SAML Single Sign-on (SSO Login) into Joomla using WSO2
miniOrange Joomla SAML SP SSO plugin helps you to integrate your Joomla site to WSO2 using SAML 2.0 protocol. The miniOrange Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin is simple to set up WSO2 SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can access multiple Joomla applications with one login after authenticating with their WSO2 IDP credentials.
Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 3 as well as Joomla 4 with all the SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between the Joomla site and WSO2 by considering WSO2 as IDP (Identity Provider) & 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 Joomla site, they can automatically access all resources of the Joomla site. 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.
Your SP then sends a SAML request to IDP when a user attempts to log in. Upon IDP authentication, it sends SAML assertions to the SP that provide information about the user. The assertion is received by SP, which then verifies it in accordance with the Identity Provider configuration and grants the user access to your Joomla website.
This detailed Handbook for the Joomla SAML SP Single Sign On plugin gives an in-depth explanation of the features of the plugin.
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Expand the Role/Permission Configuration section, and then expand the Permissions as well as the Role Mapping sections.
Click Add Permission and specify the service provider specific permission that you want to add.
Click Add Role Mapping and enter appropriate values for the Local Role as well as the Service Provider Role.
Inbound Authentication Configuration
Go to SAML2 Web SSO Configuration.
Click on Configure.
In Register New Service Provider page, Select Mode as URL Configuration.
Copy the Metadata URL from Service Provider Metadata tab in the plugin.
Paste the URL in the text box under Upload Service Provider Metadata from URL.
Click on the Upload button.
Click on the OK button.
Identity Provider Metadata
Under Inbound Authentication Configuration, click on SAML2 Web SSO Configuration.
Click Edit besides the Issuer of your Service Provider.
You can verify the details of your Service Provider here.
Check the Enable Attribute Profile and Include Attribute in the Response Always for
Click on Download IDP Metadata button.
Click on Update button.
Keep this IDP metadata for configurations of Joomla SAML SP plugin.
Configure WSO2 Identity Provider with Joomla SAML Service Provider
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 (Copied from WSO2) and click on Fetch Metadata.
By Uploading Metadata File:
Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
Manual Configuration :
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
Click on Test Configuration.
Congratulaions we have successfully configured Joomla SAML Service Provider with WSO2 as Identity Provider.
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 miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on email@example.com .
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