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SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using Office 365 | Office 365 SSO | Login using Office 365

miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to office 365 (Microsoft Azure AD) using SAML 2.0 protocol. The miniOrange Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin is simple to set up office 365 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 office 365 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 office 365 by considering office 365 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.

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Joomla SAML Handbook

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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If you want any assistance or support while configuring a plugin or integrating office 365 with Joomla, then click on the Free Configuration Setup button.

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Steps to Integrate office 365 Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP

1. Download and setup Joomla SAML SP Plugin

    • Download the zip file for the miniOrange SAML SP plugin for Joomla from the link here.
    • Login into your Joomla site’s Administrator console.
    • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extensions.
    • Downlaod and Intall SAML SSO plugin
    • Here click on Browse for file button to locate and install the plugin file downloaded earlier.
    • Install the SAML SP Plugin from your computer
    • Installation of plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange SAML SP plugin.
    • Start Using miniOrange SAML SP plugin
    • Then go to the Service Provider Metadata Tab, scroll down and copy the SP-EntityID and the ACS URL.
    • Copy SP-EntityID and ACS URL

    2. Configure office 365 as IdP

    • Log in to Azure AD Portal as admin.
    • Click on Azure Active Directory.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, Directory-path
    • Click on App Registration -> New Registrations .
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, New-App-registration
    • Enter the Application Name and enter Redirect URI (ACS URL from Joomla SP Plugin from Service Provider Metadata Tab) then Click on Register.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, Application-Details
    • Click on API Permissions -> Add Permission then select API as Office 365 Management APIs.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, Select-365
    • Select the ActivityFeed.Read.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, API-permission
    • Now, navigate to Expose an API from left menu panel and click the Set button to replace the APPLICATION ID URI with the plugin's SP Entity ID.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, Application-Details
    • Click on Overview -> Endpoints and copy the Federation metadata document URL.
    • Office 365 ( Microsoft Azure AD) SAML SSO with Office 365 as IDP, Endspoint

    3. Configure office 365 Identity Provider with Joomla SAML Service Provider

    In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Metadata URL :

      • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
      • Upload IDP Metadata
      • Enter Metadata URL (Copied from office 365) and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • Upload IDP Metadata

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Uploading Metadata File:

      • Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Upload IDP Metadata

      SAML SSO Single-Sign-On 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 X.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document
      manual Configuration - Microsoft AD
    • Click on Test Configuration.
    • Test configuration
    • Congratulaions we have successfully configured Joomla SAML Service Provider with office 365 as Identity Provider.

    4. Attribute Mapping - Premium Feature (Included with Business Trial)

    • 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.
      Username: Name of the username attribute from IDP (Keep NameID by default)
      Email: Name of the email attribute from IDP (Keep NameID by default)
      First Name: Name of the first name attribute from IDP
      Last Name: Name of the last name attribute from IDP
    • Attribute Mapping - Microsoft AD
    • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

    5. Group Mapping - Premium Feature (Included with Business Trial)

    • group mapping helps you to assign specific group to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider (IDP).
    • While auto registering, the users are assigned Group based on the group to which they are mapped.
    • Group Mapping

    6. Redirection & SSO Links - Premium Feature (Included with Business Trial)

    • 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.
    • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP Signin Settings

      You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on .

    Additional Resources.

    miniorange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Salesforce,
    Shibboleth, Onelogin, Okta, SimpleSamlPhp, Google apps, Bitium, OpenAM, miniorange IDP, Centrify and many more.

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