Login using Joomla Users ( Joomla as SAML IDP ) plugin gives you the ability to use your Joomla credentials to log into Salesforce. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Salesforce as Service Provider and Joomla as an Identity Provider.
Steps for Integration of Joomla Single Sign-On (SSO) with Salesforce as Service Provider
1. Download and setup Joomla SAML IDP Plugin
Download the zip file for the miniOrange SAML IDP plugin for Joomla from the link here.
Login into your Joomla site’s Administrator console.
From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extensions.
Here click on Browse for file button to locate and install the plugin file downloaded earlier.
Once Installation of plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange SAML IDP plugin.
Then go to the Identity Provider tab, scroll down and copy the IDP Entity ID/Issuer and the SAML Login URL.
2. Configure Salesforce as the Service Provider (SP)
Open a new browser tab or window, Log in to your Salesforce account as Account Admin.
Select either Salesforce Classic: Navigate to Setup > Security Controls > Single Sign-On Settings.
Or Salesforce Lightening Experience: Click the gear icon, then navigate to Setup > Identity > Single Sign-On Settings.
On the Single Sign-On Settings page, click Edit.
Check the SAML Enabled box to enable the use of SAML Single-Sign On, then click Save.
Click New to open SAML Single Sign-On Settings.
Enter a name of your choice
Make sure this is set to 2.0. This should be enabled by default.
Copy and paste the IDP-Entity URL/Issuer from IDP Metadata tab
Identity Provider Certificate
Download the Certificate from IDP Metadata Open it in notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
Identity Provider Login URL
Copy and paste the SAML Login URL from IDP Metadata tab
Custom Logout URL
Copy and paste the SAML Logout URL from IDP Metadata tab
Enter an API name of your choice.
If you have a custom domain setup, use https://[customDomain].my.salesforce.com If you do not have a custom domain setup, use https://saml.salesforce.com
Copy your Login URL value.
3. Configuring Joomla as Identity Provider (IDP)
In Joomla SAML IDP plugin, go to Service Provider Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:
By Metadata URL :
Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
Enter Metadata URL (Copied from Salesforce) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata File:
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
Manual Configuration :
Under Service Provider tab and fill in the Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format. You will get these details from the Service Provider that you are using. Fill in the other fields according to your requirements.
Service Provider Name
Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
SP Entity ID or Issuer
Service Provider Entity ID .
SP Assertion Consumer Service URL .
X.509 Certificate (optional) [For Signed Request]
Paste certificate value you copied from the Metadata file .
If you would like to test out the plugin to ensure your business use case is fulfilled, we do provide a 7-day trial. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a trial. You can create an account with us using this link.
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If you face any issues or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com . In case you want some additional features to be included in the plugin, please get in touch with us, and we can get that custom-made for you. Also, If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you Setup the Joomla SAML IDP Single Sign-On plugin.
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