SAML Single Sign-On into Magento using Absorb LMS | Absorb LMS SSO | Login using Absorb LMS

SAML Single Sign-On into Magento using Absorb LMS | Absorb LMS SSO | Login using Absorb LMS


Absorb LMS Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Magento [SAML] can be achieved by using our Magento SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Our SSO solution will make Magento SAML 2.0 compliant Service Provider establishing trust between the Magento site and Absorb LMS to securely authenticate and login users to the Magento site. Our Magento Single Sign-On (SSO) solution helps to secure Magento sites behind the SSO login so that users are authenticated using their Absorb LMS login credentials. Seamless support for advanced SSO features like Attribute / Custom Mapping, Role Mapping etc.

SAML allows information to be exchanged between Service Providers and Identity Providers; SAML is the integration of Service Providers and Identity Providers. When a user attempts to log in, your Service provider delivers SAML assertions to Identity Provider, which contain information about the user. The assertion is received by Identity Provider, which validates it against your Service Provider settings before allowing the user access to your org.

Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML Single Sign-On SSO login between Magento site and Absorb LMS by considering Absorb LMS as IdP (Identity Provider) and Magento as SP (Service Provider). Our SSO plugin provides Unlimited user authentications from Absorb LMS. To know more about other features we provide in you Magento SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

  • Download the miniOrange SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO)plugin from Magento Marketplace.
  • Go to magento root directory.
  • Create the new directories MiniOrange/SP inside the app/code directory.
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the plugin
  •       1. php bin/magento setup:upgrade
          2. php bin/magento setup:di:compile

Steps to configure Absorb LMS SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Magento SAML SP

1. Setup Absorb LMS as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Absorb LMS as IdP for Magento

miniorange img Configure Absorb LMS as IdP
  • In the Magento SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. In this tab you will find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure Absorb LMS as the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Absorb LMS as IDP - Magento SSO - Absorb LMS SSO Login
  • Login to the Absorb admin portal as a System Admin and navigate to Portal Settings. From Portal Settings, there is a button in the right-side menu labelled Manage SSO Settings. If you can't see this button, please contact your Absorb Client Success Manager to discuss enabling the feature.
  • Configure Absorb LMS as IDP Magento Absorb LMS IdP admin portal
  • Click Add at the bottom of the page.
  • Now in the Name field you can enter some descriptive connection name of your choice. This name is only visible to admins.
  • Configure Absorb LMS as IDP - Magento SAML - Absorb LMS SSO app name
  • In the Method field select SAML.
  • In the Key field enter the Service provider certificate which you can get from the miniOrange SAML plugin under the Service Provider Setup tab.
  • Configure Absorb LMS as IDP - Magento SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) - Absorb LMS SSO key field
  • In the Id Property field select the Absorb user profile field that Absorb should send as the NameID in the SAML assertion. This should be a unique identifier for learners.
  • The Assertion Consumer Service Url can be left blank as it should be provided to Absorb via the SAML Request. However if you are experiencing issues, you can hard code an ACS URL which you can get from the Service Provider Setup tab of the miniOrange SAML plugin.
  • Set the Signature Type to SHA1.
  • Include User Data: You can opt to send user data from the Absorb LMS to Magento site in addition to the SAML Response by enabling this toggle.
  • If OFF: No attributes will be included in the response.

    If ON: Absorb will append the following LMS attributes to the SAML Response in the AttributeStatement:

    • FirstName
    • LastName
    • Email
    • UserId
    • Username
    • UserExternalId
    • EmployeeNumber
    • JobTitle
    • DepartmentId
    • DepartmentName
    • ExternalDepartmentId
    • IsAdmin
    Magento SAML SSO Absorb LMS as IDP attributes
  • Include Custom Fields: You can select to include any custom user fields present in the Absorb LMS as part of the attributes returned in the SAML Response.
  • Note: This field is only visible if Include User Data is on.

    Magento SAML 2.0 Single Sign-On(SSO)include custom fields

You have successfully configured Absorb LMS as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Absorb LMS SSO login into your magento Site.

2. Configure Magento as SP (Service Provider)

  • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
  • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID obtained from your IdP
    Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL obtained from your IdP
    X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate obtained from your IdP
  • Click on Save button to save all your settings.
  • Absorb LMS Magento SSO - Absorb LMS Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - federation metadata
  • To check if your Magento as SP is configured correctly, click the Test Configuration button.
  • Absorb LMS Magento SSO - Absorb LMS Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Test configuration

3: Attribute Mapping (Optional). *This is Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Magento user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Magento site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Magento user details.
  • Only NameID can be mapped to Magento's Email and Username characteristics with the free plugin. Multiple user attributes from the IdP, on the other hand, can be mapped to Magento attributes in the premium version of the plugin. You can map custom attributes that you've added to your IdP in addition to the default attributes.
  • When a user performs SSO, the NameID value sent by the IdP will get mapped to the email and the username of the Magento user.
  • Absorb LMS Magento SSO - Absorb LMS Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - attribute mapping
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider (IdP)
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

4: Role Mapping (Optional). *This is Premium feature.

  • You can specify a default role in the free plugin that will be allocated to all non-admin users when they conduct SSO.
  • Go to Attribute/Role mapping tab and navigate to Role Mapping section.
  • Select the Default Role and click on the Save button.
  • Magento SAML Absorb LMS Single Sign-On(SSO) Login- role mapping

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Absorb LMS SAML Single Sign-On (Absorb LMS SSO Login) choosing Absorb LMS as IdP and Magento as SP using Magento SAML Sigle Sign-On (SSO) Login plugin .This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Magento site using Absorb LMS login credentials within minutes.


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