JWT, or JSON Web Token, is an open standard used to share information between two parties securely — a client
and a server. In most cases, it’s an encoded JSON containing a set of claims and a signature. The client will have
once with the server with the credentials. The server verifies the credentials and delivers a JSON Web Token to the
client (JWT). The client may use this JSON Web Token (JWT) to authenticate itself to the server for avoiding
the need to submit
credentials such as username and password again.
This solution allows you to setup Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify store and authenticate via
JWT from your client application. When you use single sign-on (SSO) with JWT authentication, a user's
identity is verified
when they sign in to the client application. The user can then access Shopify store without having to enter
any additional sign-in credentials. Only users who have been authenticated by the client application have access to
Whenever a user login to your client application, the user’s details are taken from the application userbase by the
JWT issuer for creating a JWT token having three parts header, payload, and signature. This JWT
token is then
appended in the Shopify SSO
link and when the user clicks on the SSO link, there will be a signature validation process and if the
signature is validated, the user is authentic and will be granted access to the Shopify store otherwise, the
access will be denied.
Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application
To configure Single Sign-On (SSO) on your Shopify store using JWT, you will need to install the
miniOrange Single Sign On - SSO Application on your Shopify store:
After substituting the values click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) link. You will be redirected to the
Hence you have successfully configured Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) using JWT Authentication 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 JWT within minutes.
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.
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 email@example.com to
resolve the plan
upgrade issue and get smooth functioning of the SSO – Single Sign On
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.
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
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 and then after
subsequent attempts, I get redirected to https://store.xecurify.com/moas/login 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.
How do I enable the SSO application’s auto redirect to IDP feature on my Shopify store?
You must upgrade to the SSO application’s Enterprise plan to enable the Auto-Redirect to the IDP
feature. Follow the steps outlined here to enable this feature.
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