Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO)

Guide: Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of Zendesk Single Sign-on (Zendesk SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Zendesk SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Zendesk OAuth provider credentials.
Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin webpage to learn more about the features and plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Plugin Download and Video Setup Guide


Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

This detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On plugin, gives an in depth explanation of the features of the plugin. You can refer to the handbook at anytime - it is always available to you, either via this link , or directly from the plugin for quicker access.

Setup Zendesk as OAuth Provider

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Go to Zendesk and sign up/login.
  • In Zendesk support click on Admin and select the API in the Channels category.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Zendesk Single Sign-On, Keycloak add realm
  • Click the OAuth Clients tab in the Channels/API page, and then click the plus icon (+) on the right side of the client list.
  • Login with Zendesk into Joomla | Zendesk SSO with Joomla, Add Role
  • Enter a name for your application under the Client Name field and add Callback/Redirect URL which you copied from here under Redirect URLs field. The Unique Identifier field is auto-populated with a reformatted version of the name you entered for your app. You can change it if you want. Click on Save to create a new OAuth client.
  • Zendesk OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Zendesk, Add User
  • After successful save, page refreshes with new pre-populated Client Secret field. Copy Unique Identifier and Client Secret, you’ll need them in the next step.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On SSO into Joomla | Zendesk Single Sign-On, Credentials
  • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
  • Zendesk Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
    Scope: read write
    Authorize EndPoint: https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/oauth/authorizations/new
    Access Token Endpoint: https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/oauth/tokens
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users
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Attributes Mapping and SSO

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
  •  Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

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