Single Sign On (SSO) for Your Application Using Okta

Okta Single Sign On (SSO) for Your Application miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Your application.Single Sign on (SSO) for your application with Okta as Identity Provider and miniOrange can act as a service provider or an identity Broker.

Using our identity broker service you can easily SSO into any app. You can configure Okta IDP which supports SAML to single sign-on into apps that support SAML or any other protocols like OAuth, OpenID Connect, JWT, etc. Our Identity Broker service enables cross protocol authentication. Follow the easy steps given in this guide to login using Okta.

Step 1: Configure miniOrange as SP in Okta

  • Log in to Okta.
  • Note: Switch to Classic UI from Okta Developer Console, by selecting the Admin from the upper right corner then Developer Console > Classic UI

  • In Okta Developer site, navigate to Applications > Add Application or use following URL https://okta-domain-name/admin/apps/add-app
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO okta applications

    Okta Single Sign On SSO add app

  • Click on Create New App. A popup with sign on methods is shown. Select SAML 2.0 & click on Create
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO okta SAML 2.0

  • Write any appropriate App name then click Next.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO app name

    Okta Single Sign On SSO saml settings

  • For the above SAML configuration you need to get the Entity ID and ACS URL from miniOrange
  • Go to miniOrange Dashboard in the left navigation menu. Click on Add External IdP.
  • okta sso add external IDP
  • Now click on the Click here link to get miniorange metadata as shown in Screen below.
  • okt sso get miniorange metadata
  • For SP -INITIATED SSO section Select Show Metadata Details.
  • okta sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Enter the values in basic SAML configuration as shown in below screen
  • Single sign on URL ACS URL
    Audience URI (SP Entity ID) Entity ID or Issuer

    For SLO configuration (optional)
    • For SLO configuration in okta go to the Configure SAML page , click Show Advanced Settings.
    • Okta Single Sign On SSO assign people in app
    • Enter the values in Okta based on the table below. All the values mentioned can be picked up from the Metadata section in the miniOrange dashboard. Refer to the the previous step on how to get to that page.
    • Encryption Certificate This is optional
      Enable Single Logout Enable the check box to Allow application to initiate Single Logout
      Single Logout URL Single Logout URL as mentioned in the Metadata Section
      SP Issuer Entity ID or Issuer as mentioned in the Metadata Section
      Signature Certificate X.509 Certificate can be downloaded from the Metadata Section

    • Click Next.

  • Add Attribute Statement & Group Attribute Statement if required & click on Next.
  • Select Okta Configuration type & click on finish.
  • Navigate to Assignment tab from Okta. Click on Assign & select Assign to People. Select the user from the popup & click on Done. You can also assign groups if required.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO Assignment

    Okta Single Sign On SSO assign people in app

Step 2: Configure Okta as IDP in miniOrange

  • Go to miniOrange Admin Console.
  • From the left navigation bar select Identity Provider. Select SAML.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO add IDP Okta Single Sign On SSO saml IDP
  • Now navigate to the Sign on tab from Okta & select View Setup Instructions. After selecting View Setup Instructions it will open new tab which contains Single Sign-On URL, Single Logout URL, Identity Provider Issuer & X.509 Certificate copy these data. This data is required for adding Identity Source in miniOrange.

  • Okta Single Sign On SSO adding identity source

    Okta Single Sign On SSO saml configuration
  • Enter appropriate IdP Name. Also add following details
  • IdP Entity ID Identity Provider Issuer from Okta
    SAML SSO Login URL Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL from Okta
    X.509 Certificate X.509 Certificate from Okta
    Single Logout URL [Optional] Single Logout URL from Okta
  • Few other optional features that can be added to the Identity Provider(IDP) are listed in the table below:
  • Domain Mapping Can be used to redirect specific domain user to specific IDP
    Show IdP to Users Enable this if you want to show this IDP to all users during Login
    Send Configured Attributes Enabling this would allow you to add attributes to be sent from IDP
  • Click on save.

Step 3: Test Connection

  • Go to Identity Providers tab.
  • Click on Select>>Test Connection option against the Identity Provider you configured.
  • Okta Single Sign On SSO test connection
    Okta Single Sign On SSO azureAD login
  • On entering valid Okta credentials you will see a pop-up window which is shown in the below screen.
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                    <li>Hence your configuration of Okta as IDP in miniOrange is sucesssfully completed.</li>
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    Step 4: Configure Your application in miniOrange


    If you have already configured your application in miniOrange you can skip the following steps.

    • With us, You can configure application according to the the protocol it supports like SAML, OAuth, JWT, Ws-fed etc.
    • For example lets say the application supports SAML. Then go with the configurations Shown in SAML Application Tab.
    • Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
    • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click on Configure Apps button.
    • Switch to Manage app section
    • Then click on Create App under SAML.
    • Click on Create SAML App
    • Search for you Application. In case you do not find your app, search for Custom SAML App.
    • Search for your SAML App Configure SAML Application
    • Get the ACS URL and SP Entity ID from your application.
    • Enter the following values OR click on Import SP Metadata:
    • Service Provider Name Choose appropriate name according to your choice
      SP Entity ID or Issuer Your Application Entity ID
      ACS URL X.509 Certificate (optional) Your Application Assertion Consumer Service URL
      NameID Format  Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
      Response Signed Unchecked
      Assertion Signed Checked
      Encrypted Assertion Unchecked
      Group policy Default
      Login Method
    • Click on Save to configure Your applcation.
    • Now to get the IDP metadata of the app configured, Go to apps >> your_app >> select >> metadata tab.
    • Go to the metadata section
    • Click on the Show Metadata details in the Information required to Authenticate via External IDPs section. Download the metadata XML file by clicking on Download Metadata button or copy the Metadata URL link.
    • Downlaod metadata - URL
    • You need to Upload this metadata in your application.
    • To configure OAuth application in miniOrange, login to miniOrange Admin Console.
    • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps Click Configure Apps button.
    • Manage application
    • Click on Create App under OAuth/OIDC. Click on Open ID Connect App .
    •  Add OAuth openIDConnect app
    • You can add any OAuth Client app here to enable miniOrange as OAuth Server. Few popular OAuth client apps for single sign-on are Salesforce, WordPress, Joomla, Atlassian, etc.
    • Select your OAuth openIDConnect app Configure OAth AddopenIDConnect app
    • Enter following Values:
    • Client Name Add appropriate Name
      Redirect URL Get the Redirect-URL from your OAuth Client
      Descrption Add if required
      Group Name Default
      Policy Name
      Login Method
    • Click on Save
    • Now to provide the required data to OAuth client go to the app configured i.e apps >> your_app >> select >> edit.
    • Edit OAuth editOpenidConnect app OAuth openidConnect app endpoints

      Note: Choose the Authorization Endpoint according to the identity source you configure.

    • When you want to use you want to use miniOrange as OAuth identity server use this endpoint: https://{}/moas/idp/openidsso
    • If you are configuring any Identity Provider in Identity Providers Menu and not using miniOrange as IDP use this endpoint: https://{}/broker/login/oauth{customerid}
    • Click on Create App under JWT.
    • Click n External JWT app
    • Select JWT App.
    • SelectJWT app
    • Configure the name for your application and configure Redirect-URL which tells where to send JWT response. Redirect-URL should be an endpoint on your application where you want to achieve SSO.
    • Configure JWT App

      In case you are setting up SSO with Mobile Applications where you can't create an endpoint for Redirect or Callback URL, use below URL.
    • Click Save
    • To get the SSO link for your application, Go to Apps >> your_app >> select >> Edit.
    • Get SSO Link
    • Then, copy the Single Sign On Url and verify SSO setup by browsing that url.
    •  SSO URL
    • On successful authentication, you will be redirected to configured Redirect or Callback URL with JWT token
    • You will need to download a certificate from App > Manage Apps, and click Certificate link against your configured application. This certificate will be used for signature validation of JWT response.
    • Download certificate to proceed with SSO

Step 5: Setup Multiple IDPs (Optional)

    You have a choice to set multiple IDPS for Single Application, i.e integrate multiple IDP and users can select IDP accordingly from which they want to authenticate themselves. There are three different ways to authenticate users using IDP.

  • Login using IDP selection page: It gives users an option to Select IDP from the dropdown list during login time.
  • Domain Mapping: Here we map the email domains to a particular IDP. So when the user enters the Email address with a specific domain he would be redirected to the respective IDP.
  • App Identity Provider Mapping: This feature gives users an option to select one specific IDP for their application before login.
  • Note : At once you can select either of them.

A] Login using IDP selection page

  • You can configure multiple IDPs (Identity Providers) and give users the option to select the IDP of their choice to authenticate with.
    For Example - It could be multiple AD domains belonging to different departments or multiple okta organizations.
  • Few usecases where customers configure multiple IDPs -

  • Suppose you have a product which many of your clients use and each client has their own unique IDP so you want them to SSO into your product as well using their existing IDP only. miniOrange provides a centralized way to connect with all IDPs in a very easy manner and integrate SSO into your application.
  • Suppose you are providing a course to many universities, each having a unique SAML, OAuth protocol supported IDP's like Shibboleth, ADFS, CAS, etc. You can provide Single Sign-On (SSO) into your course application to all these universities by integrating with all of them using a single platform provided by miniOrange.
  • This is the endpoint to call from your SAML application -
    For Cloud IDP -<customer_id>
    For On-Premise IDP -<customer_id>
  • You should copy the Customer Key from admin console-> Settings -> and replace it with <customer_id> here. Once configured in SP, when you initiate the login from Service Provider, a user will be redirected to IDP Selection Page listing all IDPs configured for that account.
  • You can see the screenshot below of the IDP Selection Page with a list of IDPs .

    Note: To view the IDP in drop-down list, go to Identity Providers tab > against your configured IDP > Select >Edit , here Enable the Show IdP to Users option.

    Select your IDP (Identity Provider) to login

  • You can also change the look and feel of this page. Login to miniOrange Admin console. Navigate to Customization -> Branding Configuration. See the below screenshot for reference-
    Customize IDP selection login page
  1. You can customize the title of this page.
  2. Change the logo and favicon for this page.
  3. Change the background and button color for this page from admin UI.

B] Login via Domain Mapping

If you have multiple IDPs and you want a certain set of users to authenticate from one IdP whereas another set of users to authenticate from another IdP, based on their email domains then you can achieve this by using the following steps:- Our domain mapping feature

  • We have provided a Domain Mapping field under each IdP where admins can enter the domain eg. , as shown in the screenshot below.
  • For your reference , Azure AD and Okta is being used as two different IDPs and WordPress is being used as SP. Follow the guides to set up Okta and WordPress at your end.

  • Once the setup is complete you can login through your Wordpress site.
  • Lets Say in Azure AD IDP Domain field we enter and in Okta IDP Domain field we enter
  • So a user logging in with the domain will be redirected to Azure AD IDP.
  • User logging in with email address having domain will be redirected to Okta IDP.
  • Once the user will authenticate itself through respective IDPs, it will be redirected back to Wordpress site.

C] Login via App Identity Provider Mapping

    If you have multiple IDPs (identity provider) and you want a certain application user to authenticate with one IDP and other application users with another IDP then you can achieve this by our Identity Source Feature.

  • Go to apps >> your_app >> select >>edit.

  • Edit SAML app
  • Here You will have an option called as an Identity source.

  • The dropdown list would show the list of configured IDPs (Identity providers) in miniOrange Identity Providers tab and Userstore.

  • Select one IDP you want for this application. Click on Save.

  • Select IDP from which you want to authenticate users
  • Now the users of this application would be able to authenticate only by the IDP (Identity Provider) selected from the Identity Source dropdown list.
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