SAML Single Sign On (SSO) into SonarQube using SalesForce

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

Step 1: Setup Salesforce as Identity Provider

  • Log into your Salesforce account.
  • Switch to Salesforce Classic mode from profile menu and then go to the Setup page.
  • From the left pane, select Security ControlsIdentity Provider.
  • In the Service Provider section, click on the link to create the Service Provider using Connected Apps.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Create SP via connected apps

  • Enter Connected App Name, API Name and Contact Email.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Fill connected apps details

  • Under the Web App Settings, check the Enable SAML checkbox and enter the following values:
  • Entity ID SP-EntityID / Issuer from Service Provider Info Tab
    ACS URL ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from Service Provider Info Tab
    Subject Type Username
    Name ID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent
  • Now from the left pane, under Administer section, go to Manage AppsConnected Apps. Click on the app you just created.
  • Under Profiles section click Manage Profiles button and select the profiles you want to give access to log in through this app.
  • Under SAML Login Information, click on Download Metadata.
  • Keep this metadata handy for the next steps.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Download Identity Providers metadata

Step 2: Configure SonarQube as Service Provider.

    miniorange img  Fetch the Identity Provider (IdP) Details

    • After configuring the IdP, get its metadata to configure SonarQube as a Service Provider(SP).
    • Copy the following details from the IdP metadata and paste them into the corresponding text fields in the SonarQube plugin.
      1. 1. IdP Entity ID
        2. Login URL
        3. X.509 Certificate

    • Save all the details.
    • sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - idp_details

    miniorange img  Test Configuration

    • Once you have filled all the IdP details, go to Administration >>Configuration >>miniOrange SAML Support and then click on the Test Configuration tab.
    • It will show you the IdP login page. Enter your IdP credentials and log in.
    • If all the configurations are correct, it will show you the user details received from the IdP.
    • If the test fails, check if you have missed out any steps or try to debug through SonarQube Logs.
      sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - test_configuration

    miniorange img  Attribute & Group Mapping

    • In order to map attributes from the Identity Provider to the application, the attribute names received in the SAML response need to be entered in their corresponding fields.
    • To view these attribute names, click on the Test Configuration tab in the plugin support page.
    • Attributes used in SonarQube Application are described briefly as below:
  1. Login Attribute is a unique name assigned to the user to identify them uniquely within the SonarQube system. It's a required attribute.

  2. Name Attribute is the full name of the user, to be mapped from the IdP to the SonarQube. It's a required attribute.

  3. Email Attribute is an optional attribute and represents an email address of the user, to be mapped from the IdP to the SonarQube.

  4. Group Attribute mapping requires the group names, in the application, to be same as the group names in the Identity Provider. Otherwise, the default SonarQube Group is assigned to the user.
    • Eg. To map group value Everyone from SAML response we have to paste groupName in Group Attribute field [Refer with above image].
    • sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - attribute_mapping

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