DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Using Azure AD As IDP
DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Using Azure AD As IDP
DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for your DotNetNuke
applications. Using Single Sign-On you can use only one password to access
your DotNetNuke application and services. Our module is compatible with all
identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On
(SSO) between DotNetNuke and Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)
considering Azure AD as IdP.
Download and Install the module in DotNetNuke
the package for DNN SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) module.
Upload the installation package
dnn-saml-single-sign-on_xxx_Install by going in
Settings > Extension > Install Extension.
Steps to configure Azure ad Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into DotNetNuke
1. Add module on DNN page
Open any of the page on your DNN site (Edit mode) and Click on
Search for DNNSAMLSSO and click on the DNNSAMLSSO. Drag and drop the
module on the page where you want.
You have finished with the Installation of the module on your DNN site.
2. Configure Azure AD as Identity Provider (Azure AD setup using ENTERPRISE
Navigate to Enterprise Applications section and click on Add.
Now click on New Application to create new application.
Click on Create your own application. Enter the name for your app.
Select the 3rd option in
What are you looking to do with your application section and then
click on Create button.
Click on Single sign-on from the application's left-hand navigation
menu and select SAML.
Edit BASIC SAML CONFIGURATION and enter the SP Entity ID for
Identifier and the ACS URL for Reply URL from Service Provider
Info tab of the plugin.
Copy App Federation Metadata Url. This will be used while configuring
the DNN SAML module.
Assign users and groups to your SAML application.
Click on Users and groups from the applications left-hand
After clicking on Add user, Select Users and groups in the
Add Assignment screen. Search or invite an external user. Select the
appropriate user and click on the Select button.
After selecting the appropriate user, click on the Assign button.
3. Configure DNN SAML Module as Service Provider
After configuring your Identity Provider, it will provide you with
IDP Entity ID, IDP Single Sign On URL and x.509 Certificate.
Configure these values under
IDP Entity ID, Single Sign-On Url and SAML X509 Certificate fields
respectively. (Refer to the Metadata provided by Identity Provider)
Click Update to Save your IDP details.
4. Testing SAML SSO
if you haven't already configured MFA on Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure
AD). You can also disable MFA for Azure AD by clicking
Click the Test Configuration button to verify if you have configured
the plugin correctly.
On successful configuration, you will get Attribute Name and Attribute
Values in the Test Configuration window.
5. Adding Login/SSO Widget on DNN Page
For Adding Button on the DNN page on beside the module settings click on the
Add Item (Pencil Icon).
Add Button name and Description for item and click on Save.
You can see login button on the page after saving item. (If you are already
logged in your site, you will see a "Logout" link).
Note: If you want to Enable this button on every page of the DNN site
follow below steps:
Go to the
Settings >> Module Settings >> Advanced Settings and
Enable option for Display Module On All Page.
Warning: You will lose all your configuration for the module after
enabling this option. You can re-configure the module or it is better to
enable this option before configuring the module.
6. Attribute Mapping
Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your IdP and map
them to DotNetNuke user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
While auto registering the users in your DotNetNuke site these attributes
will automatically get mapped to your DotNetNuke user details.
DNNSAMLSSO Settings >> Advanced settings >> Attribute
7. Role mapping (It is Optional to fill this)
DotNetNuke uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the
ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site.
DotNetNuke has five pre-defined roles: Administrators, Subscribers,
Registered Users, Translator (en-US) and Unverified Users.
Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group
in your IdP.
While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they
are mapped to.
You can even configure the
ASP.NET SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
module with any identity provider such as
ADFS, Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD), Bitium, centrify, G Suite,
JBoss Keycloak, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, AWS Cognito, OpenAM, Oracle,
PingFederate, PingOne, RSA SecureID, Shibboleth-2, Shibboleth-3, SimpleSAML,
or even with your own custom identity provider. To check other identity
Not able to find your identity provider? Mail us on
and we'll help you set up SSO with your IDP and for quick guidance (via
email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the
best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.
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