nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Azure AD as IDP | Azure AD 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 Azure AD considering Azure AD 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.
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    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 Azure AD as Identity Provider

1. Configure Azure AD as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, Azure AD. 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.
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  • Log in to Azure AD Portal
  • Select Azure Active Directory.
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  • Select Enterprise Application.
  • nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enterprise registrations
  • Click on New Application.
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  • Click on Create your own Application.
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  • Enter the name for your app, then select Non-gallery application section and click on Create button.
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  • Click on Setup Single sign-on .
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  • Select the SAML  tab.
  • nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add Non-Gallery Application
  • After clicking on Edit, enter the SP Entity ID for Identifier and the ACS URL for Reply URL from Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin.
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  • By default, the following Attributes will be sent in the SAML response. You can view or edit the claims sent in the SAML response to the application under the Attributes tab.
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  • Copy the App Federation Metadata Url to get the Endpoints required for configuring your Service Provider.
  • nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) - Setup SAML 2.0
  • Assign users and groups to your SAML application
    • Navigate to Users and groups tab and click on Add user/group.
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    • Click on Users to assign the required user and then click on select.
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    • You can also assign a role to your application under Select Role section.
    • You have successfully configured Azure AD as SAML IdP ( Identity Provider) for achieving Azure AD SSO login into your nopCommerce application.

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.
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4. Attribute Mapping

  • Map Attribute Names provided by your IdP with your store attributes, under Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
  • Click on Save button.
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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.
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Additional Resources

Need Help?

Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on nopcommercesupport@xecurify.com 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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