miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to Authanvil using SAML 2.0 protocol. Our user-friendly plugin simplifies the process of setting up Single Sign-on (SSO) with Authanvil in Joomla, ensuring a secure login experience. This enables users to access various Joomla sites effortlessly using their Authanvil IDP credentials.
Our plugin is designed to be compatible with Joomla 3, 4 as well as 5 and works seamlessly with all SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers. For a detailed overview of the comprehensive features offered by the Joomla SAML SP plugin, please visit our page here. Below, we provide a step-by-step guide on configuring SAML SSO login between your Joomla site and Authanvil, with Authanvil serving as the Identity Provider (IDP) and Joomla as the Service Provider (SP).
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. The implementation of SSO involves configuring one system to trust another for user authentication, removing the need for users to log in separately to each system. The system that authenticates users is called an Identity Provider. The system that trusts the Identity Provider for authentication is called the Service Provider.
In this context, the system responsible for authenticating users is referred to as the Identity Provider (IDP), while the system relying on the Identity Provider for authentication is known as the Service Provider (SP). When a user initiates a login attempt, the Service Provider sends a SAML request to the Identity Provider. Upon successful IDP authentication, SAML assertions containing user information are transmitted back to the Service Provider. Subsequently, the Service Provider receives the assertion, verifies it based on the Identity Provider configuration, and grants the user access to your Joomla website.
Steps to Integrate Authanvil Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Setup Joomla SAML SP plugin
Download the zip file for the miniOrange SAML SP plugin for Joomla.
Login into your Joomla site’s Administrator console.
From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on
Now click on Or Browse for file button to locate and install the plugin file downloaded earlier.
Installation of plugin is successful. Now click on Get Started!
Go to the Service Provider Metadata tab and scroll down to copy the SP-EntityID and the ACS URL.
2. 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:
ACS URL copied from the plugin
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
Name of the first name attribute from IDP
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.
3. Configure Joomla as
In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:
By Uploading Metadata File:
In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup tab, then click on Upload IDP metadata.
By Metadata URL:
Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
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 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 URL
SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
X.509 Certificate Value
X.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document
Click on Save button and then Test Configuration button.
Once the test configuration is successful you will get the following window.
Congratulations we have successfully configured Joomla SAML Service Provider.
Group/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.
Step 6. Redirection & SSO Links.
Go to Login Settings tab. You can add login Url to Perform SAML SSO in your Joomla site by following the steps below.
There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Enable Backend Login for Super Users. To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans.
If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login here.
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 button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at email@example.com.
If you dont hear from us within 24 hours, please feel free to send a follow up email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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