SAML Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution Using PingOne as Identity Provider (IDP)


How can we authenticate users into Shopify using PingOne as Identity Provider?

miniOrange allows PingOne to act as an IDP (Identity Provider), which allows users to Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using PingOne 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 PingOne as IdP (Identity Provider) and Shopify store as SP (Service Provider).

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application

To configure SSO into Shopify using PingOne 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 Store(both plus and Non plus Stores).


Step by Step guide for Configuring PingOne as IDP for SSO into Shopify

1.  Configuring miniOrange as Service Provider (SP) in PingOne

  • Log in to PingIdentity Admin and then navigate to Administrators Section.
  • PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - add application
  • On your Dashboard menu, click on Connections section.
  • PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - add application
  • In the Connections menu, Click on Application and to create an application click on the + icon beside its name.
  • PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - add application
  • Provide appropriate Application Name and choose the Application Type as SAML. Click on Save button.
  • PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - add application
  • For the SAML configuration you need to get the Entity ID and ACS URL from Shopify.
  • Now go to your Shopify store and navigate to App section and click on Single Sign On - SSO login application.
  • shopify app section - single sign on application
  • Click on Setup IDP button in the top left in navigation bar.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on Configure SSO >> Add Identity Provider.
  • okta shopify sso add identity provider
  • Select SAML protocol. Now click on the Click here link to get miniOrange metadata as shown in Screen below.
  • okta sso get miniorange metadata
  • For SP - INITIATED SSO section Copy Metadata URL link.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Navigate to Import from URL tab, and paste the copied metadata URL in import URL section. Click on Import.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Click on Save.
  • Now go to configuration tab and click on Download Metadata button to download IDP metadata. Keep it handy as it will be used in furthur steps.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Navigate to Attribute Mappings tab and map the attributes as shown in below table.
    saml_subject Email Address
    NameID Email Address
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Save your Application and on the Application Dashboard and enable the “User Access” button next to your application name.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
You have successfully completed PingOne side configurations.

2.  Configuring PingOne as Identity Provider (IDP) in Shopify

  • Again navigate to the App section of Shopify store and click on Single Sign On - SSO Login application.

    shopify app section - single sign on application
  • Click on Setup IDP button in the top left in 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 Configure SSO and click on Add Identity Provider.

    Okta Single Sign On SSO add identity provider
  • Select SAML and click on Import IDP metadata.

    Okta Single Sign On SSO select saml
  • Add appropriate IDP name. Select the File option and Choose the XML file downloaded in step 1.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO - idp metadata
  • Click on Import and then click on Save.
You have successfully completed Shopify side configuration.

3.   Test Connection

  • Go to Identity Providers tab.
  • Click on Select >> Test Connection option against the Identity Provider you configured.
  • PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - PINGONE SSO Login - test connection
    PINGONE as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for Shopify - PINGONE

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.
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  • 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) using PingOne as IDP and miniOrange 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 PingOne login credentials within minutes.

Choose your preferred Identity Provider and start setting up SSO for Shopify right away


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