PingFederate SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables PingFederate 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 PingFederate by considering PingFederate 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.
PingFederate 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 PingFederate 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 PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Configure PingFederate as Identity Provider
- In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure the Identity Provider.
- Login to your PingFederate User Admin dashboard.
- Click on the Identity Provider in the left navigation menu.
- Under SP CONNECTION, click on Create New button.
- Select the Browser SSO Profiles connection template on the Connection Type tab and click Next.
- Select Browser SSO on the Connection Options tab and click Next.
- Select File as the method for importing metadata and click Choose file to choose the miniOrange SSO plugin’s metadata on the Import Metadata tab. Click Next.
- Review the information on the Metadata Summary tab and click Next.
- In the General Info tab ensure that the Service Provider’s Entity ID, Connection Name, and Base URL fields pre-populate based on the metadata. Click Next.
- Navigate to the Browser SSO tab and click on the Configure Browser SSO. You will be redirected to Browser SSO Setup wizard.
- Select the IdP-Initiated SSO and SP-Initiated SSO options on the SAML Profiles tab and click Next.
- Enter your desired assertion validity time from on the Assertion Lifetime tab and click Next. By default, it is configured 5 minutes for both.
- Navigate to the Assertion Creation and click on the Configure Assertion Creation. You will be redirected to the assertion creation setup wizard.
- In the Identity Mapping tab select STANDARD and click Next.
- Select a Subject Name Format for the SAML_SUBJECT on the Attribute Contract tab and click Next.
- Click Map New Adapter Instance on the Authentication Source Mapping.
- Select an Adapter Instance and click Next. The adapter must include the user’s email address.
- Select the Use only the adapter contract values in the SAML assertion option on the Mapping Method tab and click Next.
- Select your adapter instance as the Source and the email as the Value on the Attribute Contract Fulfilment tab and click Next.
- (Optional) Select any authorization conditions you would like on the Issuance Criteria tab and click Next.
- Click Done on the Summary.
- Click Next on the Authentication Source Mapping tab.
- Click Done on the Summary tab.
- Click Next on the Assertion Creation
- Navigate to the Protocol Settings tab of the Browser SSO wizard and click on the Configure Protocol settings.
Navigate to the Credentials and click on the Configure Credentials. You will be redirected to the Credentials setup wizard.
- Select POST for Binding and specify the single sign-on endpoint URL in the Endpoint URL field on the Assertion Consumer Service URL Click Next.
- Select POST on the Allowable SAML Bindings tab and click Next.
- Select your desired signature policies for assertions on the Signature Policy tab and click Next.
- Select your desired encryption policy for assertions on the Encryption Policy tab and click Next.
- Click Done on the Protocol Settings Summary tab.
- Click Done on the Browser SSO Summary.
Select Active for the Connection Status on the Activation & Summary tab and click Save.
Now, navigate to the Ping Federate User Admin dashboardè Identity Provide.
Click Manage All under SP Connections.
Click Export Metadata for the desired service provider connection.
Click Export on the Export & Summary tab and click Done.
- Select the Signing Certificate to use with the Single Sign-On service and select Include the certificate in the signature element in the Digital Signature Settings tab. Click Done.
- Click Done on the Summary.
- Click Next on the Credentials.
3. Attribute Mapping - Premium
Feature (Included with Business
- 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.
||Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
||Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
||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
- 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
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