nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta 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 Okta considering Okta 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) using Okta as IDP - 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 Okta as Identity Provider

1. Configure Okta as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, Okta. 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) using Okta as IDP - SP metadata
  • 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) using Okta as IDP - SP table
  • Login into your Okta Admin dashboard.
  • Then navigate to Applications tab and select Applications.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - add_application
  • Click on the Create App Integration button to create new app.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • Select SAML 2.0 as Sign-On method and Click on Next button.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • In General Settings tab, enter App Name and click on Next button.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • In Configure SAML tab, enter the required details:
  • Single Sign On
    URL
    ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the
    Plugin
    Audience URL
    (SP Entity ID)
    SP Entity ID / Issuer from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the Plugin
    Default
    Relay State
    Relay State from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the Plugin
    Name ID
    Format
    Select E-Mail Address as a Name Id from dropdown list
    Application
    Username
    Okta username
    nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - SAML_SETTINGS
  • Configure Group Attribute Statements (Optional) and click on Next button.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Add_Attributes
Assigning Groups/People
  • Navigate to the application you created and click on the Assignments Tab in Okta.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Assign_groups
  • Click on Assign button to Assign People and Assign Groups.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Assign_groups
  • Once you Assign the user, click on Done button.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Assign_groups
  • Navigate to Sign On tab and under SAML Signing SAML Certificates, click on View SAML setup instructions to get Okta Metadata.
  • You will need this to configure the Service Provider.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Assign_groups
  • You have successfully configured Okta as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) Login, ensuring secure Okta Login into nopCommerce application.

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 Okta account. SAML metadata is shared with Okta so they can update their inbuilt configuration to support Single Sign-On.

2.1: Share SP SAML metadata with Okta

  • Click on Add New IDP to configure nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Add new 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 Okta.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - nopCommerce SP metadata

2.2: Import Okta SAML metadata

  • Under Identity Provider Settings tab, select Okta as your preferred identity provider.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Choose 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.
    • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP -  Upload IDP metadata
    • 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.
    • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - IDP Configuration

3. Testing SAML SSO

  • Before testing, please ensure the following:
    • The nopCommerce (SP) SAML metadata has been exported to Okta (IDP).
    • Importing the Okta (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 correctly.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Click on 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) using Okta as IDP - Test Configuration Result

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.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Attribute Mapping

5. Enabling SSO in your nopCommerce store

  • Enable SSO for your nopCommerce store by dragging the slider as shown below.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Enable SSO
  • Under the Redirection & SSO link tab, use the URL labeled as Your Store SSO Link in your store to initiate the SSO.
  • nopCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) using Okta as IDP - Store SSO Link

Additional Resources

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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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