SAML Single Sign On (SSO) into SonarQube using miniOrange

SonarQube SAML plugin gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign On for the SonarQube. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between SonarQube and miniOrange. By the end of this guide, miniOrange users should be able to log in and register to the SonarQube Server.

You can refer the steps from the video or documentation below to configure your IDP with SonarQube.

Step 1: Setup miniOrange as Identity Provider

      Single Sign On using miniorange, miniorange SSO Login  Creating App in miniOrange

        • Go to miniOrange Admin console and login with your miniOrange credentials.
        • From the left menu, go to Apps.
        • miniOrange-SAML-SSO-Manage-Apps
        • Click on Add Applicaton button.
        • miniOrange-SAML-SSO-Add-Application
        • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
        • miniOrange-SAML-SSO-Search-Application-Name
        • In the next step, search for your application from the list, if your application is not found. Search for "custom" and you can set up your app via Custom SAML App.
        • Method 1: Manual Configuration
          • Enter the following the textboxes:
          • Custom Application Name App name you like to provide.
            SP Entity ID or Issuer Enter SP Entity ID / Issuer from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
            ACS URL Enter ACS (Assertion Consumer Service) URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
            Single Logout URL Enter Single Logout URL from Service Provider Info tab of the plugin
        • Method 2: Import SP Metadata:
          • You can also import SP metadata to configure your app.
          • Click on Import SP Metadata button.
          • Enter your Custom Application Name in App Name text box.
          • Upload plugin metadata in form of text, File or URL and Click Import.
          • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using miniOrange Identity Provider,  miniorange SSO Login,Import SP Metadata using URL, Text or File
        • Name ID Setup And Attribute Mapping :
          • Enter the attribute name with which you want to log in your application in NameID field.. eg.Username, Email etc.
          • Enter name ID format such as emailAddress, nameid etc. in Name ID Format.
          • Attributes can be mapped using Add Attribute tab.
          • Add attributes such as first name, last name, group Name, etc.with its corresponding value as per shown in image.
          • Multiple attributes can be added using icon
          • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using miniOrange Identity Provider, miniorange SSO Login, Attribute Mapping
        • Select Default from the Group Name dropdown.
        • Enter Policy Name you would like to provide.
        • Select Password from the Login Method Dropdown.
        • Click on Save to add the App.
        • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using miniOrange Identity Provider, miniorange SSO Login, Add policy for SP application
        • Navigate to Apps Manage Apps.
        • Click on the metadata link against your app.
        • Download the Metadata XML File or note down the given information and keep it handy to configure the add-on.
        • You can also provide Metadata URL in plugin settings.
        • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using miniOrange Identity Provider, miniorange SSO Login, Download IDP Metadata

Step 2: Configure SonarQube as Service Provider.

    miniorange img Fetch the Identity Provider (IdP) Details

    • After configuring the IdP, get its metadata to configure SonarQube as a Service Provider(SP)
    • Copy the following details from the IdP metadata and paste them into the corresponding text fields in the SonarQube plugin
      1. 1. IdP Entity ID
        2. Login URL
        3. X.509 Certificate

    • Save all the details.
    • sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - idp_details

    miniorange img  Test Configuration

    • Once you have filled all the IdP details, go to Administration >>Configuration >>miniOrange SAML Support and then click on the Test Configuration tab.
    • It will show you the IdP login page. Enter your IdP credentials and log in.
    • If all the configurations are correct, it will show you the user details received from the IdP.
    • If the test fails, check if you have missed out any steps or try to debug through SonarQube Logs.
      sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - test_configuration

    miniorange img  Attribute & Group Mapping

    • In order to map attributes from the Identity Provider to the application, the attribute names received in the SAML response need to be entered in their corresponding fields.
    • To view these attribute names, click on the Test Configuration tab in the plugin support page.
    • Attributes used in SonarQube Application are described briefly as below:
  1. Login Attribute is a unique name assigned to the user to identify them uniquely within the SonarQube system. It's a required attribute.

  2. Name Attribute is the full name of the user, to be mapped from the IdP to the SonarQube. It's a required attribute.

  3. Email Attribute is an optional attribute and represents an email address of the user, to be mapped from the IdP to the SonarQube.

  4. Group Attribute mapping requires the group names, in the application, to be same as the group names in the Identity Provider. Otherwise, the default SonarQube Group is assigned to the user.
    • Eg. To map group value Everyone from SAML response we have to paste groupName in Group Attribute field [Refer with above image].
    • sonarqube saml single sign on (sso) plugin - attribute_mapping

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