SAML Single Sign On (SSO) into Jenkins using miniOrange as IDP


Jenkins SAML app gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for Jenkins. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between Jenkins and miniOrange. By the end of this guide, miniOrange users should be able to log in and register to Jenkins.

Step 1: Setup miniOrange as Identity Provider

Follow the steps below to configure miniOrange as an Identity Provider

Single Sign On using miniorange, miniorange SSO Login  Creating App in miniOrange

  • Go to miniOrange Admin console https://login.xecurify.com/moas/login and login with your miniOrange credentials.
  • From the left menu, go to Apps Manage Apps.

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  • In the right upper corner, select Configure Apps.

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  • In the search apps textbox, type <application name> (SAML).

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  • Select searched application and click on Add App.
  • Method 1: Manual Configuration

    • Enter the following the textboxes:
    • Custom Application Name App name you like to provide.
      SP Entity ID or Issuer Enter SP Entity ID / Issuer from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
      ACS URL Enter ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
      Single Logout URL Enter Single Logout URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
  • Method 2: Import SP Metadata:

    • You can also import SP metadata to configure your app.
    • Click on Import SP Metadata button.
    • Enter your Custom Application Name in App Name text box.
    • Upload plugin metadata in form of text, File or URL and Click Import.
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  • Name ID Setup And Attribute Mapping :

    • Enter the attribute name with which you want to log in your application in NameID field.. eg.Username, Email etc.
    • Enter name ID format such as emailAddress, nameid etc. in Name ID Format.
    • Attributes can be mapped using Add Attribute tab.
    • Add attributes such as first name, last name, group Name, etc.with its corresponding value as per shown in image.
    • Multiple attributes can be added using icon
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  • Select Default from the Group Name dropdown.
  • Enter Policy Name you would like to provide.
  • Select Password from the Login Method Dropdown.
  • Click on Save to add the App.

    SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using miniOrange Identity Provider, miniorange SSO Login, Add policy for SP application
  • Navigate to Apps Manage Apps.
  • Click on the metadata link against your app.
  • Download the Metadata XML File or note down the given information and keep it handy to configure the add-on.
  • You can also provide Metadata URL in plugin settings.
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Step 2: Download and install the plugin in Jenkins.

    To Setup the miniorange saml SP plugin follow the path:

  • Login to your Jenkins Admin Account.
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  • Go to Manage Jenkins option from the left pane, and open Manage Plugins tab.
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  • Go to the advanced tab and upload the hpi file.
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  • Follow the instructions shown on screen and restart the Jenkins.
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Step 3: Activate the plugin

  • Open Manage Jenkins and select Configure Global Security.
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  • Set the Security Realm as miniorange SAML 2.0.
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  • Make sure that Enable Security checkbox is checked.
SP Configurations
You can configure SP settings in IDP in 2 ways:

  • By uploading Metadata XML file
  • Manual Configuration
A. By uploading Metadata XML file

  • Click on Service Provider Metadata in SP Configuration section.
  • Metadata xml file will be downloaded.
  • Use this file to setup IDP.
B. Manual Configuration

  • To Configure SP Settings at IDP copy below URL and paste in respective fields at IDP end.
    • SP Entity ID: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • Audience URI: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • ACS URL: https://your-jenkins-domain/securityRealm/moSamlAuth
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IDP Configuration

To Configure IDP enter the following details and press apply and save the settings.

  • IDP Entity ID
  • Single Sign On URL
  • Name ID Format
  • X.509 Certificate
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User Profile Configuration

  • Select Username or Email for Login Jenkins account by:
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Username in Username Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Email in Email Attribute textbox.
  • Select the checkbox Apply regex Pattern to the UserNameif the userID returned from SAML is not same as username of Jenkins.
  • Enter the regular expression in REGEX Pattern textbox. It will be applied on user ID from SAML Response and will convert it into the username same as Jenkins. For example, you can use regular expression ^.*?(?=@) to extract demo from username demo@example.com
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Advanced Configurations

  • Select the Do you want to create a new users? to allow user creation through SAML.
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SP Configurations
You can configure SP settings in IDP in 2 ways:

  • By uploading Metadata XML file
  • Manual Configuration
A. By uploading Metadata XML file

  • Click on Service Provider Metadata in SP Configuration section.
  • Metadata xml file will be downloaded.
  • Use this file to setup IDP.
B. Manual Configuration

  • To Configure SP Settings at IDP copy below URL and paste in respective fields at IDP end.
    • SP Entity ID: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • Audience URI: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • ACS URL: https://your-jenkins-domain/securityRealm/moSamlAuth
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IDP Configuration

To Configure IDP enter the following details and press apply and save the settings.

  • IDP Entity ID
  • Single Sign On URL
  • Single Logout URL
  • Name ID Format
  • X.509 Certificate
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User Profile Configuration

  • Select Username or Email for Login Jenkins account by:
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Username in Username Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Email in Email Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to full name in Full Name Attribute.
  • Select the checkbox Apply regex Pattern to the UserNameif the userID returned from SAML is not same as username of Jenkins.
  • Enter the regular expression in REGEX Pattern textbox. It will be applied on user ID from SAML Response and will convert it into the username same as Jenkins. For example, you can use regular expression ^.*?(?=@) to extract demo from username demo@example.com
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Advanced Configurations

  • Select the Do you want signed requests? to send signed login and logout requests. Requests will be signed using public certificate from option Download SP Certificate in SP Configuration section.
  • Select the Do you want to create a new users? to allow user creation through SAML.
  • Select the Do you want to update Attributes of Existing Users? to update attributes of existing user's each time they sign in Jenkins through SSO.
  • To Add custom AttributeS select Add option.
    • Set Attribute Name as the one set in IDP eg. lname
    • Set display name in user proprties as one you want it appear in jenkins user's config.xml file and in user's configure tab.
  • To assign default group to users created through SSO add group name in Assign group to new Users option. Multiple groups can be added using ,(Comma) separater
  • If Do you want to disable Default login option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access the default Jenkins login page will get redirected to the IDP login page for authentication. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to the Jenkins base URL.
  • Copy backdoor URL and save it for emergency.
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