Magento G Suite / Google Apps SSO Login | Single Sign-On (SSO) with G Suite SAML IdP

Magento G Suite / Google Apps SSO Login | Single Sign-On (SSO) with G Suite SAML IdP


Google Apps / G Suite 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps by considering Google Apps / G Suite as IdP (Identity Provider) and Magento as SP (Service Provider). Our SSO plugin provides Unlimited user authentications from Google Apps / G Suite. 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

Magento Single Sign On SSO login with Azure AD, Azure B2C, ADFS, Okta, Keycloak, Salesforce, Ping, Bitium, Gsuite, Shibboleth & many SAML IdPs [24/7 SUPPORT]

 Tested with 2.4.4

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

1. Setup G Suite / Google Apps as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Google Apps as IdP for Magento

miniorange img Configure G Suite / Google Apps 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 Google Apps as the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - Magento SSO - Google Apps SSO Login
  • Go to https://admin.google.com and login with your G Suite administrator account.
  • Navigate to the Apps tab in the left menu and click on Web and mobile apps.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login  Add SAML app
miniorange img Add a SAML App
  • Click on the Add App button, then in the dropdown select Add Custom SAML app tab to create a new saml app.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login Setup own custom app
  • Enter details for your custom SAML app and click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento SSO - Google Apps SSO Login, Setup own custom app1
miniorange img IDP Information
  • Click on Download Metadata button. This will be used for configuring your Service Provider.
  • You can also copy G Suite details like SSO URL, entity ID and Certificate to configure the Service Provider manually and then click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, SAML custom app Basic Information
miniorange img Service Provider Details
  • Enter details from the Service Provider Metadata tab in the SAML SP plugin.
  • ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from the plugin.
    Entity ID Copy and paste the SP Entity ID/ Issuer from the plugin.
    Signed Response Check Signed Response
    Name ID Format EMAIL
  • Click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, Service provider details
miniorange img Attribute Mapping
  • Click on Add Mapping button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
  • Add and select user fields in Google Directory, then map them to Service Provider attributes and Click on Finish button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
miniorange img User Access to Configured App
  • Go to SAML Apps again and click on OFF for everyone .
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps
  • Then, select ON for everyone to activate SSO.
    Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps 1
  • You have successfully configured Google Apps / G Suite as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) Login, ensuring secure Google Apps 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.
  • Google Apps Magento SSO - Google Apps Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - federation metadata
  • To check if your Magento as SP is configured correctly, click the Test Configuration button.
  • Google Apps Magento SSO - Google Apps 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.
  • Google Apps Magento SSO - Google Apps 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.
  • Google Apps Magento SSO - Google Apps Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - role mapping

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


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