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Configure Mendix Single Sign On (SSO) For Joomla

Mendix is a high productivity app platform that enables you to build and continuously improve mobile and web applications at scale. The Mendix Platform is designed to accelerate enterprise app delivery across your entire application development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment and operations.

Mendix enables you to implement both Agile and DevOps best practices. It even goes beyond that by involving business stakeholders in the actual development of the applications.

Mendix offers both no-code and low-code tooling in one single fully integrated platform:

No Code - Mendix offers both no-code and low-code tooling in one single fully integrated platform:

Low Code – an extensive and powerful desktop-based visual modeler is also provided, which is tailored towards professional developers and can be integrated with coding IDEs to extend capabilities

The result of this no-code and low-code combination is that business domain experts (like analysts and citizen developers) can work alongside expert developers to achieve much greater levels of alignment and accelerated delivery. Moreover, the Mendix Platform’s cloud-native architecture and automation tools support the deployment, management, and monitoring of highly available enterprise-grade applications.

How Authentication Against an Idp (Joomla Site) Works

When authenticating against an identity provider (IdP), the following steps are taken:

  • The client (user) requests a page/resource from Mendix.
  • Mendix redirects the authentication request to the IdP by redirecting the client (user)there.
  • The IdP contacts the client and presents a login page.
  • The client authenticates against the IdP, then the IdP generates a SAML token and sends it back to the client, where it will be stored as a cookie.
  • The SAML token is sent to the Mendix Server by redirecting the client user agent back to the Mendix app.
  • After authentication, Mendix redirects the client to the page requested initially.
  • The client now requests the page requested initially.
  • Now that a security context exists, Mendix responds with the requested resource (page).


With miniOrange SAML SSO solution you can configure Joomla site (IDP) with the Mendix site. This allows the users to authenticate with Joomla site (IDP) based on their Email address. Get all your user details and choose to auto provision users if necessary all from a single installation of a miniOrange sso service.

Benefits of using miniOrange SSO Solution:

  • Ease of Access: For the end users, it reduces the responsibility of managing multiple sets of usernames and passwords.
  • Manage Users and Groups from a central place: miniOrange offers simple and user- friendly UI Interface for user/group management through a single platform for add/update a user/group and controlling user/group rights. All user/group operations are synced from miniOrange admin dashboard to apps.
  • Manage Users on existing system: With Auto sync and JIT (Just in Time Provisioning) administrators can manage their users in their own existing system without having to move users or maintain them in multiple applications.
  • Future Proof: If your apps grow in future which need SSO (either SAML based or non- SAML based), then easily deploy access to these applications for your users with few easy steps.
  • Cost effective: No hassle of building or managing a new system for Single Sign On. With user-reverification system make sure only the relevant and active users are using the applications at all times thus reducing the overall cost.

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