Nextcloud SAML Single Sign-On SSO login using Drupal as IDP


Drupal Nextcloud SSO Integration will allow you to configure Single Sign On ( SSO ) login between your Drupal site and Nextcloud. Nextcloud SSO integration with your Drupal site will help your users to login into Nextcloud using their Drupal credentials. This SSO setup will also help you to manage your users in one single place. The Drupal SAML IDP - SAML 2.0 Identity Provider Single Sign-On module which is compatible with Drupal 7, Drupal 8, and as well as Drupal 9. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML IDP SSO login between Drupal site and Nextcloud considering as SP ( Service Provider ) and Drupal as IDP ( Identity Provider ).
Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. Nextcloud's application functionally is similar to Dropbox. Unlike Dropbox, Nextcloud does not offer off-premises file storage hosting. Nextcloud is free and open-source, which means that anyone is allowed to install and operate it on their own private server devices.

If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact us at drupalsupport@xecurify.com. We will help you to configure the module. If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML IDP module.


Pre-requisite: Download and Installation 


  • For Window:
    composer require drupal/miniorange_saml_idp
  • For Linux:
    composer require 'drupal/miniorange_saml_idp'
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange SAML Identity Provider using the search box.
  • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at
    {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml_idp/idp_setup
  • Download the module:
    drush dl miniorange_saml_idp
  • Install the module:
    drush en miniorange_saml_idp
  • Clear the cache:
     drush cr
  • Configure the module at
    {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml_idp/idp_setup
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module button.
  • Install the Drupal SAML IDP 2.0 Single Sign On (SSO) - SAML Identity Provider module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
  • Click on Enable newly added modules.
  • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • Configure the module at
    {BaseURL}/admin/config/people/miniorange_saml_idp/idp_setup

Note: Premium Version is required to set up SSO to Nextcloud.

Steps to configure Nextcloud SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Drupal website

1. Configure Nextcloud as Service Provider:

  • Open a new browser tab or window, log in to your Nextcloud account as Account Admin.
  • Click in the top right corner. Select Apps.
  • admin view nextcloud as sp
  • Search for SSO & SAML Authentication. Click on Download and Enable.
  • download saml app nextcloud as sp
  • Click in the top right corner, and select Settings. Find SSO & SAML Authentication on the left Menu bar, and open it.
  • saml selection nextcloud as sp
  • Click on Use built-in SAML Authentication, click on Add Identity Provider.
  • select built-in saml nextcloud as sp
  • Enter the following information into the Nextcloud as service Provider setup.
  • Attribute to map the UID to Email
    Identifier of the IDP Entity Copy the IDP Entity ID / Issuer from IDP Metadata tab in Drupal SAML IDP module and paste here.
    URL Target of the IDP Copy the SAML Login URL from IDP Metadata tab in Drupal SAML IDP module and paste here.
    Certificate Download the Certificate from IDP Metadata tab in Drupal SAML IDP module. Open it in notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
    enter idp info nextcloud as sp

    Once this is done, click on Download metadata XML to download the SP metadata XML file.

2. Configure Drupal as Identity Provider

  • Go to IDP Metadata, Copy the IDP Entity ID/Issuer and SAML Login URL and Keep it handy.
  • drupal saml idp - idp metadata tab
  • In the Service Provoder Setup tab, you can enter the name of Service Provider as Nextcloud (Nextcloud as SAML SP).
  • enter sp info Drupal as idp
  • Navigate to the Service Provider Setup tab of the miniOrange SAML Identity Provider module on your Drupal site. There are two way to configure your Identity Provider ( Drupal as SAML Idp ):
    • A. By Uploading SP metadata:
    • Click on UPLOAD SP METADATA link.
    • You can either Upload Metadata File and click on Upload button or use a Upload Metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.
    • drupal saml idp service provider setup
      B. Manual Configuration:
    • Navigate to Service Provider Setup tab of the miniOrange Drupal IDP module.
    • Provide the required settings (i.e. Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL, X.509 Certificate (Optional)) as provided by your Service Provider Nextcloud ( Nextcloud as SP ).
    • Service Provider Name Nextcloud
      SP Entity ID or Issuer https://<your Nextcloud URL>/index.php/apps/user_saml/saml/metadata
      ACS URL https://<your Nextcloud URL>/index.php/apps/user_saml/saml/acs
      Name ID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
  • Click on the Save Configuration button to save your configuration. Then click on Test Configuration button to test your configuration.

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If you face any issues or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at drupalsupport@xecurify.com. In case you want some additional features to be included in the module, please get in touch with us, and we can get that custom-made for you. Also, If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML IDP SSO Login module.

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