SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using Oracle | Oracle SSO | Login using Oracle


Oracle SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables Oracle users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials.

Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 4 as well as with all the SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Joomla site and Oracle by considering Oracle as IdP (Identity Provider) and Joomla as SP (Service Provider).

What is SSO ?


Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables users to access multiple applications with one-click login and one set of credentials. For example, after users log in to your org, they can automatically access all apps from the App Launcher. When you set up SSO, you configure one system to trust another to authenticate users , eliminating users' need to log in to each system separately. The system that authenticates users is called an Identity provider. The system that trusts the identity provider for authentication is called the Service provider.

SAML allows exchanging of information between Service Provider and Identity provider, SAML is integration between SP and IDP. When a user tries to log in, your identity provider sends SAML assertions containing facts about the user to Identity Provider. Identity Provider receives the assertion, validates it against your Identity Provider configuration, and allows the user to access your org.

Oracle Single Sign On (SSO) for Joomla miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Joomla. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Oracle within minutes.
Joomla SAML app gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for Joomla Site. Joomla site is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Joomla and your Identity Provider. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login and register to Joomla site.

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Steps to Integration Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP

1. Configure Oracle as Identity Provider

  • Launch a browser. Access the Oracle Access Management federation IdP metadata.
  • Copy the above metadata URL and keep it handy or you can Save the file locally named as IdPMetadata.xml
  • Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla Enable Identity Federation in OAM Admin Console

    • Perform the following steps to enable Oracle Access Manager Federation:
    • 1) Go to the OAM Admin Console in a browser. The URL is of the form: https://adminhost:adminport/oamconsole

      2) Authenticate using OAM Admin user credentials.

      3) From the Launch pad Navigate to: Configuration -> Available Services

      4) Enable Identity Federation.

      Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla

    Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla Configure the IDP, using Metadata from Joomla SP

    • To configure the IdP, perform the following steps:
      • 1) If necessary, copy the metadata file (spmetadata.xml) you obtained from the Joomla SP to the environment where you are configuring the IdP.

        2) Return to the browser page containing the OAM Console, where you enabled Federation.

        3) Authenticate again if necessary.

        4) Navigate to Launch Pad > Identity Federation > Identity Provider Administration

        Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla
        5) Click on Create Service Provider Partner.

        Oracle SAML SSO (Single Sign On) into Joomla
        6) Enter a name such as Joomla SP (You can enter any name).

        7) Ensure Enable Partner is selected.

        8) Select SAML 2.0 as the protocol (which is the default).

        9) Select Load from Provider Metadata and click Load the Metadata and upload the Joomla SP metadata (spmetadata.xml) that you copied from the Joomla SP UI.

        10) Specify the NameID Format Settings. What you specify depends on which attribute you use to define the user.

      • If you define the user by the email address, use Email Address as the format. Configure the settings as follows:

        • a) Select Email Address as the Name ID format

          b) Select User ID Store Attribute as the Name ID Value

          c) Enter the User Attribute in the LDAP user record containing the user's email address. For example, if Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Unified Directory is the User Data Store, the attribute is mail.

           Integration Oracle Access Manager,sso
          d) Click on Save.

        11) Click on Identity Provider Administration tab within OAM Console and under Search Service Provider Partners click on Search to make sure you can view Joomla SP (or your SP name).

         Integration Oracle Access Manager,sso

       Integration Oracle_ssoTest federation SSO between OAM Identity federation and Joomla SP

      • To complete the testing, proceed as follows:
        • Return to the browser window of Joomls SP containing the Service Provider Setup tab. Click on Test Configuration button to test whether the configuration is successful or not.
        • To do SSO make sure the Enable Login with SAML option must be enabled. This option is under Service Provider Setup tab of the plugin.

    1.1 Metadata Fetch

    • In Joomla SAML SP plugin, go to Service Provider Setup tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:
      • SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using Oracle as Identity ProviderBy Uploading Oracle Access Manager Metadata File:

        • Click on Upload Metadata URL button.
        • Upload metadata file and click on Upload.

         Oracle SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Login using Oracle, By Oracle Access Manager Metadata URL:

        • Click on Upload Metadata URL
        • Enter Metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.(such as IdPmetadata.xml)
        •  Oracle SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Login using Oracle,  Upload Metadata tn

         Oracle SAML Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Login using Oracle,Manual Configuration :

        • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) and save it.
        • Identity Provider Name Enter your IdP name. For Example : Oracle Access Manager (Any)
          IdP Entity ID or Issuer You can find the EntityID in Your IdP-Metadata XML file enclosed in EntityDescriptor tag having attribute as entityID.
          SAML Login URL You can find the SAML Login URL in Your IdP-Metadata XML file enclosed in SingleSignOnService tag
          X.509 Certificate Enter your IdP name. For Example : Oracle Access Manager (Any)You can find the X.509 Certificate value in your IdP-Metadata file enclosed in x509certificate tag

2. Configure Joomla as Service Provider


  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata URL

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:

        Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Signin Settings
  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      Azure_As_Idp By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata URL

      Azure_As_Idp By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

      Azure_As_Idp Manual Configuration :

      • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
      • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
        Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
        X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document

      Azure_As_Idp Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:

      Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Signin Settings

3. Attribute Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Joomla user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Joomla site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Joomla user details.
  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Attribute Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider(IdP)
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

4. Group Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider (IdP).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.

5. Redirection & SSO Links

  • Go to Login Settings tab. There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Enable Backed Login for Super Users. To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
  • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP Signin Settings

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

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