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

1. Configure miniOrange as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, miniOrange. 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.
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  • 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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  • Go to miniOrange Admin console and login with your miniOrange credentials.
  • From the left menu, under the Configure section click on the Apps tab.
  • In the right upper corner, select Add Application.
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  • Choose the Application type as SAML/WS-FEED.
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  • In the search apps textbox, type WordPress.
  • Click on the WordPress application.
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  • Fill in the metadata details in the textboxes below manually or you can Import SP Metadata.
  • Custom Application Name App name you like to provide.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Enter SP Entity ID / Issuer from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
    ACS URL Enter ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
    Single Logout URL Enter Single Logout URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
  • Click on Save to add the App.
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  • Under the Login Policy, select the Default from the Group Name dropdown.
  • Enter Policy Name you would like to provide.
  • Select Password from the Login Method dropdown.
  • Click on Save.
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  • Navigate to the Apps in the left menu.
  • Click on the metadata link against your app.
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  • Download the Metadata XML File or note down the given information and keep it handy to configure the Service Provider
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You have successfully configured miniOrange as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving miniOrange 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.
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  • 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.
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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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