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

Google apps 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 Google Apps within minutes.

Step 1: Configuring Google Apps as IdP

  • Go to https://admin.google.com and login to your Google Apps Administrator account.
  • On the Admin Home, select More Controls Apps.
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  • In the App Settings, select SAML apps.
  • Click on the "+" button at the bottom right corner to create a new SAML app.
  • Now select SETUP MY OWN CUSTOM APP from the popup.
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  • On the next screen, note down the SSO URL, Entity ID URLs and download the certificate. These will be required while configuring the Plugin.
  • Once you have noted the URLs and downloaded the certificate, click on Next.
  • Enter the Application Name and Description. Click on Next.
  • Configure the following things on the next screen:
  • ACS URL ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL from the plugin under Identity Provider Settings Tab.
    Entity ID SP-EntityID / Issuer from the plugin under Identity Provider Settings Tab.
    Signed Response Checked
    Name ID Select Basic Information from the first dropdown. Then Primary Email from the second dropdown.
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  • Click on Next. Then click on Finish.
  • Now go to SAML Apps again. Click on the menu link corresponding to your app (See the screenshot). Then select ON for everyone.
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  • From the popup, Click on TURN ON FOR EVERYONE.

Step 2: Configuring Joomla as SP

  • In miniOrange SAML plugin, go to Identity Provider Settings Tab. Enter the following values:
  • Single Sign-On Service URL The SSO URL that you noted while configuring the Joomla site in Google Apps.
    IdP Entity ID or Issuer: The Entity ID that you noted while configuring the Joomla site in Google Apps.
    X.509 Certificate: Open the downloaded certificate in the Notepad. Copy/paste the entire content of the file here.
  • 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.
  • Signin_Settings


    For further details refer :
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/60224?hl=en


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