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SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in TYPO3 (SP) | TYPO3 – Moodle SSO Login

SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in TYPO3 (SP) | TYPO3 – Moodle SSO Login

Moodle SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with TYPO3 as SAML IdP . TYPO3 SAML IdP extenstion gives you the ability to use your TYPO3 credentials to login into Moodle. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Moodle as SP (Service Provider) and TYPO3 as IDP (Identity Provider).

Pre-requisites: Download and Installation

1. Installing SAML IDP extension in TYPO3
  • Download the zip file of the SAML IDP extension from TYPO3 marketplace
  • Go to your TYPO3 backend, and click on Extensions section at the left side of your screen.
  • Upload the zip file, as represented in the below image or you can unzip the plugin zip into 'Typo3 root folder/typo3conf/ext' directory.
  • Typo3 SAML idp SSO plugin
  • Now search for the "miniOrange SAML IDP" in Installed extensions section and activate the extension by clicking on activate button.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO create frontend
  • After installation, click on the newly installed extension "miniOrange SAML IDP extension" for TYPO3 SSO and login with your registered miniOrange credentials.
  • After entering username and password you will require license key to proceed further if you are a premium customer. (You will get this key from the miniOrange team. After entering license key, you can activate the license and proceed further.)
  • If you are not a premium customer you can direcly login submitting miniOrange credentials.
  • After successful login, you can see the details related to your account.
  • Now you are ready to configure your Service Provider. But, it's important to integrate frontend first.
2. Integrate extension with TYPO3
  • Now you have to design your frontend by left clicking on the Home tab then click on New Subpage
  • Typo3 SAML SSO create frontend
  • You need to add STANDARD page within the HOME page.
  • Enter the Standard Page name as: FESAML.
  • FESAML page Typo3 Single Sign-On
  • Click on FESAML Page and click on Add content. Go to plugins and add FESAML Plugin.
  • Typo3 SAML login add content
  • Navigate to plugin tab and select FESAML plugin. Add website users in Record Storage Page and save the settings.
  • Typo3 login add website users
  • If you need to make changes in URL segment, which will also be your initial SSO URL, right click on FESAML page, select edit and click on "toggle URL" button to set URL according to your way.
  • Typo3 SAML sign-in edit SSO URL
  • Also, you must create at least one group as TYPO3 doesn’t allow to create users unless there’s one usergroup at least.
  • To create group go to list tab from the left panel, click on Website users folder and hit the "+" button at the top of the screen.
  • create group Typo3 OIDC single sign on
  • Now select Websiteuser group ? from the list.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO website users group
  • Insert Group Name in group title section and click on Save button at the top. User group will be created.
  • User group created Typo3 SAML SSO
  • You can also create a SSO button on login page. Click on Home, proceed to the +Content option.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO add content
  • Switch to Special elements tab and select Plain HTML.
  • Plain html to create miniorange SSO button
  • Here what you will be doing is, you are adding SSO login button, URL in the button section will be of FESAML Standard Page.
  • The code snippet to do so is mentioned in the given image. Enter the code and hit the Save button at the top.
  • SSO button on frontend Typo3 SAML SSO
  • Now you can configure plugin in the backend.

Steps to configure Moodle SAML Single Sign-on ( SSO ) Login into TYPO3

1. Configure Moodle as Service Provider

  • Go to Moodle site.
  • Install and activate the miniOrange SAML SP module on your Moodle site, which acts as a Service Provider.
  • Go to the miniOrange SAML SP module, navigate to the Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the Service Provider metadata such as SP Entity ID , ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL, Audience URI and NameID format which is required to configure the Identity Provider.
  • moodle SAML SP single sign on ( sso ) upload metadata

    miniorange img Instructions:

  • Go to TYPO3 site.
  • Install and activate the miniOrange SAML IDP extenstion ( TYPO3 as SAML IDP ) on your TYPO3 which is acts as an Identity Provider.
  • Go to the TYPO3 SAML IDP extension, navigate to the SP Settings tab.
  • Enter the values corresponding to the information from the Service Provider. Refer to the table below.

  • Service provider name Moodle
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy the SP EntityID from the Service Provider Setup tab in miniorange SAML SP module from your moodle site.
    ACS URL Copy the ACS URL from the Service Provider Setup tab in miniorange SAML SP module from your moodle site.

    TYPO3 saml idp service provider
  • Click on the Save Configuration button to save your configurations.
  • Go to the IDP Metadata tab. Here you can find information for configuring the Service Provider ( SP ).
  • TYPO3 saml idp upload metadata

2. Configure TYPO3 as Identity Provider

  • In the miniOrage SAML Identity Provider extension, go to SP Settings tab of the extension.
  • Provide the required settings (i.e. Service provider name, SP Entity ID/Issuer, ACS URL, Relaystate) find to your Service Provider Moodle and click on Save button to save your configuration.
  • Moodle Single Sign-On - download xml metadata file and upload it service provider setup tab of TYPO3

3. SSO Testing

  • Open a new browser or private incognito window and enter your Moodle URL, which will redirect you to the TYPO3 login screen.
  • Enter your TYPO3 credentials and click the log in button.
  • If you are redirected to your Moodle start page and successfully logged in, your configuration is correct.

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