nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with Google Apps as IDP
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
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.
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
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.
Alternatively, you can manually add the SP Entity ID and ACS URL from
Service Provider metadata tab in the plugin to your IdP
Navigate to the Apps tab in the left menu and click on
Web and mobile apps.
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.
Enter details for your custom SAML app and click on Continue button.
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
Enter SP metadata in IDP
Click on Add Mapping button.
Add and select user fields in Google Directory, then map them to Service
Provider attributes and Click on Finish button.
User access to configured app
Go to SAML Apps again and click on
OFF for everyone .
Then, select ON for everyone to activate SSO.
You have successfully configured G Suite / Google Apps as SAML IdP (Identity
Provider) for achieving G Suite / Google Apps SSO login into your nopCommerce
2. Configure nopCommerce as SP (SSO Plugin)
Note: After installation of the plugin, we need to setup the trust
between your nopCommerce application and your Google account. SAML metadata is
shared with Google so they can update their inbuilt configuration to support
2.1: Share SP SAML metadata with Google
Click on Add New IDP to configure nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)
using Google as IDP.
Under Service Provider Metadata tab, you can either copy-paste the
metadata URL on your IDP side or download the SP metadata as
an XML file. Additionally, you have the choice to manually copy and paste
Base URL, SP Entity ID, and ACS URL.
Share SAML metadata with Google.
2.2: Import Google SAML metadata
Under Identity Provider Settings tab, select Google as your
preferred identity provider.
There are two methods for configuring nopCommerce as service provider:
To upload IDP's metadata, you can either provide the
metadata URL or upload XML file.
Alternatively, under the Identity Provider Settings tab, you can
manually fill in the mandatory fields like IDP Name,
IDP Entity ID and Single Sign-On URL and hit Save.
3. Testing SAML SSO
Before testing, please ensure the following:
The nopCommerce (SP) SAML metadata has been exported to Google (IDP).
Importing the Google (IDP) SAML metadata in nopCommerce (SP).
Hover on Select Action and click on the
Test Configuration button to verify if you have configured the plugin
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.
4. Attribute Mapping
After successful test configuration, click on
Edit Configuration and navigate to Attribute Mapping section.
On the right side, you can see the IDP response table, map attribute names
provided by your IDP with your store attributes, under
Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
Click on Save button.
5. Enabling SSO in your nopCommerce store
Enable SSO for your nopCommerce store by dragging the slider as shown below.
Under the Redirection & SSO link tab, use the URL labeled as
Your Store SSO Link in your store to initiate the SSO.
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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