Steps to configure Inkling as SP for Joomla client

Step 1:Configure Inkling as SP for Joomla client

  • Obtain issuer(Entity id), ACS URL, if SP is configured for signed requests then you need to provide the certificate in the plugin as well. Obtain it from metadata file of Inkling.
  • In Identity provider tab of IDP plugin enter the values:

    Service Provider NameChoose appropriate name according to your choice.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Inkling Entity ID
    ACS URLInkling Assertion Consumer Service URL.
    X.509 Certificate (optional) [For Signed Request] Paste certificate value you copied from the Metadata file.
    NameID FormatSelect urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
    Response Signed Unchecked.
    Assertion Signed Checked.
    Encrypted Assertion Unchecked.
  • You will need to upload the IdP metadata or give certain IDP information in Inkling. You can get this information from the Service Provider Tab in the plugin.
  • You will need to configure user attributes to be sent in the SAML response which Inkling needs to log in the user. You can do this under the Attribute/Role Mapping Tab in the plugin. Note the Attributes required for Inkling.
  • Configure the plugin to send relevant user details.
  • Please Note: The name you provide in the plugin for each attribute has to match the name being asked in the plugin dashboard.

Step 2:Guide to set up miniOrange SAML 2.0 IdP in Joomla

  • Go to https://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/saml-2-0-idp-for-joomla/ and download the SAML 2.0 IdP extension by clicking on GET SAML 2.0 IDP FOR JOOMLA.

  • Login to the administrator section of your Joomla website – [host]/[sitename]/administrator/index.php

  • From the navigation menu on top go to Extensions Manage Install.

  • Drag and drop your miniorange-joomla-saml-idp.zip file in the area indicated in the image below or browse and select the file to install the plugin.

  • After the installation go to Extensions Manage Manage.

  • Search for miniorange in the search box and enable the two extensions System and User that are disabled by default.

  • After enabling the extensions go to Components miniOrange Joomla IDP Account Setup.

  • In the Account Setup tab, register with miniOrange to activate the extension. If you already have an account with miniOrange, enter your credentials from the existing account and it will be fetched automatically.

  • After the successful retrieval of your account, go to Service Provider tab and fill in the Service Provider Name, SP Entity ID or Issuer, ACS URL and NameID Format. You will get these details from the Service Provider that you are using. Fill in the other fields according to your requirements. Click on Save.


  • Next, go to the Identity Provider tab. Here you will find all the details you need to configure your Service Provider with your miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP. Download the Certificate, open it with any text-editor (Notepad) and copy the content into your Service Provider’s X.509 Certificate configuration field.

  • You have successfully completed your miniOrange SAML 2.0 IDP configurations. Still, if you are facing any difficulty please mail us on info@miniorange.com .