Step by Step Guide for Joomla Single Sign On (SSO) using Centrify as IdP

Centrify 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 Centrify within minutes.

Step 1: Configuring Centrify as IdP

  • Log into Centrify as an Administrator and go to Apps from the NavBar. Click on Add Web Apps.
  • In the pop-up, click on Custom tab and then click on the Add button next to SAML.
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  • In the new SAML App that you created under Application Settings section, enter Assertion Consumer Service URL (ACS URL) as provided in the plugin under Identity Provider Settings tab.
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  • Under User Access section, select roles that can access this app.
  • Under Advanced section, pass the following parameters to the functions in the code:
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    setRecipient() centrify_8_1
    setHttpDestination() centrify_9_1
    setRelayState() centrify_10_1
    NOTE: Please do NOT change any other function calls.

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  • Under Application Settings section, scroll down to Identity Provider Info. Keep this information handy for configuring the plugin.
  • Click on Download Signing Certificate to download the Signing certificate.

Step 2: Configuring Joomla as SP

  • In miniOrange SAML plugin, go to Identity Provider Settings Tab.
    •  Manual Configuration :

      • Provide the required settings (i.e. IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-On Service URL, X.509 Certificate) and save it.
      Single Sign-On Service URL Identity Provider Sign-in URL from Identity Provider Info in your Centrify SAML APP.
      IdP Entity ID or Issuer Issuer from Identity Provider Info in your Centrify SAML App
      X.509 Certificate:Open the .cer certificate file in notepad and copy/paste the entire content of the file.

       Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:

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Step 3: Attribute Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Attributes are user details that are stored in your Identity Provider.
  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your 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 miniOrange 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 IdP
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  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Identity Provider Settings tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

Step 4: Group/Role Mapping (It is Optional to fill this). This is Premium feature.

  • Joomla uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site.
  • Role mapping helps you to assign specific roles to users of a certain group in your IdP.
  • While auto registering, the users are assigned roles based on the group they are mapped to.
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Step 5: SSO Login Settings.

  • Go to SSO 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.
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