Shopify Popular Use-Cases | Single Sign-On (SSO) Shopify
Shopify Popular Use-Cases | Single Sign-On (SSO) Shopify
miniOrange provides wholesome security solutions within Shopify using our Apps like Single Sign-on, Two Factor
Authentication, Social Login, Firewall, etc. If you want users to login into Shopify using other application
credentials, you can simply do
it using our Single Sign-On(SSO) app on Shopify. Our SSO integration protocols include SAML 2.0, OAuth 2.0, JWT,
OpenID with supported IDPs like ADFS, Google Apps, etc with Secured 2FA feature. For Authenticating users on Shopify
you can use our
two-factor authentication (2FA) application. Some of the 2FA methods we provide are OTP over SMS, mail, telegram,
You can download and read about miniOrange provided apps on Shopify from
Use cases for Shopify Single Sign-On
USE CASE 1: SSO into Shopify Store and Mobile Application using web-service/existing Application as
Authentication Source or Login via Existing Identity Provider:
You have an existing web application and you provide various services over there. Now you want an e-commerce
platform to extend your business and you opt for a Shopify Store. You can allow your complete user base to
login into the Shopify store with their
existing credentials that is you can connect Shopify Store with Single Sign-On. Your existing web
application/web service may be using Database as a user store. Our SSO Solution provides feasibility to
directly connect to your Web-service
and use it as an authentication source and allow users to Single Sign-On into Shopify Store with their
existing credentials. You can also connect Mobile Application with the Single Sign-On and allow users to
access Mobile Application with
the same credentials and once they are authenticated, they can SSO Into Shopify Store with just a single
click which is open in web-view mode of Mobile Application.
USE CASE 2: Connect multiple Shopify Store and allow access to users with Single Set of credentials:
You have multiple Shopify stores for different e-commerce solutions and services like you have different stores
for dealer/wholesalers and different stores for retail users. Customers regularly access multiple stores for
different services and this might
create trouble for customers since they need to remember different sets of credentials to access each store and
whenever they go from one store to another they need to log in again which is not a good experience. Moreover,
if they misplace
the credentials then you might lose business as well.
With miniOrange Single Sign-On Solution, You can connect as many stores as you want and allow users to log
in with just a single set of credentials. All users will be migrated to a centralized identity provider and all
stores will be
connected to the centralized identity provider. Once a user is logged in to one store then they will be able to
access all other stores with a single click.
USE CASE 3: Single Sign on into SAML/OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Application via Shopify as Identity Provider:
Consider all customers are in Shopify Store and now you want to expand your business and you are looking to
involve multiple platforms like Salesforce, LMS(Canvas, Docebo, Thinkific), Mobile Application, or any platform
which supports SAML / OAuth2.0
/ JWT / OpenID, etc. Users will be able to access multiple platforms with their Shopify Existing Credentials and
they will not be required to signup / Login into other platforms with different sets of credentials. They can
SSO into other platforms
using Shopify Store existing credentials, that is Shopify Store can be used as a Centralised Identity Provider.
USE CASE 4: Single Sign On into Shopify Store via multiple Identity Providers and access to specific
pages, products or collection based on logged in user’s Identity Provider:
There’s a Shopify Store and you have clients whose end-users are stored in multiple identity Providers. Client A
users are stored in OKTA and Client B users are stored in AWS Cognito. All end-users from Multiple Identity
Provider can perform SSO into
Shopify Store and access the store with their existing Identity Provider credentials. Pages and products can be
restricted based on which organization's customers are logging in. Only specific pages can be made available for
or Client A users and another set of pages or products or collections can be made available for organization B
or Client B users after Single Sign-On into Shopify Store.
USE CASE 5: Restrict access to products, Pages, collection or complete store based on user groups in
Consider you have a Shopify store. And the customers of this store are part of some organization. All these
users are stored in an Identity provider. Now, these users are categorized into different groups such as
employees, managers, administrators, etc.
Let’s assume that they are categorized in user groups A, B, and C. All end users from this Identity Provider can
perform SSO into your Shopify Store and access the store with their existing Identity Provider credentials.
These users are assigned
groups A, B, and C in IDP as well. Pages, products, or collections can be restricted based on the groups of the
user, who is logging in. Different restrictions can be imposed to make the right content of the Shopify store
available to the
correct group of users. After the users perform SSO, some parts of the pages, products, collections can be made
available to the users of category A, other parts of the pages and products can be made available to the users
of category B. Similarly
remaining part of the pages or collections can be made available to the category C users.
USE CASE 6: OTP verification at guest checkout and 2FA authentication:
When the merchants allow guests to checkout on their storefront they face the problem of fake orders. To tackle
this problem Store owners can use one of the two methods mentioned below to prevent fake orders.
OTP verification at guest checkout - When the user lands on the checkout page, the checkout button can be
disabled by default. To enable the checkout button the user will need to do OTP verification. When a guest user
lands on the checkout
page he is prompted to enter his mobile number by clicking the OTP verification button. After only successful
OTP verification, the checkout button will be enabled.
2FA authentication - Store owners can enable 2FA authentication in their stores. When the user logs in
using his email and password then they are prompted for OTP verification on their mobile number. Until the OTP
verification is done
they cannot access the store. 2FA can also be implemented for OTP over email for an extra layer of security. In
this way, fake orders can be avoided by allowing only verified users to access the store.
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