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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.


Step 1: Configure edX in miniOrange

  • Log in as a customer from the Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click on Configure Apps button.
  • Click on Browser Add on / Form Post tab .

  • edX Single Sign On (sso) Browser Add On

  • Select edX app.
  • Select Group name as default.
  • 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.

    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. Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
  2. From the Side Menu, Click on User Stores >> Add User Store

    edX Single Sign On (sso) configure user store

  3. Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  4. edX Single 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
  5. Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier of your choice. Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  6. Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  7. Go to AD FS-> Domain-> respective Users -> Properties-> Attribute Editor. Now copy the value of distinguishedName and paste it against Bind Account DN.
  8. edX Single Sign On (sso) configure user bind account domain name

  9. Enter the valid password for the user from above step.
  10. Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins.
  11. edX Single Sign On (sso) configure user search base

  12. If you want to add extra conditions on user search you can add it in Search Filter. Select a suitable Search Filter from the Drop-Down. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and provide the search filter in the input field that shows up.
  13. edX Single Sign On (sso) configure user search filter

  14. You can also configure following options while setting up AD.
  15. edX Single Sign On (sso) configure 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

  16. 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.
  17. edX Single Sign On (sso) test ad/ldap connection

  18. On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  19. edX Single Sign On (sso) ldap successful connection

  20. Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  21. edX Single Sign On (sso) test attributes mapping

  22. Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  23. edX Single Sign On (sso) fetch mapped attributes for user

  24. After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.

2.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store

  1. Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the 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.
    • edX Single 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 Reset Password button.
    • edX Single Sign On (sso) 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 accodring to their choice. Learn More

Step 3: Steps to embed edX application link in your own website/user portal

  • Go to admin dashboard -> Apps -> search for edX app -> Click on Link in Action menu against edX app.

  • edX Single Sign On (sso) application link

  • Copy the app link and paste it anywhere on your own website - User portal/ Apps Dashboard /Menu, etc.

  • edX Single Sign On (sso) copy link

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