Magento SAML Single Sign On SSO using Joomla as Identity Provider (IdP)

Magento SAML Single Sign On SSO using Joomla as Identity Provider (IdP)


Joomla 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 Joomla 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 Joomla 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 Joomla by considering Joomla as IdP (Identity Provider) and Magento as SP (Service Provider). Our SSO plugin provides Unlimited user authentications from Joomla. 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

Installation using Composer:
  • Purchase the miniOrange SAML Single Sign On – SAML SSO Login extension from magento marketplace.
  • Go to My profile -> My Purchases
  • Please ensure you are using correct access keys (My Profile - Access Keys)
  • Paste the access keys in your auth.json file inside your project
  • Use the below command to add the extension to your project.
    "composer require {module_name}:{version}"
  • You can see the module name and list of versions in the selector below the extension module name.
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension.
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Manual Installation:
  • Download the miniOrange SAML Single Sign On – SAML SSO Login extension.
  • Unzip all contents of the zip inside the MiniOrange/SP directory.
  • {Root Directory of Magento} app code MiniOrange SP
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

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 Tested with 2.4.4

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

1. Setup Joomla as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Joomla as IdP for Magento

miniorange img Configure Joomla 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 Joomla as the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Joomla as IDP - Magento SSO - Joomla SSO Login
  • Login with your Joomla Administrator Account credentials.
  • Go to System tab.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), click on System
  • Select Extension from the Install section.
  • Magento SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), click on Extention from install section
  • Click on Install from Web.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), choose install from web
  • Also, you can search for SAML IDP in search box and click on Search Icon then select miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP for Joomla plugin.
  • Search SAML IDP in search box and click search icon and select minioarnge saml 2.0 idp for joomla
  • Click on Install button to enable the plugin into the joomla site.
  • Magento SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla as IdP, install
  • In the Components tab from the left menu sidebar and click on miniOrange Joomla IDP then select Service Provider.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Joomla (IdP), go to components and select miniorange joomla idp then click service provider
  • In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, go to Service Provider tab of the plugin. There are two way to configure miniOrage Joomla IDP SAML Single Sign-On plugin:
    • A. By Upload SP Metadata
    • Click on Upload SP Metadata button.
    • Enter Service Provider Name as per your choice (like: miniOrange, Magento etc)
    • Click on Upload Metadata and click on Upload to fetch your information.
    • You can either Enter Metadata URLand click on Fetch Metadata button.
    • Magento SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) upload SP metadata
      B. Manual Configuration
    • Provide the required settings (i.e. Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format) find to your Identity Provider Joomla and click on Save button to save your configuration.
    • Service Provider Name Enter name of Service Provider as per your choice
      SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy SP Entity ID/Issuer from Service Provider Metadataand paste it.
      ACS URL Copy SP ACS URL from Service Provider Metadata and paste it.
      NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
      Assertion Signed Checked
      Magento SAML Service Provider - Manual configuartion
    • In the miniOrange Joomla IDP plugin, navigate to Identity Provider tab. Here, you can find the IDP metadata such as IDP-EntityID / Issuer, SAML Login URL and Certificate (Optional) which are required to configure the Service Provider (Magento), Copy it and keep it handy.
    • Joomla SAML Identity Provider - In the Identity Provider tab

    You have successfully configured Joomla as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Joomla Single Sign-On (SSO) Login, ensuring secure Joomla Login into 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 in the Federation Metadata document
      Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
      X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document
    • Click on Save button to save all your settings.
    • Joomla Magento SSO - Joomla Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - federation metadata
    • To check if your Magento as SP is configured correctly, click the Test Configuration button.
    • Joomla Magento SSO - Joomla 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.
    • Joomla Magento SSO - Joomla 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.
    • Joomla Magento SSO - Joomla Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - role mapping

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Joomla SAML Single Sign-On (Joomla SSO Login) choosing Joomla 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 Joomla login credentials within minutes.


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