nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Auth0 as IDP | Auth0 SSO

nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for your nopCommerce applications. Using Single Sign-On you can use only one password to access your nopCommerce application and services. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) between nopCommerce and Auth0 considering Auth0 as IdP. To know more about the features we provide for nopCommerce SSO, click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

    Download from nopCommerce Dashboard
  • To download the plugin zip, login as admin into your nopCommerce store. In the admin dashboard, go to Configuration Tab > All Plugins and Themes or search for All Plugins and Themes in the Admin search bar.
  • Search for the SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - miniOrange plugin and click the Download button to get the zip.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) - install plugin
    From nopCommerce marketplace
  • You can download the plugin zip file from nopCommerce store - nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • To install the plugin, login as admin into your nopCommerce website. In the admin dashboard, go to Configuration Tab >> Local plugins.
  • On the top right corner of the page select the Upload plugin or theme button to upload the downloaded plugin zip. Follow the instructions further to install the plugin.

Steps to configure nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Auth0 as Identity Provider.

1. Configure Auth0 as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, Auth0. For SP metadata, use the SP metadata URL or download the SP metadata as a .xml file and upload it at your IdP end. You can find both these options under the Service Provider Metadata tab.
  • nopcommerce Single Sign On (SSO) service provider spmetadata
  • Alternatively, you can manually add the SP Entity ID and ACS URL from Service Provider metadata tab in the plugin to your IdP configurations.
  • nopcommerce Single Sign On (SSO) service provider sptable
  • Log in to your Auth0 dashboard.
  • Click on Applications.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Navigate to Applications
  • Click on Create Application.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add or create application
  • A new window will pop-up. Enter a name for the application and select Regular Web App. Click on CREATE button.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Choose regular Web app
  • Select the Addons tab.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Select SAML SSO Add-ons
  • Enable SAML2 option in the addons. It will open up a Configuration window.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enable SAML 2.0 Add-on webapp
  • Enter Application Callback URL, Audience, Recipient and other settings using SP entity ID and ACS URL copied from the plugin as shown below:
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add SP entity ID and URL from Plugin
  • Scroll down and click on Save.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Save entity ID
  • Go to the Usage tab and click on the Identity Provider Metadata download link. It will download the metadata XML file which you'll need for setting up the SAML plugin.
  •  nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - IDP metadata download

You have successfully configured Auth0 as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Auth0 SSO login into your nopCommerce applications.

2. Configure nopCommerce as SP (SSO Plugin)

  • After configuring SP metadata in IDP, you will have to configure IDP metadata in the plugin.
  • To configure the IDP metadata, there are two methods:
  • To upload IdP's metadata, you can use the Upload IdP metadata button, if you have the IdP metadata URL or the IdP metadata .xml file.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign On (SSO) - upload IDP metadata
  • Alternatively, you can copy the IDP Entity ID and Single Sign-On Url values from the IdP and fill them up under the Identity Provider Settings tab.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign On (SSO) - IDP Settings

    3. Test Configuration

    • Click the Test Configuration button to verify if you have configured the plugin correctly.
    • On successful configuration, you will get Attribute Name and Attribute Values in Test Configuration window.
    • nopCommerce Single Sign On (SSO) - Test Configuration

    4. Attribute Mapping

    • Map Attribute Names provided by your IdP with your store attributes, under Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
    • Click on Save button.
    • nopCommerce Single Sign On (SSO) - Attribute Mappings

    5. Enabling SSO in your nopCommerce store

    • Under the Redirection & SSO link tab, use the URL labeled as Your Store SSO Link in your store to initiate the SSO.
    • Please make sure the Enable SSO checkbox is enabled under the Identity Provider Tab.
    • nopCommerce Single Sign On (SSO) - Add SSO functionality

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    Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on and we'll help you set up SSO with your IDP and for quick guidance (via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.

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