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SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla using Amazon AWS


AWS SAML Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables Amazon AWS users to access multiple Joomla applications with one login and one set of credentials. Our plugin is compatible with Joomla 4 and Joomla 5, as well as with all the SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Joomla site and Amazon AWS by considering Amazon AWS as IdP (Identity Provider) and Joomla as SP (Service Provider). Amazon AWS Single Sign On (SSO) for Joomla miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Joomla. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Amazon AWS within minutes.

Visit our Joomla SAML SP Plugin page to learn more about the features and Pricing plans we offer for the Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-on plugin.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

1. Setup Amazon AWS as IDP with Joomla as SP

1.A. Download and Setup Joomla SAML SP Plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange SAML SP plugin for Joomla from the given link.
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla SAML SP plugin.
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange SAML SP plugin button.
  • Go to the Service Provider metadata tab and copy the ACS Url and Audience Url. We are going to use it later while configuring AWS.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Fetch ACS URL

1.B. Configure AWS as Identity Provider

  • First of all, go to Amazon AWS Admin Console and sign up/login in your account to Configure AWS as Identity Provider.
  • Now click on Services then click on Security, Identity & Compliance then select IAM Identity Center.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Services
  • Here click on the Enable button to enable IAM Identity Center.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Identity Center
  • You will get a popup if there is no AWS organization created. Click on Create AWS Organization to create a AWS organization.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Create AWS Organization
  • In the IAM Identity Center dashboard, click on Applications.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Open Applications
  • Now click on Add Application.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Create Applications
  • Here select Add a custom SAML 2.0 Application to create custom application for Joomla.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Create Custom SAML App
  • Enter the Details of Custom Joomla application like Display name and description.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Configure App
  • Now you have to Download AWS SSO metadata, to configure Joomla SAML SP plugin. So that click on Download button to download AWS metadata.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Download metadata
  • Click on the Save button to save the configuration.
  • Now click on Actions to get a dropdown menu.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla attribute mapping
  • Click on Edit attribute mappings to enter the attribute mapping section.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla Edit attribute mapping
  • Then you can assign users and group names under the Assigned users section.
  • AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla assign users

2. Configure Joomla as Service Provider

In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Service Provider Setup Tab. There are three ways to configure the plugin:

    SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Metadata URL :

    • Click on Upload IDP Metadata.
    • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata
    • Enter Metadata URL (Copy from IDP app) and click on Fetch Metadata.
    • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata URL

    SAML SSO Single-Sign-On By Uploading Metadata File:

    • Click on choose metadata file and click on Upload.
    • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

    SAML SSO Single-Sign-On Manual Configuration :

    • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the plugin.
    • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID in the Federation Metadata document
      Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL in the Federation Metadata document
      X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate in the Federation Metadata document
      manual Configuration

  • Click on Test Configuration.
  • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP, Upload Metadata file

3. Attribute Mapping - Premium Feature (Included with Business Trial)

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Joomla user attributes like firstname, lastname etc.
  • While auto registering the users in your Joomla site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Joomla user details.
  • In Joomla SAML plugin, go to Attribute Mapping tab and fill in all the fields.
    Username: Name of the username attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Email: Name of the email attribute from IdP (Keep NameID by default)
    Group/Role: Name of the Role attribute from Identity Provider(IdP)
  • Attribute Mapping
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.
  • You can refer the following video for Attribute Mapping.

4. Group Mapping - Premium Feature (Included with Business Trial)

  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your Identity Provider (IdP).
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
  • You can refer the following video for Group Mapping.
  • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP Group Mapping

5. Redirection & SSO Links

  • Go to Login Settings tab. There are multiple features availabe in this tab like Auto redirect the user to Identity Provider and Enable Backed Login for Super Users. To use these features, click on the respective checkboxes.
  • Joomla Single Sign On SSO SAML SP Signin Settings

    You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 SP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

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How miniorange Joomla SAML SSO plugin works?


SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On ( SAML SSO) - Service Provider Plugin acts as a SAML 2.0 Service Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the Joomla site and various SAML 2.0 supported Identity Providers to securely authenticate (Secure Login) the user to the Joomla site.
SAML 2.0 SP Single Sign On (SSO) - Service Provider plugin also provides Cross-Domain / Sub-domain login sharing with other Joomla websites.
We also provide a separate plugin that enables Joomla to act as an Identity Provider. It supports authentication with Joomla, user management, session management, change password, etc. You can configure any service provider with your Joomla site with the help of this plugin.

What is the use of the configuration or integration with SAML SSO?


Miniorange Provides best SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) solution to Amazon AWS. SSO reduces the number of attack surfaces because users only log in once each day and only use one set of credentials. Reducing login to one set of credentials improves enterprise security. When employees have to use separate passwords for each app, they usually don't.
Amazon AWS [SAML] Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Joomla can be achieved by using our Joomla SAML SP Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between the Joomla site and Amazon AWS.

Additional Resources:

Miniorange Joomla SAML Single sign-on(web SSO) supports multiple known IDPs like ADFS, Azure AD, Amazon AWS,
Shibboleth, Amazon AWS, Amazon AWS, SimpleSamlPhp, Google apps, Bitium, OpenAM, miniorange IDP, Centrify and many more.

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