Ionic Single Sign-On SSO
This solution allows you to setup Single Sign-On into . It allows setting up JWT SSO.You can allow your users to Single Sign-On into by verifying Identity with your existing compliant Identity Provider. This is done using JSON Web Token (JWT) tokens and it can be easily integrated with built in any framework or language.
- Add an Identity Provider. You can add any external IDP or directories (In case you don’t have IdP, you can use miniOrange as an Identity Provider)
- Customizations support in mobile app to integrate sample code for enabling SSO.
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.
Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Ionic Single Sign-On (SSO)
1. Configure Ionic in miniOrange
- Login to miniOrange Dashboard and click on Apps >> Add an Application.
- Click on Create App button in JWT box.
- Search for Ionic in the list, if you don't find Ionic in the list then, search for custom and you can set up your application via JWT App.
- Add details as shown below. In Identity Source select miniOrange. We’ll change it to
Firebase later. The Redirect-URL should be the callback endpoint of your app where
JWT token should be received for decoding and login.
- Click on Save button.
- Click on Select dropdown >> Certificate beside your newly added app to download the
certificate needed to verify the JWT token on your ionic app.
- Click on Select dropdown >> Edit.
- Copy the Single Sign-on URL in the Endpoints section and add it to your app. You can
redirect Users to this URL after clicking on login. This will initiate their SSO flow.
- Copy Client ID of the generated application and keep it with you for next the steps.
- Now try entering this URL in an incognito window. You’ll see a login form like this:
- Entering your miniOrange username and password here will issue a JWT token to your
callback URL like this:
2. Configure SSO in Ionic
- Add the below SSO link in Ionic.
- You need to replace below values in URL:
||Customer ID of your miniOrange account which can be found under settings menu.Refer image below.
||Client Id of JWT application created above.
||Configured Redirect URL against JWT application.
- Get the Customer ID.
- Go to the Settings section, present on the top right corner.
- Copy the value mentioned against Customer Key.
- On your Callback endpoint, you can read and parse the JWT token.
- Structure of JSON Web Token (JWT): JSON Web Tokens consist of three parts separated by dots (.), which are:
- Header: Contains the signature algorithm name used to sign the payload.
- Payload: Contains user attributes.
- Signature: Signature value of the payload.
- You will need to download a certificate from Apps and click Certificate link against your configured application.
This certificate will be used for signature validation of the JWT response.
- Verify JSON web token: Click here to verify your JSON token.
- Once you have added the link above on , you can verify the SSO setup by clicking a link.
- On successful authentication, you will be redirected to configured Redirect or Callback URL with JWT token
3. Test SSO Configuration
Test SSO login to your Ionic account with miniOrange IdP:
4. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)
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.
- Click on External Directories >> Add Directory in the left menu of the dashboard.
- Select Directory type as AD/LDAP.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
Enter the valid Bind account Password.
Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
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.
Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Write your Custom Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
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.
Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.
||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
||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 Connection to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
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 >> Product Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
- Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
- (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.
- From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
- In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
- Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
- 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.
- You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
- 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.
5. Single Logout (Optional)
If you want to ensure that all sessions (SP and IDP) for a user are properly closed, you can configure Single Logout with the steps below.
A. Configure miniOrange with IdP SLO endpoint:
- Go to the Identity Provider tab and edit the configured Identity Provider.
- Find the option Single Logout URL and configure the SLO URL provided by your IdP.
B. Configure IdP with miniOrange SLO endpoint:
- Configure your Identity Provider with below Single logout endpoint.
- You can find the SSO Binding option to configure the logout binding type to either REDIRECT or POST.
C. Configure your JWT application with SLO endpoint:
- Configure your JWT application with below Single logout endpoint.
||You have to add your miniOrange account customer ID here.
||This should be replaced with the logout URL of your JWT application.