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

1. Configure Google Apps as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, Google Apps. 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
  • Go to https://admin.google.com and login with your G Suite administrator account.
  • Navigate to the Apps tab in the left menu and click on Web and mobile apps.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login  Add SAML app
Add a SAML App
  • Click on the Add App button, then in the dropdown select Add Custom SAML app tab to create a new saml app.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login Setup own custom app
  • Enter details for your custom SAML app and click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Setup own custom app1
IDP Information
  • Click on Download Metadata button. This will be used for configuring your Service Provider.
  • You can also copy G Suite details like SSO URL, entity ID and Certificate to configure the Service Provider manually and then click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, SAML custom app Basic Information
Enter SP metadata in IDP
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Attribute Mapping
  • Click on Add Mapping button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
  • Add and select user fields in Google Directory, then map them to Service Provider attributes and Click on Finish button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
User access to configured app
  • Go to SAML Apps again and click on OFF for everyone .
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps
  • Then, select ON for everyone to activate SSO.
    Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps 1

You have successfully configured G Suite / Google Apps as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving G Suite / Google Apps 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.
  • 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

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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