SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using AuthAnvil | AuthAnvil SSO | Login using AuthAnvil
Authanvil SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables Authanvil users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials.
What is SSO ?
Single sign-on (SSO) is anauthenticationmethod 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 betweenService ProviderandIdentity provider, SAML isintegration 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 Authanvil by considering Authanvil as IdP (Identity Provider & Joomla as SP (Service Provider).
Steps to Integrate Authanvil Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Configure Authanvil as IdP
Prerequisites: Copy these values from the Service Provider Info tab of the SAML plugin.
SP Entity ID
Login to Authanvil and Go to SSO Management +(add icon) Create New Application Custom Application.
Enter the Application Name.
Go to Protocol Setup and Enter following info:
Assertion Consumer Service URL
ACS URL copied from the plugin
Allow Multiple Audiences
SP Entity ID copied from the plugin
Service Entity ID
SP Entity ID copied from the plugin
Enter Advanced Setting
Include All Audience URIs
Sign Token Response
Go to Attribute Transformation Tab and select Specify Custom Attribute Transformation. Add the NameID attribute and click on Add. Then add the name attribute as given in the image.
Go to Permission tab and add Groups to which you want to give access to this application.
Click on Add Application and then Save Changes.
Open the app. Click on View Federation Metadata in Protocol Setup Tab and save the generated metadata xml file. This metadata file will be required to configure the plugin.
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
Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Joomla user
attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
While auto registering the users in your Joomla site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your
Joomla user details.
In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Attribute Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider(IdP)
You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab
to get a better idea of which values to map here.
4. Group Mapping (It is
Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.
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.
5. Redirection & SSO
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
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 .
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