Drupal SAML Single Sign On using Shibboleth 2 as Identity Provider
The Drupal SAML integration using the miniOrange SAML SP module establishes seamless SSO between Shibboleth 2 and the Drupal
site. The users will be able to log in to the Drupal site using their Shibboleth 2 credentials. This document will
through the steps to configure Single Sign-On - SSO between Drupal as a Service Provider (SP) and Shibboleth 2 as an
Identity Provider (IdP). The module is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal 9, and Drupal 10.
Once setup, you will need to use Shibboleth's Identity Provider Metadata, which looks like this format: "https://example123.com/idp/shibboleth". Keep it handy. (This is required to configure Drupal as SAML SP.)
Configure Drupal as SAML Service Provider:
Go to your Drupal site. Navigate to the Service Provider Setup tab of the module and click on Upload IDP Metadata.
Paste the previously copied Shibboleth Metadata URL into the Upload Metadata URL text field. Click on the Fetch Metadata button.
Note: To update Identity Provider Name, follow these steps:
Under Action, select the Edit.
Enter Okta in the Identity Provider Name text field.
Scroll down and click on the Save Configuration button.
After successfully saving the configurations, click on the Test link to check the SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) connection between Drupal and Shibboleth 2.
On a Test Configuration popup, if you don't have an active session in the same browser, you will be asked to sign in to Shibboleth 2. After successfully logging into Shibboleth 2 account, you will be provided with a list of attributes that are received from the Shibboleth 2. Scroll down and click on Done button.
How does SAML SSO login work?
Open a new browser/private window and navigate to the Drupal site login page.
Click the Login using Identity Provider (Shibboleth 2) link.
You will be redirected to the Shibboleth 2 login page. Enter the Shibboleth 2 credentials. After successful authentication, the user will be redirected back to the Drupal site.
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