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Drupal can be set as a centralized identity provider or an authentication source for the users across other applications via Single Sign-On (SSO). This document will walk you through the steps of integrating Drupal as SAML 2.0 IdP and as Service Provider (SP) using the miniOrange SAML IDP module. This will allow you to manage users and their permissions in a place and at the same time the users can access multiple applications with single credentials. The module is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal 9, and Drupal 10.

Installation Steps 

  • Download the module:
    composer require 'drupal/miniorange_saml_idp'
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange SAML Identity Provider using the search box.
  • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at
  • Install the module:
    drush en miniorange_saml_idp
  • Clear the cache:
     drush cr
  • Configure the module at
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module button.
  • Install the Drupal SAML IDP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Identity Provider module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
  • Click on Enable newly added modules.
  • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at

Drupal SAML IdP Metadata:

  • After installing the module on your Drupal site, in the Administration menu → navigate to Configuration → People → Drupal SAML IDP Configuration. (/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml_idp/idp_setup)
  • Configuration-Drupal-Click-on-miniOrange-SAML-IDP-Configuration
  • Navigate to the IDP Metadata tab. Copy the Entity ID/Issuer, SAML Login URL, and X.509 Certificate. Keep it handy. (This is required in order to set up as a SAML SP)
  • Drupal-SAML-IDP-Entity-ID-Certificate-Copy

Configure SAML SSO Application in ClicData:

  • Login to your site as an Account Admin.
  • Click on the profile photo then go to the Administration.
  • Navigate to the Security → Open (Infront of SSO).
  • Select Custom SAML 2.0 from SSO Provider.
  • select-custom-saml-2.0
  • Under Provider Information, Enter the information into the corresponding fields from Drupal. fields Identity Provider fields
    SAML SSO URL IDP-EntityID/Issuer
    Identity Provider Issuer SAML Login URL
    Public Certificate Certificate
  • Select All users except guest must use SSO authentication (Recommended) from the Login Restrictions Policy.
  • SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using (SP) - Select Login Restriction Policy
  • Click on Activate.
  • You will get Metadata URL as per below formate. Keep it handy. (This is required in order to set up Drupal as a SAML IDP)


Configuring Drupal as Identity Provider:

  • Navigate to the Identity Provider Setup tab of the Drupal SAML IDP module.
  • Go to the Upload SP Metadata section and paste the metadata url from Click on the Fetch Metadata button.
  • Now click on the Test link to verify your configuration. If your configurations are correct then you will get the homepage of the site in the test configuration window.
  • Drupal-SAML-IDP-Select-Test-Configure

You have successfully configured the SAML SSO between as SAML SP and Drupal as SAML IDP.

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