SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using ClassLink | ClassLink SSO | Login using ClassLink
SAML Single Sign-On into Joomla using ClassLink | ClassLink SSO | Login using ClassLink
ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Joomla [SAML] can be achieved by using our Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 4 as well as with all the SAML compliant Identity Providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Joomla site and ClassLink Directory by considering ClassLink as IdP (Identity Provider) and 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 org, they can automatically access all apps from the App Launcher. 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.
SAML allows exchanging of information between Service Provider and Identity provider, SAML is integration between SP and IDP. When a user tries to log in, your identity provider sends SAML assertions containing facts about the user to Identity Provider. Identity Provider receives the assertion, validates it against your Identity Provider configuration, and allows the user to access your org.
ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Joomla miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Joomla. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using ClassLink within minutes. Joomla SAML app gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for Joomla Site. Joomla site is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers. Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML SSO between Joomla and your Identity Provider. By the end of this guide, users from your Identity Provider should be able to login and register to Joomla site.
Pre-requisites : Download And Installation
Log into your Joomla instance as an admin.
Go to the Joomla Dashboard -> Extensions -> Manage and click on Install.
Seach for a Joomla SAML SSO plugin and then select SAML SSO for Joomla plugin by miniOrange
Then cllick on Install Now.
Steps to Integrate ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla SAML SP
1. Configure ClassLink as Identity Provider
Follow the steps below to configure ClassLink as IdP
Select ClassLink Management Console to create SAML app.
Navigate to Single Sign-On tab, in left panel and click on SAML Console
Click on ADD NEW
To present a list of pre-configured SAML apps click on COPY EXISTING. You can update the settings(URLs, domain names, etc) of existing apps from here.
Copy the IDP Metadata URL and provide it to your Service Provider. This is a unique URL for your organization.
This will help you to configure your Service Provider.
Navigate to the 3 dots shown and click on Edit.
To configure SAML Identity Provider settings, provide the following values
Provide a Service Provider name. Example: Joomla App
Provide the Metadata URL from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin
Click on Save to save your configuration.
You can add any other custom Attribute Mapping and/or Metadata Overrides that are necessary.
Then click on Update.
You have successfully configured ClassLink as SAML IdP ( Identity Provider) for achieving ClassLink SSO login into your Joomla (WP) Site.
2. Configure Joomla as
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 (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
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
Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group
in your Identity Provider (IdP).
While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they
are mapped to.
You can refer the following
for Group Mapping.
5. Redirection & SSO Links
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
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SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On ( SAML SSO) - Service Provider Plugin acts as a SAML 2.0 Service Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the Joomla site and various SAML 2.0 supported Identity Providers to securely authenticate (Secure Login) the user to the Joomla site.
SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On (SSO) - Service Provider plugin also provides Cross-Domain / Sub-domain login sharing with other Joomla websites.
We also provide a separate plugin that enables Joomla to act as an Identity Provider. It supports authentication with Joomla, user management, session management, change password, etc. You can configure any service provider with your Joomla site with the help of this plugin.
What is the use of the configuration or integration with SAML SSO?
Miniorange Provides best SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) solution to ClassLink .
SSO reduces the number of attack surfaces because users only log in once each day and only use one set of credentials. Reducing login to one set of credentials improves enterprise security. When employees have to use separate passwords for each app, they usually don't. Single Sign-On (SSO) is a highly secure user authentication process. SSO lets the users access multiple applications with a single account credential and sign out instantly with one click.
Mini orange Joomla plugin supports SSO. To provide single sign-on services for your domain, Joomla acts as a service provider (SP) through the SAML (Secure Assertion Markup Language) standard. ClassLink [SAML] Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Joomla can be achieved by using our Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between the Joomla site and ClassLink .
ClassLink SSO :-
The Joomla SAML Single Sign On SSO plugin supports SSO with GSuite / ClassLink (ClassLink Login / Login using Gsuite / Login with ClassLink / Login using ClassLink / Gsuite login), allowing the users in your organization to login to your Joomla site using their organization ClassLink credentials.
You can use the Joomla Single Sign-On plugin to map the user information such as first name, last name, employee details, etc from ClassLink to your Joomla site in order to achieve ClassLink Login / SSO with GSuite / Login using Gsuite / Login with ClassLink / Login using ClassLink / Gsuite login into Joomla.
We also support Joomla Single Sign On with multiple ClassLink organizations on the same site using our All-Inclusive plan.
We provide seamless integration between Joomla Single Sign On and ClassLink Login(Login with ClassLink ) in which you can provide Role controls to your users based on Google Groups or Organizational Unit membership.
Joomla SAML Single Sign On SSO is a leading enterprise-grade plugin trusted by thousands of organizations from schools to large public companies, for enabling SSO with GSuite / ClassLink (ClassLink Login / Login using Gsuite / Login with ClassLink / Login using ClassLink / Gsuite login).
Miniorange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Salesforce, Shibboleth, Onelogin, Okta,
SimpleSamlPhp, ClassLink , Bitium, OpenAM, miniorange IDP, Centrify and many more.
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