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Single Sign On for EdX
miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for EdX. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to EdX to your employees within minutes.

edX

edX is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. EdX is a nonprofit organization and runs on the free Open edX open-source software platform.
edX courses consist of weekly learning sequences. Each learning sequence is composed of short videos interspersed with interactive learning exercises, where students can immediately practice the concepts from the videos. The courses often include tutorial videos that are similar to small on-campus discussion groups, an online textbook, and an online discussion forum where students can post and review questions and comments to each other and teaching assistants. Where applicable, online laboratories are incorporated into the course.


For web applications that do not provide support for federated single sign-on, we have miniOrange Secure Single Sign-On browser plugins for SSO. Here, it is enabled on an application, where end users see an icon on their home pages and browsers, through this users can set and update their credentials. ( In the secure store for that application only).


miniOrange Supports all Browser Extension

miniOrange Identity Management Features

We can connect with any External IDP/Directory

miniOrange provides user authentication from external directories like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc. It also provides user authentication with other IDPs like Shibboleth, PING, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak and many more.

Can't find your IDP ? Contact us on idpsupport@xecurify.com. We'll help you set it up in no time.


1. Configure edX in miniOrange

  • Log in as a customer from the Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
  • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

  • Click on Add Applicaton button.
  • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in Browser Extension/Form-Post application type.
  • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) Browser Add On

  • In the next step, search for your application from the list, if you can't find your application click on Add Custom App button .
  • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) Browser Add On

  • If you have got your application,Select Group name as default.
  • Select your login type account.
  • Here you can see the following two options
    • INDIVIDUAL LOGIN ACCOUNT : If each user has a different username and password for the app, admin should choose an individual login account option, so that users can save their username and password from the user portal themselves.
    • SHARED LOGIN ACCOUNT :If multiple users are allowed to access the app via same credentials assigned by admin, admin should choose share Login Account option.
    • After selecting the required fields, click on Save button.
    • (If you have selected Custom App configure it accordingly by submitting mandatory fields like : Application Name, Application Type, Login Page URL, Username Field, Passworrd Field, Submit Button Field and click on Save button.)


    edX Single Sign-On (SSO) application name

  • Go to miniOrange dashboard and select User Dashboard from right side menu.
  • edX Single Sign On (sso) user dashboard

  • Scroll down on the same page under the section of configure your cloud apps section and search for edX app, on the app icon you will find setting option. Click on it and select Configure.(If you are unable to find app in this list then please contact us)
  • edX Single Sign On (sso) configure app

  • Once you done with configuration, scroll up on same page, under the SIGN-IN TO YOUR FAVOURITE CLOUD APPS section search for edX app. On edX app icon, click on the download symbol.
  • It will redirect you to add extension page. Now, click on the Add to Chrome.

  • edX Single Sign-On (sso) add extension in chrome

  • Click on Add extension.

  • edX Single Sign-On (sso) extension added in chrome

  • Now, miniOrange extension is added in your extension
  • Click on the app icon from miniOrange user portal, you will be redirected to edX login page.
  • edX Single Sign-On (sso) user login page

  • Now browser extension will fill the username and password credentials automatically. Once enabled, end users can see an icon on their browser which auto-fills username and password on the application login page and submit the page automatically to let user access the app.
  • Now, you can see the homepage of the app.

Step 2: Choose Your User Directory

2.1: Setup AD as User Directory

  1. Login to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
  2. From the left side menu, click on User Stores >> Add User Store.
  3. edX Single Sign-On (SSO) configure user store

  4. Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  5. edXSingle Sign-On (SSO)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. edX Single Sign-On (SSO) select ad/ldap user store type

  6. Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  7. Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  8. Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  9. Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  10. edX  Single Sign-On (SSO)configure LDAP server URL Connection

  11. In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  12. edX  Single Sign-On (SS0)configure user bind account domain name

  13. Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  14. Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  15. edX  Single Sign-On (SS0)check bind account credentials

  16. 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.
  17. edX  Single Sign-On (SSO) configure user search base

  18. Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  19. edX Single Sign-On (SSO)select user search filter

  20. 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.
  21. edX Single Sign-On (SSO) 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

  22. 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.
  23. edX Single Sign-On (SSO)test AD/Ldap connection

  24. On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  25. Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  26. edX Single Sign-On (SSO) LDAP successful connection

  27. Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  28. edX Single Sign-On (SSO)Fetch mapped attributes for user

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


2.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store

  1. Log in to miniOrange Admin Console.
  2. There are 3 ways to setup miniOrange as an Identity Source

    2.2.1 Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • edX Single Sign-On (SSO)add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • edXSingle Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • edXSingle Sign-On (SSO) add user details

    • Click on On Boarding 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.
    • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • edX reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2.2.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • edX Single Sign-On (SSO)add user via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • edX Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.

    2.2.3 Self User Registration

    • miniOrange self user registration allows end users to register themselves using customized registration form. miniOrange admin users can customize the registration form by adding more custom fields according to their choice. Follow the miniOrange guide to customize user self registration page.

3. Embed edX application link in your Website/User Portal

  • Go to Admin Dashboard >> Apps >> search for edX app >> Click on Select in Action menu against edX app. Select Show SSO link option from dropdown.
  • edX Single Sign On (sso) application link

  • Copy the app link and paste it anywhere on your website - User portal/ Apps Dashboard /Menu, etc.
  • edX Single Sign On (sso) copy link

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