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BigCommerce Multi Store-Front Single Sign-On (SSO)


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miniOrange provides a comprehensive solution for BigCommerce Multi-Storefront SSO (Single Sign-On). Through the integration of miniOrange's SSO solution, BigCommerce customers gain the ability to login themselves once & gain access to all affiliated BigCommerce store-fronts. This eliminates the need for separate login credentials & simplifies the user experience, resulting in reduced friction.

With BigCommerce Multi Store-front SSO features, you can:

  • Streamlined management: Centrally manage customer data and permissions across multiple storefronts, reducing administrative overhead.
  • Scalability: miniOrange SSO solution can accommodate growing businesses with multiple storefronts, providing a scalable solution for managing user authentication.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction: The seamless login experience provides a convenient shopping experience for customers, leading to increased satisfaction and loyalty.

Verified Technology Partner of BigCommerce

SSO + MFA Support for any BigCommerce Plan (Standard, Plus, Pro, Enterprise)


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miniOrange offers free help through a consultation call with our System Engineers to Install or Setup BigCommerce SSO solution in your environment with 30-day free trial.

For this, you need to just send us an email at idpsupport@xecurify.com to book a slot and we'll help you in no time.


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Connect with External Source of Users


miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Shibboleth, Ping, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more.



Prerequisites

A. Branding & Customization

  • Log into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Click on Customization in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • In Basic Settings, set your company domain in Organization Name textfield.
  • Click Save. Once that is set, the branded login URL would be of the format https://<company_domain>.xecurify.com/moas/login
  • 2FA Two-Factor authentication for BigCommerce : setting up branding

    B. Create BigCommerce API

  • Log in to BigCommerce Admin Panel.
  • To create an API account for your store, go to the Settings from the menu, scroll down and select Store-level API Accounts.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

  • Here, you can create a new API account with Oauth Scope “Customer to modify”,”Customer login to login” “Channel Settings to read-only” and generate an access token.
  • Click on Create API Account and choose Create V2/V3 API Token option from the menu shown.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

  • Add a suitable name for your API account.
  • API Path will be used as the store_hash value when we configure BigCommerce in miniOrange which will be required in step 1 .
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

  • Download the API credentials file. It contains the API token, Client ID and Client Secret.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

    C. Fetch channel IDs

  • To perform SSO into different storefronts/channels we will need the channel_ids of all the storefronts .
  • To get all the channel_IDs and storefront url(redirect_url) of your BigCommerce store, you have 2 ways:

  • Log in to your BigCommerce store admin panel.
  • Click on the Channel Manager option in the left-hand menu.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

    Here you will see a list of all the channels with IDs and storefront urls that are currently connected to your BigCommerce store.

  • Make a GET request to the following API endpoint:
  • You can visit here and make an API call to fetch your channel_ids.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

    BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

  • If the request is successful, you will receive a JSON response containing an array of all channels connected to your store. Each channel object will contain information such as the channel type, channel ID, and channel name.
  • That's it! You should now be able to retrieve all channels connected to your BigCommerce store via the API.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure BigCommerce in miniOrange

  • Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps Click on Add Application button.
  • Note: We have to create a new application for each Channel in the same manner.

    BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in JWT application type.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO) choose JWT as app type

  • In the next step, search for BigCommerce application from the list and click on it.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): Select BigCommerce Application

  • Enter the following values in the respective fields.
    1. Custom Application Name [Required] : BigCommerce (According to your choice)
    2. Description : According to your choice
    3. Redirect-URL [Required] : Storefront URL, e.g. https://{{my-store}}.mybigcommerce.com/login/token/
    4. Logout-URL : https://{{my-store}}.mybigcommerce.com/login.php?action=logout
    5. Force Authentication : Enable if you want user to authenticate even if the user has a session
    6. Primary IDP : The identity source against which user will be authenticated
    7. User Mapping : Enable if you are sending the logged-in user from this app in the response
    BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): add jwt app

  • For Attribute Mapping, navigate to Select >> Edit next to your configured application.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): add jwt app

  • If you are using an external IDP, jump to the below steps to set up external IDP.


  • Enter the Client Id, App Secret and Access Token (which we have downloaded from Prerequisites section during API creation in BigCommerce Console).
  • For Signature Algorithm, select HS-256 from the dropdown menu.
  • Set Subject to E-Mail Address.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): configure Client ID and Client Secret

  • To map the attributes between the miniOrange IDP and BigCommerce application, click on Attributes + button.
  • The first three attributes will be hard-coded values.
  • Attribute NameAttribute Value
    store_hashYou got in this step.
    redirect_toEndpoint where you wish to redirect the user to after sso. [Homepage or account page e.g. /account.php]
    operationcustomer_login

    Attribute Mapping

  • Click on Save.
  • Enter the Client Id, App Secret and Access Token (which we have downloaded from Prerequisites section during API creation in BigCommerce Console).
  • For Signature Algorithm, select HS-256 from the dropdown menu.
  • Set Subject to E-Mail Address.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): configure Client ID and Client Secret

  • You need to map the following attributes coming in from the idp by choosing the external IDP option.
  • Attribute Mapping

  • Click on Save.

2. Configure Your User Directory

miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.



  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • BigCommerce VPN 2FA : Add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • BigCommerce MFA: Add user details

    • After successful user creation a notification message "An end user is added successfully" will be displayed at the top of the dashboard.
    • BigCommerce Two-Factor Authentication: Add user details

    • Click on Onboarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
    • BigCommerce 2FA: Select email action

    • Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
    • On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) reset password button.
    • BigCommerce Multi-Factor Authentication: Reset user password

    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • BigCommerce 2FA: Add users via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • BigCommerce Two-Factor authentication: Download sample csv file

    • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
    • BigCommerce 2FA : Bulk upload user

    • After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
    • Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.
  • Click on User Stores >> Add User Store in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • BigCommerce 2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • BigCommerce 2FA: Select AD/LDAP as user store

    1. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
    2. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
    3. BigCommerce Two-Factor Authentication : Select ad/ldap user store type

  • Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  • Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  • Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  • Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  • BigCommerce MFA/2FA: Configure LDAP server URL Connection

  • In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  • BigCommerce MFA: Configure user bind account domain name

  • Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  • Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  • BigCommerce MFA: Check bind account credentials

  • Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
  • BigCommerce 2FA : Configure user search base

  • Select a suitable Search filter from the drop-down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  • BigCommerce MFA/2FA : Select user search filter

  • You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
  • BigCommerce MFA : Activate LDAP options

    Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

    Attribute Description
    Activate LDAP All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
    Sync users in miniOrange Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
    Backup Authentication If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
    Allow users to change password This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
    Enable administrator login On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
    Show IdP to users If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
    Send Configured Attributes If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login

  • Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
  • BigCommerce 2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

  • On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  • Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  • BigCommerce LDAP successful connection

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • BigCommerce MFA: Fetch mapped attributes for user

  • After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
  • Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.

User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application drop-down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
  • Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • All the imported users will be auto registered.
  • These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.

miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.

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3. Test SSO Configuration

  • For testing SSO configurations, you will need the SSO initiating URL. Edit the JWT app you just created and scroll to the bottom, you will see a Single Sign On URL.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): create script

  • Copy the SSO URL and hit it in an incognito/private window. You should be redirected to your IDP and after successful login, be redirected to your store as a logged-in user.
  • If the above step is successful, we now need to add the SSO URL against the login links in your storefront.
  • Login to BigCommerce as an admin and go to Channel Manager >> Edit Storefront settings >> Themes >> Advanced >> Edit Theme Files.
  • This should open up a new window with theme files. We will be adding the SSO URL for both Desktop and Mobile/tablet view. The below steps are valid only for cornerstone theme, if you’re using a different theme, you might have to make the changes accordingly.
  • For Desktop view, Navigate to Templates >> Components >> Common and open navigation.html.
  • Replace the href attribute href="{{urls.auth.login}}" to href="<SSO-URL>" and click on Save and Apply File.
  • Similarly, for Mobile view, navigate to Templates >> Components >> Common and open navigation-menu.html.
  • Replace the href attribute href="{{urls.auth.login}}" to href="<SSO-URL>" and click on Save and Apply File.
  • Now, you can test SSO by going to your storefront URL and clicking on login.

4. Configure SLO in BigCommerce

  • Download the script to initiate SLO in BigCommerce.
  • Navigate to Storefront >> Script Manager.
  • Click on create a script and add the script file which you have downloaded earlier in the footer of the page.
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): create script

  • Enable settings as given in the image below:
  • BigCommerce Single Sign-On (SSO): enable settings

  • A text box will be opened where you can add the downloaded script.

External References

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we support SSO into BigCommerce using Microsoft Entra ID , Okta and Office 365 credentials.

If the user does not exist in your bigcommerce store, our SSO solution will automatically create the user on bigcommerce and perform a seamless login.

Yes, we support social login providers such as google, facebook, twitter and many more. You can set up your Social login app by following the guide here : BigCommerce Social Login

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