Guide For Joomla Oauth Sign On (SSO) Using NextCloud

If you want users to log in to your Joomla site using their NextCloud credentials, you can simply do it using our Joomla NextCloud OAuth plugin. Once you configure the NextCloud with Joomla NextCloud OAuth plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your Joomla site using NextCloud.
Similarly, you can map your Joomla roles based on your NextCloud attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in Joomla NextCloud OAuth plugin, you can click here.

Step 1: Configure NextCloud as an OAuth Server:

  • Sign-in with an administrator account to your Nextcloud server.
  • Open the menu in the top-right corner and select Settings. On the next page, select the Security in the "Administration" section on the left.
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, security-tab
  • At the bottom of the next page you see the list of registered clients, (which is empty initially). Below "Add client", enter the name of your OAuth Client in the first field (Name). Note that the name that you enter here will be displayed to your client users.
  • In the second field (Redirection URI), enter the URL of your OAuth Client followed.
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, security-tab
  • Click Add to save. Afterwards, you will get Client Identifier and Secret .
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, click-add
  • Now you can connect OAuth client with NextCloud (OAuth Provider) and the following endpoints are:

  • Authorization endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/authorize
    Token endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/api/v1/token
    User info endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/ocs/v2.php/cloud/user?format=json

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • oauth provider the zip for Joomla
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
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  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
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  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client in the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth Client
  • Register/ Login with miniOrange.
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the plugin. FIll in the details you received from your OAuth Provider and click on the Save Settings button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab

    Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.

  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and save it in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  • joomla oauth provider Application joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:your_home_page/base_url/?morequest=oauthredirect&app_name=xxxxxxxxx
  • You would find appropriate URL in Instructions to configure in the bellow section of Attribute Mapping (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).

  • Now logout and go to your site. You will see a login link where you placed that button.
  • Click on the Licensing Plans Tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans.
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support dialog box in the Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs.
  • joomla oauth provider server sso submit query

    Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider. In case you have any questions in mind, you can always mail us at joomlasupport@xecurify.com .


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