Umbraco SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using Auth0 as IDP | Auth0 SSO

Umbraco SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign-On for your Umbraco applications. Using Single Sign-On you can use only one password to access your Umbraco application and services. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) between Umbraco and Auth0 considering Auth0 as IdP. To know more about the features we provide for Umbraco SSO, click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

  • Download Umbraco SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) module.
  • For Setting up the module, extract the, you will find a DLL file miniorange-saml-sso.dll, a configuration file saml.config and a file which contain the steps for adding the module into your application.

1. Add module in Umbraco Application

  • Add miniorange-saml-sso.dll in the bin folder (where your other DLL files exist) for your Umbraco site.
  • Register miniorangesamlsso module for your umbraco SSO according to the provided steps in the file.
  • Add the provided configuration file saml.config in the root directory for your umbraco site.
  • After integration open browser and browse the module dashboard with URL below:
  • If it pops up the registration page or login page, you have successfully added the miniOrange saml sso module for your application.
  • Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Login Page
  • Register or Login for configuring the module.

2. Configure Auth0 as IDP

There are below two ways with which you can get the SAML SP metadata to configure on your identity provider end.

A] Using SAML metadata URL or metadata file:
  • Under the Service Provider Settings section, you can find the metadata URL as well as the option to download the SAML metadata
  • Copy metadata URL or download metadata file to configure the same on your identity provider end.
  • You can refer to the below screenshot:

    Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Service provider metadata
B] Uploading metadata manually:
  • From the Service Provider Settings section, you can copy the service provider metadata manually like SP Entity ID, ACS Url, Single Logout Url, and provide it to your identity provider for configuration.
  • You can refer to the below screenshot:

    Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Service provider metadata
  • Log in to your Auth0 dashboard.
  • Click on Applications.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Navigate to Applications
  • Click on Create Application.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add or create application
  • A new window will pop-up. Enter a name for the application and select Regular Web App. Click on CREATE button.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Choose regular Web app
  • Select the Addons tab.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Select SAML SSO Add-ons
  • Enable SAML2 option in the addons. It will open up a Configuration window.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enable SAML 2.0 Add-on webapp
  • Enter Application Callback URL, Audience, Recipient and other settings using SP entity ID and ACS URL copied from the plugin as shown below:
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add SP entity ID and URL from Plugin
  • Scroll down and click on Save.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Save entity ID
  • Go to the Usage tab and click on the Identity Provider Metadata download link. It will download the metadata XML file which you'll need for setting up the SAML plugin.
  •  Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - IDP metadata download

You have successfully configured Auth0 as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving Auth0 SSO login into your Umbraco application.

3. Configure Umbraco as SP

There are below two ways with which you can configure your SAML identity provider metadata in the module.

A] Upload metadata using the Upload IDP Metadata button:
  • If your identity provider has provided you with the metadata URL or metadata file (.xml format only) then you simply configure the identity provider metadata in the module using the Upload IdP Metadata option.
  • You can refer to the below screenshot

    Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - Upload Metadata
  • You can choose any one of the options according to the metadata format you are available with.
B] Configure the identity provider metadata manually:
  • After configuring your Identity Provider, it will provide you with IDP Entity ID, IDP Single Sign On URL and x.509 Certificate. Configure these values under IDP Entity ID, Single Sign-On Url and SAML X509 Certificate fields respectively.
  • Click Save to save your IDP details.
  • Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration

4. Test Configuration

  • Click on Test Configuration button to test whether the SAML configuration you’ve done is correct or not.
  • The below screenshot shows a successful result.
  • Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - saml dll testconfig

5. Attribute Mapping

  • Map your umbraco attributes with the Identity Provider (IdP) attributes.
  • Umbraco Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute mapping
  • Click on Save Attribute Mapping button to save the settings.

6. Login Settings

  • Use the following URL as a link in your Umbraco site from where you want to initiate SSO:
  • For example you can use it as:
    <a href="https://umbraco-base-url/?ssoaction=login”>Login</a>"

7. Logout Settings

  • Use the following URL as a link in your Umbraco from where you want to perform SLO:
  • For example you can use it as:
    <a href="https://umbraco-base-url/?ssoaction=logout”>Logout</a>"

You can configure the Umbraco SAML 2.0 Single Sign-On (SSO) module with any Identity Providers such as ADFS, Azure AD, Bitium, Centrify, WordPress, G Suite, JBoss Keycloak, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, AWS Cognito, OpenAM, Oracle, PingFederate, PingOne, RSA SecureID, Shibboleth-2, Shibboleth-3, SimpleSAML, WSO2 or even with your own custom identity provider. Check the list of identity providers here.

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