Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with NextCloud Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of Nextcloud Single Sign-on (Nextcloud SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Nextcloud SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Nextcloud OAuth provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

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Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

Setup Nextcloud as OAuth Provider with Joomla as OAuth Client

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Sign-in with an administrator account to your Nextcloud server.
  • Open the menu in the top-right corner and select Settings. On the next page, select the Security in the "Administration" section on the left.
  • Nextcloud Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Nextcloud SSO, security-tab
  • At the bottom of the next page you see the list of registered clients, (which is empty initially). Below "Add client", enter the name of your OAuth Client in the first field (Name). Note that the name that you enter here will be displayed to your client users.
  • In the second field (Redirection URI), enter the URL of your OAuth Client which is copied from here.
  • Nextcloud Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Nextcloud SSO, security-tab
  • Click Add to save. Afterwards, you will get Client Identifier and Secret .
  • Nextcloud Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Nextcloud SSO, click-add
  • Now you can connect OAuth client with NextCloud (OAuth Provider) and the following endpoints are:

  • Scope: user:read:email
    Authorization endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/authorize
    Token endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/api/v1/token
    User info endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/ocs/v2.php/cloud/user?format=json

Attributes Mapping and SSO with NextCloud

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
  •  NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla Nextcloud Single Sign-On (SSO) by Nextcloud as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using Nextcloud login credentials in minutes.

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