OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla using NextCloud | NextCloud SSO Login




What is OAuth / OpenID?


OAuth Server / OpenID Connect Server (OAuth 2.0 Server) also known as Authorization Server, It is the modern standard for securing access to APIs & implements network protocol flows which allow a client (OAuth Client) to act on behalf of a user. OAuth Server allows clients to verify the identity of end-users based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server and also to obtain basic profile (Scope) information about the end-users in an interoperable and REST-like manner.


How does OAuth / OpenID work?


OAuth 2.0 Server is used to set up any Application as Identity Server to allow users to Single Sign-On / Login into their client site/application with login using OAuth / OpenID Connect protocol flows. The primary goal of this OAuth 2.0 server / Oauth Provider is to allow users to interact with multiple apps without requiring them to store sensitive credentials. You can easily configure an OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect server to protect your API with access tokens, or allow clients to request new access tokens and refresh them.


Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into Joomla using NextCloud as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure the plugin using different Oauth providers such as Azure B2C, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between Joomla and NextCloud. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to Joomla from NextCloud.

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Step 1: Configure NextCloud as an OAuth / OpenID Connect Server:

  • 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.
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, 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 followed.
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, security-tab
  • Click Add to save. Afterwards, you will get Client Identifier and Secret .
  • Joomla NextCloud OAuth/OpenID, click-add
  • Now you can connect OAuth client with NextCloud (OAuth Provider) and the following endpoints are:

  • 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

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • oauth provider the zip for Joomla
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider plugin
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider zip
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client Configure OAuth tab from the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth Client
  • Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab joomla oauth provider OAuth tab
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click hereto check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

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