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DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) Using IdentityServer3 As OAuth Provider

The DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) module enables OAuth Single Sign-On for your DotNetNuke applications. You can use Single Sign-On to access your DotNetNuke site and services with a single password. Our module works with all OAuth compliant identity providers. Here is a step-by-step guide for configuring Single Sign-On (SSO) between DNN and IdentityServer3 using IdentityServer3 as the OAuth Provider. Click here to learn more about the various capabilities we offer for DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO).

Pre-requisites: Download and Installation

  • Download the DNN OAuth Single Sign On module.
  • Navigate to Settings > Extension > Install Extension and extract the zip and upload the extension dnn-oauth-single-sign-on_xxx_Install.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - oauthclientsso

1. Adding Module on DNN page

  • Open any of the DNN page (Edit Mode) and select Add Module.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - add dnn module
  • Search for oauthclientsso and drag and drop the module to the desired page.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - oauthclientsso
  • You have completed the module installation on your DNN application.
  • Go to Module Settings >> Module Settings >> Advanced Settings if you wish to add the module to every page of your DNN site.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - oauthclientsso
  • Check the box next to Display Module on All Pages and click on Update.

2. Configure IdentityServer3 as OAuth Provider

  • Refer the documentation to setup IdentityServer3 as an identity provider.
  • From the Configure OAuth tab, copy the Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your IdentityServer3.
  • Copy your client ID and secret and save it in the DNN OAuth Client plugin.
  • You have completed your IdentityServer3 OAuth provider configurations successfully.
  • IdentityServer3 Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://<your-domain>/connect/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://<your-domain>/connect/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://<your-domain>/connect/userinfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] : https://<your-domain>/connect/endsession?id_token_hint=##id_token##

3. Test Configuration

  • You can see the list of applications you have configured after saving your settings.
  • Click on Edit to update the configuration.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - test config
  • Click on Test Configuration to check if the configuration is correct.
  • You will see attributes name and attribute values on the test configuration window if the configuration was successful.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - succesful config

4. Attribute Mapping

  • Navigate to oauthclientsso settings >> Advanced Settings >> Attribute Mapping.
  • DNN OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) using IdentityServer3 as IDP - attribute mappiing
  • Map email and username with the Attribute Name received in the test configuration window.

5. Adding widget

  • For adding the widget go to Add Widget.
  • DNN IdentityServer3OAuth SSO - adding widget
  • Click on Add Widget button. A button will be added on the DNN page.

You can configure the ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) module with any identity provider such as ADFS, Azure AD, Bitium, Centrify, G Suite, JBoss Keycloak, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, AWS Cognito, OpenAM, Oracle, PingFederate, PingOne, RSA SecureID, Shibboleth-2, Shibboleth-3, SimpleSAML, WSO2 or even with your own custom identity provider. To check other identity providers, click here.

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