Blackboard SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) | Login using Joomla into Blackboard SSO

Blackboard SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) | Login using Joomla into Blackboard SSO


Single Sign-On SSO into Blackboard using Joomla IdP, Login into Blackboard using Joomla, by configuring Blackboard as SP and Joomla as SAML IDP. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Blackboard as Service Provider (SP) and Joomla as an Identity Provider (IDP).

If your users are stored in the Joomla database and if you want to login to your Blackboard site/applications by using Joomla's user's credentials then you can use this setup guide to configure it.



Pre-requisites : Download And Installation




Steps for Integration of Joomla Single Sign-On (SSO) with Blackboard as Service Provider

1. Configure Blackboard as the Service Provider (SP)

  • Login to your Blackboard site as Admin.
  • Navigate to System Admin and click on Authentication.
  • Select Create Provider, click on SAML and then enter the following details.
  • Name Joomla
    Authentication Provider Set as Active
    User Lookup Method Username
    Restrict by Hostname Select Use this provider for any host names
    Link Text Type the title for the link as you want it to appear on the Blackboard Learn login page
  • Select Save and Configure.
  • To configure Service Provider follow the steps given below.
Entity ID Enter a value that describes this Blackboard Environment (i.e. 'BlackBoardProd')
Enable Automatic SSO Checked
Single Logout Service Type Select Post and Redirect
    Blackboard SSO login using Joomla | Login using Joomla into Blackboard
  • Click on Generate to download the SP metadata for configuring your Joomla site.
  • Select the Compatible Data Sources from the list that this authentication provider should be compatible with. This is important when the authentication provider contains accounts that are shared with existing data sources. If the user exists and is associated with a data source that is not ticked the user will not be successfully authenticated.
  • Blackboard SSO login using Joomla | Login using Joomla into Blackboard
  • Select the checkbox to have the system automatically create a new account for the user if their information is not found.
  • In the Error Message text box, you can provide a custom message for users in case SAML authentication doesn't work as expected.
  • Select Point Identity Provider for the Identity Provider Type and enter the following details.
  • Metadata URL You can get the Metadata URL from the IDP Metadata of the plugin
    Metadata File Upload the metadata file downloaded from Joomla
    Remote User ID Select NameID as the Remote User ID
  • You have configured Blackboard successfully.

2: Configuring Joomla as Identity Provider (IDP)



  • Download SAML 2.0 IdP for Joomla from Here.
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla 4 website :–
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • From the dashboard of Joomla 4 site. Click on System to install the plugin
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Under System Install Extentions .
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Drag and drop your miniorange-joomla-saml-idp.zip file in the area indicated in the image below or browse and select the file to install the plugin.
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Now go to Components miniOrange Joomla IDP Service Provider
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • 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. 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
  • Click on NameID Attribute tab. Select the NameID Attribute and then click on Save Button.
  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO

    Miniorange Joomla SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) supports multiple known SPs like Panopto, Lucid charts, Agylia LMS, Moodle, Inkling SP, Zendesk, Tableau, Owncloud, miniOrange Wordpress SAML SP, Drupal SAML SP, Workplace by Facebook, Salesforce, Zoho, Klipfolio and many more.

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

  • Download SAML 2.0 IdP for Joomla from Here.

     Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla website :–
    [host]/[sitename]/administrator/index.php

    Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • From the navigation menu on top go to Extensions Manage Install.

    Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Drag and drop your miniorange-joomla-saml-idp.zip file in the area indicated in the image below or browse and select the file to install the plugin.

    Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO
  • Go to 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. 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
  • Click on NameID Attribute tab. Select the NameID Attribute and then click on Save Button.


  • Login using Joomla into Service provider | Joomla SAML Single Sign-On SSO

    Miniorange Joomla SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) supports multiple known SPs like Panopto, Lucid charts, Agylia LMS, Moodle, Inkling SP, Zendesk, Tableau, Owncloud, miniOrange WordPress SAML SP, Drupal SAML SP, Workplace by Facebook, Salesforce, Zoho, Klipfolio and many more.

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

Additional Resources.

Free Trial:

If you would like to test out the plugin to ensure your business use case is fulfilled, we do provide a 7-day trial for premium version. Please drop us an email at joomlasupport@xecurify.com 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 joomlasupport@xecurify.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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