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

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

miniOrange allows Shibboleth to act as an IDP (Identity Provider), which allows users to Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using Shibboleth Credentials. Our application is compatible with all the SAML / OAuth compliant Identity Providers. We will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using Shibboleth as IdP (Identity Provider) and Shopify store as SP (Service Provider).

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application

To configure SSO with Shibboleth as IDP, you will need to install the miniOrange Single Sign On - SSO 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using Shibboleth as an Identity Provider (IDP).

1.  Configuring Shopify as Service Provider (SP) in Shibboleth

  • In conf/idpproperties, uncomment and set 'idp.encryption.optionaI' to true.
  • eg. idp.encryption.optional = true
  • In conf/metadata-providers.xml, configure Service Provider like this
  •    <MetadataProvider xmlns:samlmd="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata" 
         id="miniOrangeInLineEntity" xsi:type="InlineMetadataProvider" sortKey="1">
           <samlmd:EntityDescriptor ID="entity" entityID="<SP-EntityID/Issuer from SP info tab in plugin.>"
           <samlmd:SPSSODescriptor AuthnRequestsSigned="false" WantAssertionsSigned="true"
           <samlmd:AssertionConsumerService Binding="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:bindings:HTTP-POST"
           Location="<ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from Step1 of the plugin under IDP Tab.>"
             index="1" />
  • In conf/, uncomment and set default NameID as Email Address like this
  •  idp.nameid.saml2.default=urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
  • In conf/saml-nameid-xml, search for shibboleth.SAML2NameIDGenerators. Uncomment the shibboleth.SAML2AttributeSourcedGenerator bean and comment all other ref beans
  •  <!-- SAML 2 NameID Generation --> 
     <util:list id="shibboleth.SAML2NameIDGenerators">
       <!--<ref bean="shibboleth.SAML2TransientGenerator" /> -->
       <!-->ref bean="shibboleth.SAML2PersistentGenerator" /> -->
       <bean parent="shibboleth.SAML2AttributeSourcedGenerator"
       p:attributeSourceIds="#{ {'email'} }" />
  • Make sure you have defined AttributeDefinition in conf/attribute-resolver.xml.
  •  <!-- Note: AttributeDefinitionid must be same as what you provided in attributeSourceIds in conf/saml-nameid.xml --> 
     <resolver:AttributeDefinitionxsi:type="ad:Simple" id="email" sourceAttributeID="mail">
       <resolver:Dependency ref="ldapConnector" />
       <resolver:AttributeEncoderxsi:type="enc:SAML2String" name="email" friendlyName="email" />
     </resolver:AttributeDefinition >

     <resolver:DataConnector id="ldapConnector" xsi:type="dc:LDAPDirectory" ldapURL="%{idp.authn.LDAP.ldapURL}"
       baseDN="%{idp.authn.LDAP.baseDN}" principal="%{idp.authn.LDAP.bindDN}"
         <!-- Define you User Search Filter here -->
         <![CDATA[ (&(objectclass=*)(cn=$requestContext.principalName)) ]]>

  • Make sure you have AttributeFilterPolicy defined in conf/attribute-filter.xml.
  •  <afp:AttributeFilterPolicy id="ldapAttributes"> 
  • Restart the Shibboleth Server.

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

  • 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. Click on Add Identity Provider.
  • Shibboleth as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - add identity provider
  • Select SAML. Click on Import IDP metadata and browse for the file downloaded in step 1.
  • Shibboleth as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - Select SAML IDP and import metadata
  • Enter Shibboleth as IDP name and click on Save.
  • You can also provide the details manually. You need to configure following endpoints:
  • IDP Entity ID https://<your_domain>/idp/shibboleth
    Single Login URL https://<your_domain>/idp/profile/SAML2/Redirect/SSO
    Single Logout URL https://<your_domain>/idp/shibboleth
    X.509 Certificate The public key certificate of your Shibboleth server.

Step 3: Test Shibboleth IDP Connection

  • Go to Identity Providers tab.
  • Click on Select >> Test Connection option against the Shibboleth Identity Provider you configured.
  • Shibboleth as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - Test Shibboleth IDP Connection
  • On entering valid Shibboleth IDP credentials you will see Test Successful pop-up window as shown in the below screenshot.
  • Shibboleth as IDP - Single Sign-On SSO Shopify - Shibboleth Identity Provider Connection Success

4. 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 Shibboleth you configured in previous step. Log in with your Shibboleth account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.

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

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