Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with OpenAthens Single Sign-On (SSO) | OpenAthens SSO


Integration of Openathens Single Sign-on (Openathens SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Openathens SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Openathens OAuth provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

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Steps to configure Openathens Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla

1. Setup Openathens as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to the publisher dashboard of OpenAthens https://sp.openathens.net and login in your account to Configure OpenAthens.
  • Click on Applications tab, click on Create new application to create new application.
  • Openathens Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla using OAuth OpenID Connect
  • Select OpenID Connect from the list.
  • Openathens Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla using OAuth OpenID Connect
  • Add the name you want to give to your application, URL of the application under the Application Name and Application URL fields respectively. Enter the Redirect/Callback URI from Joomla OAuth Client plugin under the Authorized redirect URIs field.
  • Click on Create application button.
  • Openathens Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla using OAuth OpenID Connect
  • You will see the Client ID and Client Secret generated.
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • Openathens Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla using OAuth OpenID Connect
  • You have successfully completed your OpenAthens App OAuth Server side configurations.
  • Activate the OAuth Single Sign On - SSO (OAuth Client) plugin.
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab and select Custom OAuth 2.0 App from the Custom Applications list.
  • Enter the Client ID and Client Secret generated from openathens application.
  • Enter the scope and endpoints given in below table.
  • Click on the Save button to save the configuration and click on the Test Configuration.

  • OpenAthens Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : from the step above
    Client Secret : from the step above
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://sp.openathens.net/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://sp.openathens.net/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://sp.openathens.net/oauth2/userInfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://sp.yourdomain.com/oa/logout

You have successfully configured Openathens as OAuth Provider for for achieving Openathens Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user integration.



2. Configure Joomla as OAuth Client


  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • From left toggle menu click on Components, then click on miniOrange OAuth Client , then click on Configure OAuth tab.
  • Under Configure OAuth tab . Select your OAuth Provider. (If your OAuth Provider not listed then click on Custom OAuth/ Custom OpenID connect App .)
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider. Then click on Test Configuration button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab
  • After click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client Configure OAuth tab from the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla Openathens Single Sign-On (SSO) by Openathens as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using Openathens login credentials in minutes.

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