Drupal Zoho SSO | Login into Zoho Using Drupal as IDP

Drupal Zoho SSO | Login into Zoho Using Drupal as IDP

Drupal Zoho SSO Integration will allow you to configure Single Sign-On ( SSO ) login between your Drupal site and Zoho. Drupal as IdP SAML SSO module acts as a SAML 2.0 Identity Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the module and Zoho as Service Provider (SP) to securely authenticate users using Drupal credentials.

This Drupal Zoho SSO setup will also help you to manage your users in one single place. We provide the Drupal SAML Identity Provider module for Drupal 7, Drupal 8, and Drupal 9. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML IDP SSO login between Drupal website as IDP ( Identity Provider ) and Zoho as SP ( Service Provider ).

If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact us at drupalsupport@xecurify.com. We will help you to configure the module. We will help you to configure the module. If you want, we can also schedule an online meeting to help you configure the Drupal SAML SSO module.

Note: Premium Version of Zoho is required to set up SSO.

miniorange img Pre-requisite: Download And Installation

  • Login to your Zoho account and access Zoho Mail.
  • Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.
  • Drupal saml idp zoho mail docs
  • Go to Domains, click on Add Domain and add your domain.
  • drupal saml idp zoho domains
  • In the list, click the icon under the Verified column for your domain to validate it.
  • drupal saml idp zoho verified
  • Follow the steps specified on the page that opens up and after that click on Verify to validate your domain.
  • drupal saml idp zoho domain setup

Step 1: Configure Zoho as the Service Provider (SP)

  • Go to the Drupal site, Install and activate the Drupal SAML IDP ( Drupal as SAML IDP ) module on your Drupal site which is acting as an Identity Provider.
  • Go to the Drupal SAML IDP module, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab. Here, you can find the Identity Provider metadata such as Certificate , Login URL and Logout URL which are used to configure the
    Service Provider(Zoho).

  • Drupal saml idp upload metadata zoho sso login

    miniorange img Instructions:

  • Open a new browser tab or window, Login into Zoho Accounts at https://accounts.zoho.com/ as a user with
    administrative rights.
  • Navigate to Organization and select SAML Authentication and click on Setup Now.

  • drupal saml idp select organization for setup
    Switch back to the tab / window with the IDP Metadata. Enter the information into the corresponding fields.
    Sign-in URL Copy and paste the SAML Login URL.
    Sign out URL Copy and paste the SAML Logout URL.
    Algorithm RSA
    X.509 Certificate Download the certificate. Upload it here.
  • Click on Configure to save the SAML Single Sign On (SSO) settings.

  • drupal saml idp zoho sign in url

  • Click on Download to download the metadata file. You can use this metadata file to configure the module.

  • drupal saml idp download sp metadata zoho sso login

Step 2: Configuring Drupal as Identity Provider (IDP)

      zoho_sso By Uploading SP Metadata :

      • Click on Upload SP Metadata.
      • Drupal saml idp service provider setup zoho sso login
      • Upload metadata file and click on Upload.
      • Drupal saml idp upload metadata zoho sso login

      zoho_sso Manually configuring Drupal As IdP :

      • You would be needing following credentials from Zoho.
      • Entity ID : e.g. "https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/<your_domain.com>".
      • ACS URL : e.g. "https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/<your_domain.com>".
      • Go to Drupal IDP Module Dashboard and click on Service Provider Setup tab.
      • Enter the following information into the corresponding fields and click on Save button.

      • Service Provider Name Enter a name of your choice. e.g. zoho.
        SP Entity ID or Issuer You can find the EntityID in Your SP-Metadata XML file enclosed in EntityDescriptor tag having attribute as entityID.
        ACS URL You can find the ACS URL in Your SP-Metadata XML file enclosed in AssertionConsumerService tag having attribute as Location.

        drupal saml idp service provider configuration

Step 3: Testing SSO

  • Launch your custom URL e.g.(mail.yourdomain.com).
  • This will be redirected to the Drupal login page, provided in the configuration.
  • The authentication will be validated by the identitiy provider.
If you were able to log into Zoho, then your configuration is correct.


Zoho Single Sign-On ( SSO ) solution provides SAML 2.0 Authentication with full control over access to the applications with one set of Login credentials.In this guide, We have successfully configured Zoho SAML Single Sign-On ( SSO ) using Drupal SAML IDP module ( Drupal as SAML IDP ). By configuring Drupal as IdP and Zoho as SP. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure Single Sign-On ( SSO ) access with SAML 2.0 Authentication into Zoho using Drupal credentials.

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