Single Sign-On (SSO) For Shopify Using Salesforce as Identity Provider


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

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Login Application

To configure SSO into Shopify with SalesForce as IDP, you will need to install the miniOrange Shopify Single Sign On - SSO Login Application on your 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 SSO into Shopify using SalesForce as an IDP.

1.  Configure Shopify as SP in SalesForce.

  • Log in to Salesforce Portal.
  • From the left menu, navigate to Identity » Identity Provider in the Settings section.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • Click on Enable Identity Provider button. After enabling the Identity Provider, you should be able to see Salesforce metadata endpoints and certificate details.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • Under Service Providers Section, click on Service Providers are now created via Connected Apps. Click here link.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • Enter Connected App Name, API Name and Contact Email.
  • Under Web App Settings, check the Enable SAML checkbox.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • For the above 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 Select Show Metadata Details.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Enter the values in basic SAML configuration as shown in below screen:
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Then, click on Save button.

  • Entity ID Entity ID or Issuer
    ACS URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) ACS URL

  • Now from the left menu, under Platform Tools, select Apps » Connected Apps » Manage Connected Apps . Click on the App you just created.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • Under Profiles section, click on Manage Profiles button and select the profiles you want to give access to login through this app.
  • Salesforce saml Apps
  • Under SAML Login Information, click on Download Metadata button to download the IDP metadata.
  • shopify salesforce sso - download metadata

    You have successfully completed your SalesForce side configurations.

2.   Configure SalesForce as 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
  • Enter IDP name and and browse for the file downloaded in step 1. Then Click on Import.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO select saml
  • Click on Save.
  • You have successfully completed your Shopify side configurations.

3.  Test Connection

  • Go to Configure SSO tab.
  • Click on Select >> Test Connection option against the Identity Provider you configured. You will be redirected to the login page of the configured IDP.

    Okta Single Sign On SSO test connection
    Okta Single Sign On SSO azureAD login
  • On entering valid SalesForce credentials you will see a pop-up window as shown in below screen.

    Okta Single Sign On SSO SucessTestConnection

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 IDP you configured in previous step. Log in with your IDP account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.
Hence your configuration of Salesforce as IDP in Shopify is successfully completed.

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


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