Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with LinkedIn Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of LinkedIn Single Sign-on (LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn identity 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.

Plugin Download and Video Setup Guide


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 LinkedIn as OAuth Provider with Joomla as OAuth Client

  • 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.
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  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
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  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
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  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
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  • First of all, go to https://www.linkedin.com/developers/login in order to create a new application. Click on Create Application button to create a new application.
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  • Enter the required details and click on the Submit button to save your changes.
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  • Click on Auth tab to enter details of Joomla OAuth Client.
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  • Copy the Client Id and the Client Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin under Client Id and the Client Secret text fields respectively.
  •  Joomla SSO with LinkedIn sso Update-configuration
  • Copy the Redirect/ Callback URl from here of Joomla OAuth Clientv plugin and enter it under OAuth 2.0 -> Authorized Redirect URLs textbox. Click on the Add button adjacent to the text box to save it. Finally, click on the Update button to save your configurations.
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  • Go to the products tab and select Share on LinkedIn then select Sign in with LinkedIn .
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  • 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.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

LinkedIn Endpoints and Scope:


Client ID : from the step above
Client Secret : from the step above
Scope: r_emailaddress r_liteprofile w_member_social
Authorize Endpoint: https://www.linkedin.com/oauth/v2/authorization
Access Token Endpoint: https://www.linkedin.com/oauth/v2/accessToken
Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.linkedin.com/v2/me
Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://YOUR_DOMAIN/v2/logout?client_id=YOUR_CLIENT_ID&returnTo=LOGOUT_URL

Attributes Mapping and SSO with LinkedIn

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  Salesforce 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.
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  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
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Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla LinkedIn Single Sign-On (SSO) by LinkedIn as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using LinkedIn login credentials in minutes.

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