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Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Laravel Passport Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of Laravel Passport Single Sign-on (Laravel Passport SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Laravel Passport SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Laravel Passport OAuth Provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

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Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

Setup Laravel as OAuth Provider With Joomla OAuth Client

1. Install Joomla OAuth Client plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Under Configure OAuth tab. Select Laravel as an OAuth Provider.
  • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

    2. Setup Laravel Passport as OAuth Provider

    • Download Laravel Passport.
    • Create a laravel project on your machine using command and set it up:
    • composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog
    • Install Laravel Passport
    • composer require Laravel/Passport
    • Go to config/app.php and add the below class under, provider section in the app.php file
    • Laravel\Passport\PassportServiceProvider::class,
    • Run php artisan migrate command
    • Run php artisan passport:install command
    • Go to app/User.php model class, add HasApiTokens trait to the code:-
    • namespace App;
      use Laravel\Passport\HasApiTokens;
      use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;
      use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;
      use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;
      class User extends Authenticatable
      {
      use HasApiTokens, Notifiable;
      /**
      * The attributes that are mass assignable.
      *
      * @var array
      */

      protected $fillable = [ 'name', 'email', 'password', ];
      /**
      * The attributes that should be hidden for arrays.
      *
      * @var array
      */

      protected $hidden = [ 'password', 'remember_token', ];
      /**
      * The attributes that should be cast to native types.
      *
      * @var array
      */

      protected $casts = [ 'email_verified_at' => 'datetime', ]; }
    • Go to this path app/Providers and open file AuthServiceProvider.php, add Passport routes to the service code is given below and save it:
    • namespace App\Providers;
      use Laravel\Passport\Passport;
      use Illuminate\Foundation\Support\Providers\AuthServiceProvider as ServiceProvider;
      use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Gate;
      class AuthServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
      {
      /**
      * The policy mappings for the application.
      *
      * @var array
      */

      protected $policies = [ // 'App\Model' => 'App\Policies\ModelPolicy', ];
      /**
      * Register any authentication / authorization services.
      *
      * @return void
      */

      public function boot()
      {
      $this->registerPolicies();
      Passport::routes();
      //
      }
      }
    • Go to config/auth.php change the API driver token to passport as we are going to use Passport library.
    • 'guards' => [
      'web' => [
      'driver' => 'session',
      'provider' => 'users',
      ],
      'api' => [
      'driver' => 'passport',
      'provider' => 'users',
      'hash' => false,
      ],
      ],
    • Now Set up a demo resource you can make an API route in routes/api.php file.
    • To get Client ID and Client Secret run following commands: php artisan passport:client It will ask you the following questions:
    • Which user ID should the client be assigned to?:
      > 1
      What should we name the client?:
      > Demo OAuth2 Client Account
      Where should we redirect the request after authorization?
      [http://localhost/auth/callback]:
      > http://localhost/oauth2_client/callback.php
      New client created successfully.
      Client ID: 1
      Client secret: zMm0tQ9Cp7LbjK3QTgPy1pssoT1X0u7sg0YWUW01

    • To create a UserInfo endpoint manually, in the app/Http/Controllers, create a file UserController.php:
    • use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;
      use Illuminate\Http\Request;
      use App\User;
      class UserController extends Controller
      {
      public function get(Request $request)
      {
      $user_id = $request->get("uid", 0);
      $user = User::find($user_id);
      return $user;
      }
      }
    • Also, register the API route by adding the below line in routes/api.php file:
    • Route::middleware('auth:api')->get('/user/get', 'UserController@get');
    • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
    • Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now you can connect OAuth client with Laravel Passport (OAuth Provider) and the following endpoints are:
      ( Run php artisan serv in cmd to get your-laravel-site-url (Domain). )
    • Authorization endpoint: http://your-laravel-site-url/oauth/authorize
      Token endpoint: http://your-laravel-site-url/oauth/token
      User info endpoint: http://your-laravel-site-url/api/user/get

    3.Attributes Mapping and SSO with Laravel

    • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
    •  Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
    •  Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
    •  Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
    • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your Laravel OAuth Provider.
    • 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 joomlasupport@xecurify.com

    You have successfully configured Joomla as OAuth Client for achieving Joomla Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user authentication.


    In this guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Laravel Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Laravel as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Laravel login credentials within minutes.

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