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SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) into Drupal using Gluu Server as IdP

Drupal SAML Gluu Server SSO (Single Sign-On) setup will allow your user to login to your Drupal site using their Gluu Server Credentials. Drupal SAML module gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-on for Drupal. This module is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers (IdP). We provide Drupal SAML Single Sign on - Service Provider module which is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal 9 and Drupal 10. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Drupal and Gluu Server Idp. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login into the Drupal site.

If you have any queries or if you need any sort of assistance in configuring the module, you can contact us at If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML Single Sign on - Service Provider SSO Login module.

Installation Steps

  • Download the module:
    Composer require 'drupal/miniorange_saml'
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange SAML Service Provider using the search box.
  • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at
  • Install the module:
    drush en drupal/miniorange_saml
  • Clear the cache:
     drush cr
  • Configure the module at
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module button.
  • Install the Drupal SAML SP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Service Provider module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
  • Click on Enable newly added modules.
  • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at

Steps to configure Drupal SAML Single Sign-On ( SSO ) Login into Gluu Server

2. Configuring Gluu Server as SAML Identity Provider

Follow the steps below to configure Gluu Server as IdP

miniorange img Configure Gluu Server as IdP
  • In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO module, 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.
  • Drupal saml upload metadata
    Note: In order to support SAML SSO, the Gluu Server must include the Shibboleth SAML IDP.

  • Login to Gluu server admin console.
  • From the navigation panel, click on SAMLAdd Trust Relationships.
  • Gluu Server SSO Add Trust Relationships

    Configure the following in Trust Relationship Form:

    • Display Name: Drupal SAML App (Enter any name for identifying the application)
    • Description: Provide a suitable description for you application
    • Entity Type: Single SP
    • Metadata Location: File
    • Gluu Server Trust Relationship Form

  • From the Service Provider Metadata tab in the module, download the Metadata XML File.
  • Upload the Metadata file in SP Metadata File.
  • Now tick the Configure Relying Party checkbox and click on Configure Relying Party link.
  • Gluu Server Configure Relying Party
  • You will be shown the Relying Party Configurations page.
  • From Available Profile Configurations, select SAML 2.0 SSO and click on Add to add SAML2SSO to Selected Profile Configurations.
  • In SAML 2.0 SSO Profile, configure the following:
    signAssertions Never
    signRequests Conditional
    encryptAssertions Conditional
    defaultAuthenticationMethods None
    Support Unspecified NameId Format Tick the checkbox
  • From Available NamedId Formats, select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress and urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified and add it to the Selected NamedId Formats.
  • Click on Save button.
  • Gluu Server Available NamedId Formats
  • From the Release Additional Attributes section on the right, add the attributes you want to send to the Service Provider.
  • Click on Update button.
  • Gluu Server Additional Attributes
  • Gluu's SAML IDP metadata can be found at https://HOSTNAME/idp/shibboleth. This will be required to configure the module in Service Provider.

2. Configuring Drupal as SAML Service Provider

    In miniOrange SAML module, go to Service Provider Setup tab of the module. There are two ways to configure the module:
      A. By uploading IDP metadata:
      • Click on Upload IDP metadata button.
      • Enter the Identity Provider Name
      • You can either upload a metadata file and click on Upload button or use a metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.
      • drupal saml upload metadata
      B. Manual Configuration:
      • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) as provided by your Identity Provider and click on the Save button.
      • drupal saml idp service provider configuration
Congratulations! You have successfully configured Gluu server as SAML Identity Provider and Drupal as SAML Service Provider.

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If you face any issues or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at In case you want some additional features to be included in the module, please get in touch with us, and we can get that custom-made for you. Also, If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML SP modules.

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