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Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Paypal Single Sign-On (SSO)

Set up Single Sign-On (SSO) on your Joomla site via Paypal OAuth provider with the help of Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect plugin. Integrating Paypal Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla using OAuth 2.0 authentication protocol allows your users to securely login into your Joomla websites and applications by authenticating with Paypal OAuth provider. The Paypal OAuth Joomla plugin also provides advanced features such as, Auto create users, Attribute Mapping, Group Mapping etc. Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin page to learn more about the features and Pricing plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

Setup Paypal as OAuth Provider with Joomla OAuth Client

1. Download and Setup Joomla OAuth Client

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla.
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Installation of the plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.
  • Under Configure OAuth tab. Select Paypal as an OAuth Provider.
  • Paypal Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut
  • Copy the Callback / Redirect URL which is needed while configuring Paypal as OAuth Server.
  • Paypal Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID-addapp-shortcut

2. Configure Paypal as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to Paypal and log into your Paypal account.
  • You will be presented with the Application Management Page. Scroll down to REST API apps and click on Create App.
  • Paypal Single Sign on (SSO), OAuth OpenID Connect OIDC Add app
  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Sandbox Developer Account. Fill the form with appropriate information. Then Click on Create App.
  • Paypal Single Sign on (SSO), OAuth OpenID Connect OIDC create app
  • You will be brought back to Application Management page. Here you can find Client ID and Secret.
  • Paypal Single Sign on (SSO), OAuth OpenID Connect OIDC credentials
  • Copy these credentials and keep it handy because you will need it in the next step.
  • Scroll Down to Sandbox App Settings. Fill Callback/Redirect URL from miniOrange Oauth Client plugin which you copied in the last step. Then Click on + or press Enter.
  • Paypal Single Sign on (SSO), OAuth OpenID Connect OIDC credentials

3. Integrating Joomla with Paypal

  • Go back to your Joomla Dashboard. Then go to Components.
  • 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.
  • Paypal Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

    Scope: openid profile email
    Authorize EndPoint:
    Access Token Endpoint:
    Get User Info Endpoint:
    Set Client Credentials: In Header

4. User Attribute Mapping

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