Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On using Azure AD | Azure Active Directory SSO | Login using Azure AD

Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On using Azure AD | Azure Active Directory SSO | Login using Azure AD


Azure AD (Azure Active Directory) Single Sign-On (SSO) login for TYPO3 [SAML] can be achieved by using our Typo3 SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Typo3 will be configurd as a SAML 2.0 compliant Service Provider as a result of our SSO solution, which will build trust between the Typo3 site and Azure AD in order to securely authenticate and login users to the Typo3 site. Our Typo3 Single Sign-On (SSO) solution helps to secure Typo3 sites behind the SSO login so that users are authenticated using their Azure AD / Azure B2C / Office 365 / Microsoft 365 login credentials. Seamless support for advanced SSO features like Attribute / Custom Mapping, Role Mapping etc.

Here we will go through a guide to configure SAML Single Sign-On SSO login between Typo3 site and Azure AD by considering Azure AD as IdP (Identity Provider) and Typo3 as SP (Service Provider). Our Typo3 SAML extension SSO provides Unlimited user authentications from Azure AD. To know more about other features we provide in you Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) extension, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

  • Log into your Typo3 instance as an admin.
  • Navigate to Extensions tab from left pane.
  • Select Get Extension from the dropdown and search for miniOrange SAML and install the extension.
  • Now select Installed Extensions from the dropdown menu and search for SAML and activate the extension.

Steps to configure Azure AD SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Typo3

1. Setup Azure AD as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Azure AD as IdP for Typo3

miniorange img Configure Azure AD as IdP


  • Log in to Azure AD Portal

  • Select Azure Active Directory.

  • Azure AD Typo3 SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Typo3 select azure active directory
  • Navigate to Enterprise Application.

  • enterprise application Typo3 SAML single sign on azure AD
  • Click on New Application button.

  • Azure AD Typo3 SAML SSO New Application Azure Login
  • Click on Create your own Application.

  • Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Typo3 own application
  • Enter your app's name, then go to the Non-gallery application section and click the Create button.

  • Typo3 SAML Azure AD SSO Add Non-Gallery Application
  • Click on Setup Single sign-on tab.

  • Azure Active Directory Typo3 SAML SSO Single Sign-On(SSO) setup SSO
  • Select the SAML  tab.

  • Azure AD login in to Typo3 SSO select SAML tab
  • After clicking Edit, from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin, enter the SP Entity ID for Identifier and the ACS URL for Reply URL.

  • Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Typo3 Select SAML authentication SSO Azure Typo3 Single Sign-On(SSO) Select SAML authentication SSO
  • The following Attributes will be sent by default in the SAML response. Under the Attributes tab, you may view or update the claims sent in the SAML response to the application.

  • Azure AD Typo3 SAML Login Configure SAML
  • To get the Endpoints you'll need to configure your Service Provider, copy the App Federation Metadata Url.

  • Azure AD Typo3 SAML SSO - Azure Single Sign-On(SSO) Setup SAML 2.0
  • Assign users and groups to your SAML application
    • To add a user or group, go to the Users and Groups tab and select Add user/group.
    • Typo3 Sign in using Azure AD assign groups and users
    • To assign the required user, go to Users and then go to Select.
    • Azure AD Typo3 SAML SSO add users
    • In the Select Role section, you may also designate a role to your application.
    • You've successfully set up Azure AD as a SAML IdP (Identity Provider) to enable Azure AD SSO on your Typo3 site.

2. Configure Typo3 as SP (Service Provider)

  • In Typo3 SSO extension, go to the SP settings tab and enter Fesaml Plugin Page URL, Response Page URL, ACS URL, Entity ID and all other required details.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO Single Sign-On(SSO) SP settings
  • Now, go to the IdP settings tab of the extension. There are two ways to configure the Typo3 SSO extension.
  • A. By uploading IDP metadata:

  • Enter the Identity Provider Name
  • Click on Upload IDP metadata button.
  • You can either upload a metadata file and click on Upload button or use a metadata URL to fetch the metadata.
  • Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) upload metadata

    B. Manual Configuration:

  • Copy SAML Entity ID, SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL and x.509 certificate from Federation Metadata document and paste it in IdP Entity ID or Issuer, Single Sign-on Service URL, x.509 Certificate fields respectively in the extension.
  • IdP Entity ID or Issuer SAML Entity ID obtained from the IdP
    Single Sign-On Service URL SAML Single-Sign-On Endpoint URL obtained from the IdP
    X.509 Certificate x.509 Certificate obtained from the IdP
  • Click on Save button to save all your settings.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Typo3 Save IdP settings
  • To check if your Typo3 as SP is configured correctly, click the Test Configuration button.
  • Test configuration for typo3 saml SSO extension

3: Attribute / Custom Mapping (Optional). *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 Identity Provider (IdP) and map them to Typo3 user attributes like firstname, lastname and so on.
  • While auto registering the users in your Typo3 site these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Typo3 user details.
  • Only NameID can be mapped to Typo3 Email and Username characteristics with the free extension. Multiple user attributes from the IdP, on the other hand, can be mapped to Typo3 attributes in the premium version of the extension. You can map custom attributes that you've added to your IdP in addition to the default attributes.
  • When a user performs SSO, the NameID value sent by the IdP will get mapped to the email and the username of the Typo3 user.
  • Login in typo3 attribute mapping typo3 SAML SSO
  • You can check the Test Configuration Results under Service Provider Setup tab to get a better idea of which values to map here.

4: Group Mapping (Optional). *This is Premium feature.

  • You can specify a default Group in the free extension that will be allocated to all non-admin users when they conduct SSO.
  • Go to Group mapping tab and navigate to Group Mapping section.
  • Select the Default Group and click on the Save button.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO Single Sign-On(SSO) Login in Typo3 - Group mapping

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Azure AD SAML Single Sign-On (Azure AD SSO Login) choosing Azure AD as IdP and Typo3 as SP using Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) extension .This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Typo3 site using Azure AD login credentials within minutes.

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