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

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


Integration of Okta Single Sign-on (Okta 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 Okta 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 Okta 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 Okta as OAuth Provider with Joomla 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 left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Installation of plugin successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Under Configure OAuth tab. Select Okta as a OAuth Provider.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Now copy the Callback / Redirect URL which is needed while configuring Okta as OAuth Server.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Now go to https://www.okta.com/login and log into your Okta account.
  • Go to the Okta Admin panel. Go to Applications -> Applications.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • You will get the following screen. Click on Create App Integration button.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapplication
  • Select sign in method as the OIDC - OpenID Connect option and select Application type as web application, click on Next button.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-select-webplatform
  • You will be redirected to the app details page. Enter App integration name and Sign-in redirect URIs which is copied from Joomla OAuth client plugin. OR You will get that from miniOrange OAuth/OpenID connect Client Plugin's 'Configure OAuth' tab under the Redirect/Callback URL field.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-callbackURL
  • Scroll down and you will see the Assignments section. Select an option for controlled access as Allow everyone in your organization to access, untick the Enable immediate access with Federation Broker Mode and then click on Save button.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-clientcredentials
  • Now you will get the Client ID and Client Secret . Keep handy these credentials for configuring miniOrange OAuth client Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-clientcredentials
  • From right top header, you will get your domain name. keep handy domain name.
  • Note: Copy the Okta domain to configure Joomla OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. eg.( https://dev-32414285-admin.okta.com ) then your domain is dev-32414285.okta.com .


    okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-clientcredentials
  • Paste the Client ID, Client Secret and Domain. Also Set Client Credentials In header then click on Save Settings. Once Settings are saved then click on Test Configuration.
  • okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-clientcredentials
  • Scope & Endpoints are given below, which are required for configuring Joomla as OAuth Client plugin to configure Okta as a custom OAuth or OIDC provider.
  • Scope: openid email
    Authorize Endpoint: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/userinfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://{yourdomain.okta}.com/login/signout?fromURI= <your url>

Attributes Mapping and SSO with Okta

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  Okta 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.
  •  Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) by Okta as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using Okta login credentials in minutes.

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