SAML Single Sign-On into Magento using Azure AD | Azure Active Directory SSO | Login using Azure AD

SAML Single Sign-On into Magento using Azure AD | Azure Active Directory SSO | Login using Azure AD


Azure AD (Azure Active Directory) Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Magento [SAML] can be achieved by using our Magento SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Our SSO solution will make Magento SAML 2.0 compliant Service Provider establishing trust between the Magento site and Azure AD to securely authenticate and login users to the Magento site. Our Magento Single Sign-On (SSO) solution helps to secure Magento sites behind the SSO login so that users are authenticated using their Azure AD / Azure B2C / Office 365 / Microsoft 365 login credentials. Seamless support for advanced SSO features like Attribute / Custom Mapping, Role Mapping etc.

Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML Single Sign-On SSO login between Magento site and Azure AD by considering Azure AD as IdP (Identity Provider) and Magento as SP (Service Provider). Our SSO plugin provides Unlimited user authentications from Azure AD / Azure B2C. To know more about other features we provide in you Magento SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

Installation using Composer:
  • Purchase the miniOrange SAML Single Sign On – SAML SSO Login extension from magento marketplace.
  • Go to My profile -> My Purchases
  • Please ensure you are using correct access keys (My Profile - Access Keys)
  • Paste the access keys in your auth.json file inside your project
  • Use the below command to add the extension to your project.
    "composer require {module_name}:{version}"
  • You can see the module name and list of versions in the selector below the extension module name.
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension.
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Manual Installation:
  • Download the miniOrange SAML Single Sign On – SAML SSO Login extension.
  • Unzip all contents of the zip inside the MiniOrange/SP directory.
  • {Root Directory of Magento} app code MiniOrange SP
  • Run the following commands on command prompt to enable the extension
  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Magento Single Sign On SSO login with Azure AD, Azure B2C, ADFS, Okta, Keycloak, Salesforce, Ping, Bitium, Gsuite, Shibboleth & many SAML IdPs [24/7 SUPPORT]

 Tested with 2.4.5

Steps to configure Azure AD SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Magento

1. Setup Azure AD as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Azure AD as IdP for Magento

miniorange img Configure Azure AD as IdP
  • In the Magento SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. In this tab you will find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure Azure AD as the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Azure AD as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Magento - Azure AD SSO Login


  • Log in to Azure AD Portal

  • Select Azure Active Directory.

  • Azure AD Magento SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Enterprise registrations Azure AD
  • Navigate to Enterprise Application.

  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Enterprise registrations Application
  • Click on New Application button.

  • Azure AD Magento SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - New Application
  • Click on Create your own Application.

  • Azure AD Magento SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - own application
  • Enter your app's name, then go to the Non-gallery application section and click the Create button.

  • Magento SAMLAzure AD SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Add Non-Gallery Application
  • Click on Setup Single sign-on tab.

  • Azure AD Magento SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - setup SSO
  • Select the SAML  tab.

  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - select SAML tab
  • After clicking Edit, from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin, enter the SP Entity ID for Identifier and the ACS URL for Reply URL.

  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Select SAML authentication SSO Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Select SAML authentication SSO
  • The following Attributes will be sent by default in the SAML response. Under the Attributes tab, you may view or update the claims sent in the SAML response to the application.

  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Configure SAML
  • To get the Endpoints you'll need to configure your Service Provider, copy the App Federation Metadata Url.

  • Azure AD Magento SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - Setup SAML 2.0
  • Assign users and groups to your SAML application
    • To add a user or group, go to the Users and Groups tab and select Add user/group.
    • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - assign groups and users
    • To assign the required user, go to Users and then go to Select.
    • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - add users
    • In the Select Role section, you may also designate a role to your application.
    • You've successfully set up Azure AD as a SAML IdP (Identity Provider) to enable Azure AD SSO on your Magento site.

2. Configure Magento as SP (Service Provider)

  • 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
  • Click on Save button to save all your settings.
  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - federation metadata
  • To check if your Magento as SP is configured correctly, click the Test Configuration button.
  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - federation metadata

3: Attribute Mapping (Optional). *This is Premium feature.

  • 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 Magento user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Magento site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Magento user details.
  • Only NameID can be mapped to Magento's Email and Username characteristics with the free plugin. Multiple user attributes from the IdP, on the other hand, can be mapped to Magento attributes in the premium version of the plugin. You can map custom attributes that you've added to your IdP in addition to the default attributes.
  • When a user performs SSO, the NameID value sent by the IdP will get mapped to the email and the username of the Magento user.
  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - attribute mapping
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider (IdP)
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

4: Role Mapping (Optional). *This is Premium feature.

  • You can specify a default role in the free plugin that will be allocated to all non-admin users when they conduct SSO.
  • Go to Attribute/Role mapping tab and navigate to Role Mapping section.
  • Select the Default Role and click on the Save button.
  • Azure AD Magento SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Magento - role mapping

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Azure AD SAML Single Sign-On (Azure AD SSO Login) choosing Azure AD as IdP and Magento as SP using Magento SAML Sigle Sign-On (SSO) Login plugin .This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Magento site using Azure AD login credentials within minutes.


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