Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) solution using LinkedIn as Identity Provider (IDP)


miniOrange allows LinkedIn to act as an IDP (Identity Provider), which allows users to Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using LinkedIn Credentials. miniOrange provides a ready to use Single Sign-On (SSO) solution for your Shopify Store. Our application is compatible with all the SAML / OAuth compliant Identity Providers. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Shopify store using LinkedIn within minutes. We will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using LinkedIn as IdP (Identity Provider) and Shopify store as SP (Service Provider). LinkedIn Single Sign On (SSO) for your Shopify store.

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application

To configure SSO into Shopify with LinkedIn as OAuth Provider, 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 applications(both plus and Non plus Stores).


Step by Step guide for Configuring LinkedIn as Identity Provider (IDP) for SSO into Shopify

Step 1: Configure Shopify as Service Provider (SP) in LinkedIn

  • Go to https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer?newapp= in order to create a new application. Click on Create Application button to create a new application.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - create application
  • Enter the required details.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - enter details
  • To get the Redirect URL:

    • Go to your Shopify store, click on the Apps tab and select the Single Sign On - SSO Login application.
    • shopify app section - single sign on application
    • Click on the Setup IDP button in the top left in the navigation bar.
    • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
    • From the left navigation bar select Identity Provider.
    • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - add identity provider
    • Copy the Callback URL as Redirect URL required for next step.
    • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - choose Oauth
    • Copy the Redirect/ Callback URL from above step and enter it under Auth >> OAuth 2.0 settings -> Authorized redirect URLs textbox.
    • linkedin as idp - single sign-on sso shopify - authorized redirect url
  • Click on Create app button.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - Create app
  • Navigate to the Auth section. Copy the Client Id and the Client Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth App configuration under Client Id and the Client Secret text fields respectively.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - client ID and Secret
  • Now navigate to Products section and enable the following options.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - enable single sign on linkedin

Step 2: Configure LinkedIn as OAuth 2.0 Provider in Shopify.

  • Again, go to your Shopify store, click on the Apps tab and select the Single Sign On - SSO Login application.
  • shopify app section - single sign on application
  • Click on the Setup IDP button in the top left in the navigation bar.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • From the left navigation bar select Identity Provider and click on Add Identity Provider.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - client ID and Secret - add identity provider
  • Choose OAuth 2.0.
  • linkedin as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - client ID and Secret - choose OAuth 2.0
  • Enter the following values.
  • App Name LinkedIn
    App Display Name Choose appropriate Name
    Client ID From step 1
    Client secret From step 1
    Scope r_emailaddress r_liteprofile w_member_social

3. 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.
  • select project google oauth provider
  • You’ll be redirected to the login page of the LinkedIn you configured in previous step. Log in with your LinkedIn account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.

Hence you have successfully configured Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) using LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn login credentials within minutes.

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