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SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) into Panopto using Joomla as IDP

Single Sign-On in Panopto using Joomla IDP allows users to log in to Panopto using Joomla by configuring Panopto as a Service Provider (SP) and Joomla as a SAML Identity Provider (IDP). This guide will take you through a step-by-step process to configure SSO between the two platforms.

What is Panopto?
Panopto is a powerful business intelligence tool used for data visualization in the form of charts, graphs, and more, to gain business insights for better company development. It is an interactive tool that helps business managers and team leaders make quicker and more appropriate decisions. Non-technical staff can also create customized dashboards for their work using Panopto's drag-and-drop interface.

Pre-requisites: Download And Installation

Install Joomla IDP Plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin.
  • Log into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extensions.
  • Panopto SP with Joomla IDP - Joomla Extensions
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla IDP plugin.
  • Panopto SP with Joomla IDP - Download zip file
  • Installation of the plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange SAML IDP Plugin to configure miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin.
  • Panopto SP with Joomla IDP - Get Started

Steps to configure Panopto SSO with Joomla as IDP.

1. Configure Panopto as Service Provider

  • Go to the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, navigate to the Identity Provider tab.
  • Here, you can find the Identity Provider Metadata XML URL/File or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, SAML Logout URL (Premium Feature), and Certificate for SP configuration. Download the XML Metadata by clicking on the button as shown below.
  • Panopto SP with Joomla IDP - Configure Metadata
  • Open a new browser tab or window, Log in to your Panopto Server as Account Administrator.
  • Once logged in, expand the System menu and click Identity Providers.
  • admin view panopto as sp
  • Click the Add Provider link.
  • Select SAML 2.0.From here you can either upload your IDP's metadata file or manually enter the settings for your SAML provider and click Save when complete.
  • Enter the information into the corresponding fields.

  • Provider Type SAML20
    Instance Name Enter name of your Joomla Site.
    Friendly Description This can be anything you'd like; it is just describing your provider. This is how the IDP will be displayed in the sign-in dropdown..
    Bounce Page URL Copy and paste the SAML Login URL.
    Panopto Entity ID https://<panoptoserverURL>/Panopto/Pages/Auth/Login.aspx
    Issuer Copy and paste the IDP-Entity ID.
    Public Key Download and Open the Certificate in Notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
    enter idp info panopto as sp enter idp info panopto as sp

2. Configure Joomla as Identity Provider

  • Now go to Components miniOrange Joomla IDP Service Provider
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider
  • Navigate to the Service Provider tab and complete the fields for Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL, and NameID Format. Refer to this step to get Service Provider details. Fill in the other fields according to your requirements. Click on Save.
  • Enter the following values:

    Service Provider Name Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Service Provider Entity ID.
    ACS URL SP Assertion Consumer Service URL.
    X.509 Certificate (optional)
    [For Signed Request]
    Paste certificate value you copied from the Metadata file.
    NameID Format Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
    Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Now click on Advance Mapping tab. Select the NameID Attribute and then click on Save Button.
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP configurations.

3. Attribute Mapping (Premium Feature)

  • In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, navigate to the Advance Mapping tab.
  • Here, you can configure Custom attribute mapping and also add additional User Attributes.
  • Panopto SP with Joomla IDP - Attribute mapping

You have successfully configured Single Sign-On with Panopto as Service Provider and Joomla as Identity Provider. If you require any further support or, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on

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