SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using LastPass | LastPass SSO | Login using LastPass
miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to LastPass using SAML 2.0 protocol. The miniOrange Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin is simple to set up LastPass SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can access multiple Joomla applications with one login after authenticating with their LastPass IDP credentials.
Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 3 as well as Joomla 4 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 the Joomla site and LastPass by considering LastPass as IDP (Identity Provider) & Joomla as SP (Service Provider).
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 Joomla site, they can automatically access all resources of the Joomla site. 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.
Your SP then sends a SAML request to IDP when a user attempts to log in. Upon IDP authentication, it sends SAML assertions to the SP that provide information about the user. The assertion is received by SP, which then verifies it in accordance with the Identity Provider configuration and grants the user access to your Joomla website.
This detailed Handbook for the Joomla SAML SP Single Sign On plugin gives an in-depth explanation of the features of the plugin.
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Steps to Integrate LastPass Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Download and setup
Joomla SAML SP Plugin
Download the zip file for the miniOrange SAML SP plugin for Joomla from the link here.
Login into your Joomla site’s Administrator console.
From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on
Here click on Browse for file button to locate and install the plugin file downloaded earlier.
Once Installation of plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange SAML SP plugin.
Then go to the Service Provider Metadata tab, scroll down and copy the
SP-EntityID and the ACS URL.
2. Configure LastPass as IDP
Go to LastPass and log in to access the Admin Console.
From the left menu click on Admin Console tab.
Now click on SSO & MFA .
From sub-menu click on Applications Web Apps.
On top right click on Add application.
In Select your App section choose App Type as Catalog and App Catalog as Joomla.
From Identity Provider section copy the required information or download the metadata to configure the Service Provider.
In Service Provider section fill the ACS and SP-Entity ID /Issuer URL which is available in the Service Provider Metadata Tab of the Joomla SAML SP plugin Here.
Configure Advanced Setup and Custom Attributes according to the need (Optional).
Click on Save.
Assign Users to the App by clicking contact icon on the application and assign the users according to User/Groups and click on Save.
Download LastPass MFA App and login by doing barcode scan/mail in the mobile(Optional).
Configure LastPass Identity Provider with Joomla SAML Service Provider
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 (Copied from LastPass) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
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 in the Federation Metadata document
Click on Test Configuration.
Congratulaions we have successfully configured Joomla SAML Service Provider with LastPass as Identity Provider.
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 facing any difficulty please mail us on email@example.com .
miniorange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Salesforce, Shibboleth, Onelogin, Okta,
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