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


Integration of Orcid Single Sign-on (Orcid 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 Orcid 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 Orcid 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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Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

Configure Orcid Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • First of all, log into your ORCID account.
  • Orcid OAuth SSO with Joomla | Orcid Single Sign-On, Create Orcid account
  • Click Developer Tools at the top of your record.
  • Login with Orcid into Joomla | Orcid SSO with Joomla, Orcid Developer Tools
  • Click the "Register for the free ORCID public API" button
  • Orcid OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Orcid, Orcid Public Api
  • Review and agree to the terms of service when prompted.
  • Orcid OAuth SSO with Joomla | Orcid Single Sign-On, Term and Credential
  • After agreeing to the terms of service, you will be directed back to Developer Tools. Complete the form presented to register a new application.
  • Login with Orcid into Joomla | Orcid SSO with Joomla, Register New App
  • Click the Save icon at the bottom of the form to generate your API credentials.
  • Orcid OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Orcid, Save
  • To view your API credentials, click Show Details.
  • Orcid OAuth SSO with Joomla | Orcid Single Sign-On, API credentials
  • Your API credentials - Client ID and Client Secret - are shown just beneath your redirect URIs paste the Callback/Redirect URl which is copied from here. Below your credentials are sample URLs and API calls with your credentials pre-filled.
  • Login with Orcid into Joomla | Orcid SSO with Joomla, Client Id and Secret
  • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID Orcid Scope and Endpoints:
    Scope: openid
    Authorize endpoint: https://orcid.org/oauth/authorize
    Access Token endpoint: https://orcid.org/oauth/token
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://orcid.org/userStatus.json?logUserOut=true

Attributes Mapping and SSO

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
  •  ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  ORCID  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

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