.
You can download your ADFS metadata, using following URL. You can use this metadata URL in the Service Provider Setup tab.
You have configured ADFS for Windows Authentication. Now to add Relying Party for your Joomla you can follow these steps.
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.
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