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

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

Salesforce 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 Salesforce 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 Salesforce 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 Salesforce SAML by considering Salesforce SAML as IdP (Identity Provider) and Typo3 as SP (Service Provider). Our Typo3 SAML extension SSO provides Unlimited user authentications from Salesforce 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

  • 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 Salesforce SAML SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Typo3

1. Setup Salesforce SAML as IdP (Identity Provider)

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

miniorange img Configure Salesforce SAML as IdP
  • Login into your Salesforce account as administrator.
  • Switch to Salesforce Lightning mode from the profile menu, then click the Setup button to go to the Setup screen.
  • Create SP via connected apps Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) Typo3 Salesforce SSO Login
  • Select Settings Tab from the left pane and then Identity Provider.
  • Typo3 Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) Identity Provider
  • Click on Enable Identity Provider.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider
  • In the Service Provider section, click on the link to create the Service Provider using Connected Apps.
  • Salesforce SAML Login in typo3 service provider Salesforce SSO Login
  • Enter Connected App Name, API Name and Contact Email.
  • Connected App Name Provide a name for Connected App
    API Name Provide a API name
    Contact Email Provide a Contact Email
    Fill connected apps details - Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) in Typo3 Salesforce SSO Login
  • Check the Enable SAML checkbox in the Web App Settings and enter the following values:
  • Enable SAML Checked
    Entity ID SP-EntityID / Issuer from Service Provider Settings tab of the extension
    ACS URL ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from Service Provider Settings tab of the extension
    Subject Type Username
    Name ID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:unspecified
    Fill details Typo3 SSO Salesforce SAML SSO in Typo3 Salesforce SSO Login
  • Click on Save To save the configuration, click on Save button.
  • Select Connected Apps from the left pane's Platform Tools section.
  • Click the Manage Profiles option in the Profiles section.
  • Manage profiles for salesforce login in typo3 Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO)
  • In the Profiles section click Manage Profiles button.
  • Assign the Profiles you wish to be able to use this app to log in to.
  • Salesforce SSO Login Fill Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) in Typo3 assign profiles
  • Click Download Metadata under SAML Login Information.
  • Download Identity Providers metadata - Salesforce SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) in Typo3 Salesforce SSO Login
  • This metadata will be helpful while configuring the Service Provider.
  • You have successfully configured Salesforce as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Salesforce SSO login into 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 Salesforce SAML SAML Single Sign-On (Salesforce SAML SSO Login) choosing Salesforce 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 Salesforce SAML login credentials within minutes.

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