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Shopify SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using WordPress as Identity Provider


We are going to configure SAML Single Sign On (SSO) for your Shopify store using WordPress as an identity provider (IDP). miniOrange provides a ready-to-use solution for your Shopify store (Plus & Non-Plus). This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Shopify Stores using WordPress within minutes.

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application

To configure SSO into Shopify with WordPress as IDP, you will need to install the miniOrange Single Sign On - SSO Login Application on your Shopify store:

miniOrange Provides Secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access to your Shopify stores(Plus and Non-Plus stores).

Note: If you want to set up SSO into the WordPress using the Shopify store as the IDP, follow the instructions provided here.

Step by Step guide for Configuring WordPress as IDP for SAML SSO into Shopify

1. Configure Shopify as a Service Provider (SP) in WordPress

  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Install and activate the SAML & WSFED IDP ( SSO using WordPress Users ) plugin on your WordPress site which will be acting as an Identity Provider.
  • Once installed, click on Activate.
  • To configure Shopify as a Service Provider, we need the important endpoints such as SP Entity ID, ACS URL, X.509 certificate from the Shopify SSO application.
  • Open your Shopify store and navigate to the App section and click on Single Sign On - SSO login application.
  • Shopify SSO - single sign on application
  • Click on the Add identity Provider button to add your IDP.
  • Shopify SSO - Add Identity Provider
  • Select SAML protocol.
  • Shopify SSO - Select SAML Protocol
  • From the list of identity providers (IDPs), select WordPress as your identity provider.
  • Shopify SSO - Select SAML Protocol
  • Click on the Get Metadata to get the service provider (Shopify) metadata.
  • Shopify SSO - Download SP Metadata
  • For SP-Initiated SSO, note down the required details to configure SSO in WordPress.
  • Shopify SSO - Shopify SP-intiated Metadata
  • Enter the values corresponding to the information from the Service Provider. Refer to the table below.
  • Service Provider Name Name of your Service Provider.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from the Service Provider
    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from the Service Provider.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked
    Shopify SSO - Configure Settings
  • Click on the Save button to save your configurations.
  • Go to the IDP Metadata tab. Here you can find information for configuring the Service Provider.
  • Copy the Metadata URL which we will further require to configure WordPress as IDP in Shopify.
  • Shopify SSO - Download Metadata
  • You have completed your WordPress side configurations.

2. Configure WordPress as an Identity Provider (IDP) in Shopify

  • Navigate back to the miniOrange Single Sign On-SSO application and click on Add identity Provider button.
  • Shopify SSO - single sign on application
  • Select SAML protocol.
  • Shopify SSO - Select SAML protocol
  • From the list of identity providers (IDPs), select WordPress.
  • Shopify SSO - Select WordPress as IDP
  • Enter the identity provider (IDP) display name.
  • Click on the Import IDP Metadata button.
  • Shopify SSO - Import WordPress Metadata
  • Select the upload method as Metadata Link. Paste the Metadata URL of WordPress from Step 1 and Click on Import.
  • Shopify SSO - Upload WordPress Metadata link
  • Click on Save.

3. Test Connection

  • After saving the IDP configuration, you will be redirected to Test Connection step.
  • Perform test connection before mapping or fetching attributes, test connection ensures that your IDP configuration is correct.
  • Click on Test Connection.
  • Shopify SSO - WordPress login page
  • On entering valid WordPress credentials you will see a pop-up window which as shown in below screen.
  • Shopify Single Sign On SSO SucessTestConnection
  • Click on the Fetch Attributes to fetch IDP attribute.
  • Shopify SSO - Fetch Attributes from IDP

4. Attribute Mapping

  • Click on the + Attribute Mapping button to map attributes between Shopify and WordPress.
  • Shopify SSO - Add Attribute Mapping
  • Map the attributes by referring the table below:
  • Shopify SSO - Add Attribute Values
    Attribute Name in Shopify Choose the attribute from the list of predefined attributes
    Attribute Type IDP Attribute
    Attribute Value Select the attribute value you have fetched from your IDP
  • Click on Save.
  • Navigate to the application home page. Click More actions against the configured IDP, and click on Make Default to set your IDP as default.
  • Shopify SSO - Make Default IDP

5. Testing SSO for your Shopify Store

  • Go to your Shopify Store login page.(https://<your-shopify-storedomain>/account/login)
  • Click on the login button you customized earlier.
  • Shopify SSO - WordPress Login Button Test
  • You’ll be redirected to the login page of the IDP you configured in previous step. Log in with your IDP account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.

Hence you have successfully configured Shopify SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using WordPress as IDP and Shopify as SP using miniOrange Single Sign-On (SSO) login application. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Shopify store using WordPress login credentials within minutes.


Troubleshooting

invalid_request

This may be because your primary domain would be different from your Shopify domain. To check your primary domain and make SSO work, follow the steps given here.

shopify_plan_expired

This issue arises when either the trial period of your Development plan is expired. Or if your plan is not auto-renewed from the Shopify end. Contact us at shopifysupport@xecurify.com to resolve the plan upgrade issue and get smooth functioning of the SSO – Single Sign On Application.

invalid_attributes_received

As email is a required entity in Shopify for account creation as well as login operation, Single Sign On is not successful in this case. To resolve this error, please follow given here.

encountered_an_error

When I am performing SSO, I am getting ‘Please verify if Shopify App is installed’ error. To resolve this error, please follow given here.

If your error or query is not listed here, click here to see others.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


I have followed the steps to set IdP but where can I check SSO?

Follow the steps outlined here. to configure SSO in Shopify with your preferred IDP.

I installed the Shopify SSO application. I clicked on the “SETUP IDP” option but nothing opened up.

Redirection to any other site might be blocked in the browser. Please follow the steps given here to resolve the issue.

When I try to perform SSO, I get redirected to the “Incorrect App Configuration” page.

You might be trying to perform SSO in the different tab of the same browser where you have opened our Single Sign-On – SSO Application or accessed the configuration portal of our application. In this case, SSO will be restricted due to security reasons.
Try to perform Single Sign On in a new incognito/private window or in a different browser in order to make SSO work.

After performing SSO, I want my customers to redirect to the collections or discount offer page.

Follow the steps outlined here. to redirect your customer to collections/cart or any other page.

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