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Okta SAML Single Sign-On into TYPO3 | Okta SSO | Login using Okta

Okta SAML Single Sign-On into TYPO3 | Okta SSO | Login using Okta


Okta SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) login for TYPO3 can be achieved by using our Typo3 SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) extension. 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 Okta SAML 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 Okta 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 Okta SAML by considering Okta SAML as IdP (Identity Provider) and Typo3 as SP (Service Provider). Our Typo3 SAML extension SSO provides Unlimited user authentications from Okta SAML. 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

miniorange img Installing SAML extension in TYPO3


  • Use the below command to install the extension using composer:
    composer req miniorange/miniorange-saml
  • Now search for the "miniOrange SAML" in Installed extensions section and activate the extension by clicking on activate button.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO create frontend
  • After installation, click on the newly installed extension "miniOrange SAML SP extension" for TYPO3 SSO and login with your registered miniOrange credentials.
  • Typo3 miniorange OpenIDCconnect settings
  • After entering username and password you will require license key to proceed further if you are a premium customer. (You will get this key from the miniOrange team. After entering license key, you can activate the license and proceed further.)
  • miniorange license SAML login
  • If you are not a premium customer you can direcly login submitting miniOrange credentials.
  • After successful login, you can see the details related to your account.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Now you are ready to configure your IdP. But, it's important to integrate frontend first.
  • Download the zip file of the SAML SP extension from TYPO3 marketplace
  • Go to your TYPO3 backend, and click on Extensions section at the left side of your screen.
  • Upload the zip file,as represented in the below image.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO setup guide upload plugin
  • Now search for the "miniOrange SAML" in Installed extensions section and activate the extension by clicking on activate button.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO create frontend
  • After installation, click on the newly installed extension "miniOrange SAML SP extension" for TYPO3 SSO and login with your registered miniOrange credentials.
  • Typo3 miniorange OpenIDCconnect settings
  • After entering username and password you will require license key to proceed further if you are a premium customer. (You will get this key from the miniOrange team. After entering license key, you can activate the license and proceed further.)
  • miniorange license SAML login
  • If you are not a premium customer you can direcly login submitting miniOrange credentials.
  • After successful login, you can see the details related to your account.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Now you are ready to configure your IdP. But, it's important to integrate frontend first.

miniorange img Integrate extension with TYPO3

  • Click on the Pages from the left navigation.
  • Then you need to create a folder to store the frontend users in it by right clicking on the Home page and select New subpage.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Select Folder type from the dropdown.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Name the folder as Website Users and click on the Save.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • If you see a hyphen sign in red on the created folder, it means that the folder is not enabled. You can then enable it by right clicking on that folder and clicking Enable.
  • You need to add two STANDARD pages within the HOME page. If you are using Premium Plugin you can create three pages.
  • Here we will consider Page Names as: FESAML, RESPONSE, LOGOUT (Logout is optional for premium customers).
  • To create a FESAML page, right click on Home page then select New subpage and select STANDARD type from dropdown.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Add Page Title as FESAML and click Save.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Then again Click on FESAML Page and click on Add content. Go to plugins and add FESAML Plugin and click on the Save.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • Navigate to plugin tab and select FESAML plugin. Add website users in Record Storage Page and save the settings.
  • Typo3 login add website users
  • You can enable the FESAML page by right clicking and selecting Enable option.
  • Typo3 saml SSO create frontend
  • If you need to make changes in URL segment, which will also be your initial SSO URL, right click on FESAML page, select edit and click on "toggle URL" button to set URL according to your way.
  • Follow the same steps to create and configure Standard pages of Response.
  • Ensure you will be selecting Response Plugin for Response page.
  • Keep the FESAML and RESPONSE page urls handy as you will need them while configuring the SAML SP.

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

1. Setup Okta SAML as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Okta SAML as IdP for Typo3

miniorange img Configure Okta SAML as IdP
  • Login to your Okta admin dashboard.
  • Navigate to Applications tab -> Applications.
  • Configure Okta as IDP - Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Typo3 SSO - Applications
  • To create new app click on the Create App Integration button.
  • Create app integration Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) SAML 2.0
  • After Selecting SAML 2.0 as Sign-On method Click on Next button.
  • Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • Enter the App Name in General Settings tab and click on Next button.
  • Typo3 SSO SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login app name
  • In Configure SAML tab, enter the required details:
  • Single Sign On
    URL
    ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from the Service Provider Settings tab of the
    extension
    Audience URL
    (SP Entity ID)
    SP Entity ID / Issuer from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the extension
    Name ID
    Format
    Select E-Mail Address as a Name Id from dropdown list
    Application
    Username
    Okta username
    Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login - SAML_SETTINGS
  • Configure Group Attribute Statements (Optional) and click on Next button.
  • Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login - Group attributes

miniorange img Assigning Groups/People

  • Navigate to the application you created and click on the Assignments Tab in Okta.
  • Configure Okta as IDP - Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) assignments tab
  • To Assign People and Assign Groups click on Assign button.
  • Typo3 Okta SSO SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login - Assign groups
  • Once you Assign the user, click on Done button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP - Typo3 SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login -assign user
  • Navigate to Sign On tab and Click on View Setup Instructions to get Okta Metadata.
  • You will need this to configure the Service Provider.
  • Typo3 SAML SSO Single Sign-On(SSO)  - Okta SSO Login - setup instructions
  • You have successfully configured Okta as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) Login, ensuring secure Okta Login into 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 Okta SAML SAML Single Sign-On (Okta SAML SSO Login) choosing Okta SAML 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 Okta SAML login credentials within minutes.

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