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

1. Configure WordPress as IDP

  • You need to send your SP metadata to identity provider, WordPress. 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
  • Navigate to the WordPress site.
  • Install and activate the SAML & WSFED IDP ( SSO using WordPress Users ) plugin on your WordPress site which is acting as Identity Provider.
  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab.
  • Enter the values corresponding to the information from the Service Provider. Refer to the table below.
  • Service Provider Name Name of your Service Provider.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from the Service Provider
    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from the Service Provider.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked
    nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Configure setting
  • Click on the Save button to save your configurations.
  • Go to the IDP Metadata tab. Here you can find information for configuring the Service Provider.
  • You can also download the metadata XML file, by clicking on the download link.
  • nopCommerce SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) download metadata

You have successfully configured WordPress as identity provider.

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

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