October CMS Single Sign-On ( SSO ) plugin gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) for your October CMS sites. Our October CMS SSO plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO between October CMS site and your Identity Provider.
To integrate your Identity Provider(IDP) with October CMS, you need the following items:
October CMS should be installed and configured.
Download any Front-end user management plugins - RainLab/Buddies.
Download and Installation
Login to your October CMS site’s backend: https://example.com/backend.
From the admin dashboard, go to Settings from the main navigation bar and select Updates & Plugins.
Click on Install plugins and in the search bar type “SAML SSO”.
Click on the SAML SP Single Sign-On - SSO search result and the plugin will start installing.
Step 1: Setup SimpleSAML as Identity Provider
In config/config.php, make sure that 'enable.saml20-idp' is true. Example:
‘enable.saml20-idp’ => true
In metadata/saml20-idp-hosted.php, configure SimpleSAML as an Identity Provider by adding code below:
$metadata['__DYNAMIC:1__'] = array(
'host' => '__DEFAULT__',
/* X.509 key and certificate. Relative to the cert directory.*/
'privatekey' => '<YOUR_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE_NAME>',
//eg. RSA_Private_Key.pem 'certificate' => '<YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY_FILE_NAME>',
/* Authentication source to use. Configured in 'config/authsources.php'. */
'auth' => '<YOUR_AUTH_SOURCE_NAME>',
In metadata/saml20-sp-remote.php, register your Servider Provider like this:
/* Replace example.com with your atlassian domain name. */
$metadata['https://example.com/plugins/servlet/saml/metadata'] = array(
'AssertionConsumerService' => 'https://example.com/',
'SingleLogoutService' => 'https://example.com/',
'NameIDFormat' => 'urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress',
'simplesaml.nameidattribute' => 'mail',
'simplesaml.attributes' => true,
'attributes' => array('mail', 'givenname', 'sn', 'memberOf'),
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