SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using Google Apps | Google Apps SSO | Login using Google Apps
miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to Google apps using SAML 2.0 protocol. The miniOrange Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin is simple to set up Google apps 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 Google apps 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 Google apps by considering Google apps 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.
Free Configuration Support and Trial
If you want any assistance or support while configuring a plugin or integrating Google apps with Joomla, then click on the Free Configuration Setup button.
We provide a 7-day full feature trial of our license version of the plugin where you can thoroughly test out all the features of the plugin on your site. Click on the Free Business Trial button if you want us to set up the trial for you.
On the Admin Home, From left menu bar click on Apps -> Overview.
In the Apps, select Web and mobile apps.
Click on Add App then click on Add custom SAML app.
Enter the Application details and then click on CONTINUE .
Then under Google Identity Provider details tab you will get metadata of Google apps. Click on Download Metadata button. Then click on CONTINUE .
Configure the following things on Service provider details tab and then click on CONTINUE.
ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL from the plugin under Service Provider Metadata Tab.
SP-EntityID / Issuer from the plugin under Service Provider Metadata Tab.
Select Basic Information from the first dropdown. Then Primary Email from the second dropdown.
Select attributes by clicking on ADD MAPPING button. Then click on Finish button.
Click on User access to change the Service status.
Change the Service status to ON for everyone . Then click on SAVE button.
Configure Google Apps / G Suite 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 Google Apps) 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 Google Apps as Identity Provider.
Group mapping helps you to assign specific Group to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider (IDP).
While auto registering, the users are assigned Group based on the group they are mapped to.
6. Redirection & SSO Links- Premium
Feature (Included with Business
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
miniorange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Salesforce, Shibboleth, Onelogin, Okta,
SimpleSamlPhp, Google apps, Bitium, OpenAM, miniorange IDP, Centrify and many more.
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