PingFederate SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla
miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to PingFederate using SAML 2.0 protocol. The miniOrange Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin is simple to set up PingFederate SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can access multiple Joomla applications with one login after authenticating with their PingFederate IDP credentials.
Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 3 as well as Joomla 4 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 the Joomla site and PingFederate by considering PingFederate as IDP (Identity Provider) & 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 Joomla site, they can automatically access all resources of the Joomla site. 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.
Your SP then sends a SAML request to IDP when a user attempts to log in. Upon IDP authentication, it sends SAML assertions to the SP that provide information about the user. The assertion is received by SP, which then verifies it in accordance with the Identity Provider configuration and grants the user access to your Joomla website.
This detailed Handbook for the Joomla SAML SP Single Sign On plugin gives an in-depth explanation of the features of the plugin.
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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.
I. In the Identity Mapping tab select STANDARD and click Next.
II. Select a Subject Name Format for the SAML_SUBJECT on the Attribute Contract tab and click Next.
III. Click Map New Adapter Instance on the Authentication Source Mapping.
IV. Select an Adapter Instance and click Next. The adapter must include the user’s email address.
V. Select the Use only the adapter contract values in the SAML assertion option on the Mapping Method tab and click Next.
VI. Select your adapter instance as the Source and the email as the Value on the Attribute Contract Fulfilment tab and click Next.
VII. (Optional) Select any authorization conditions you would like on the Issuance Criteria tab and click Next.
VIII. Click Done on the Summary.
IX. Click Next on the Authentication Source Mapping tab.
X. Click Done on the Summary tab.
XI. Click Next on the Assertion Creation.
Navigate to the Protocol Settings tab of the Browser SSO wizard and click on the Configure Protocol settings.
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.
Navigate to the Credentials and click on the Configure Credentials. You will be redirected to the Credentials setup wizard.
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.
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.
Configure PingFederate Identity Provider with Joomla SAML Service Provider
In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure
By Metadata URL :
Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
Enter Metadata URL (Copied from PingFederate) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata File:
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
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 in the Federation Metadata document
Click on Test Configuration.
Congratulaions we have successfully configured Joomla SAML Service Provider with PingFederate as Identity Provider.
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.
You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on email@example.com .
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