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Odoo Single Sign-On (SSO)

Odoo is a powerful all in one mangement software, offering a range of business applications. It offers both community open source and enterprise versions with tools like including CRM, website/e-commerce, billing, accounting, manufacturing, warehouse - and project management, and inventory. Bussinesses can use this to manage their businesses and provide customized solutions to it's users.

Challenge faced by Odoo Users

If a user is logged into his site then he shouldn't have to log in a second time to access services/resources on Odoo. A Single Sign-On solution is required to allow users to be able to seamlessly move between their website and Odoo without the hasle of maintaing separate credentials. This allows admins to embedd Odoo views on their site to give a unified experience to their users and customers.

miniOrange provides SSO solution for Odoo

miniOrange provides Single Sign On solution to login to Odoo from your existing website using connectors or plugins. miniOrange supports JWT/OAuth/OpenID standard which is used to securely authenticate the user to login into applications like Odoo. A custom OAuth connector for Odoo enables SSO with any existing website.

Video Setup Guide

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 Odoo Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure Odoo in miniOrange

  • Click here to log in to your miniOrange Admin Dashboard.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps from the left hand side menu and click on the Configure Apps button.
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) configure Odoo app

  • Select External/JWT/PwdLess Tab and click on External App/ Jwt App as shown below
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) add Odoo app

  • Enter the values as mentioned below
  • Attribute Description
    Custom Application name: Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
    Description: Description of your choice
    Redirect URL: <base-odoo-url>/auth_oauth/signin
    Odoo Single Sign On (sso) save settings for Odoo app

  • Click on the Edit option of the newly configured app to pick your Client ID.
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) edit configured Odoo app

  • Click on Settings and keep your customer-id handy for the next couple of steps.
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) keep customer id

2. Configure Your User Directory

  • Log in to miniOrange Admin Console.
  • From the left side menu, click on User Stores >> Add User Store.
  • Odoo 2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • Odoo 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. Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 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.
  • Odoo 2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

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

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • Odoo 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.

  • Log in to miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Userstore >> Add Userstore.
  • Odoo MFA: Add User Store

  • Select Userstore type as miniOrange and click on Add miniOrange Identity Source.
  • Odoo 2FA: Add miniOrange as Idetity source

  • Once done with adding Identity Source, make it default by clicking on Select against the recently added miniOrange Identity Source.
    Odoo MFA: Make Identity Source as Default

  • There are 3 ways to add users in miniOrange:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

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

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • Odoo 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.
    • Odoo Two-Factor Authentication: 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.
    • Odoo 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.
    • Odoo 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.
    • Odoo 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.
    • Odoo 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.
    • Odoo 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.

    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. Setup SSO in Odoo Admin Account

  • Log in to your Odoo Dashboard as Admin.
  • Go to Developer Mode from Settings menu. You can follow the steps here to go into developer mode as well.
  • Go to App section and search for OAuth module.
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) search oauth module

  • Make sure that the Module is activated and installed. Install our customized module on top of this and upgrade the existing module.
    Note: You will need our customized version of this module to get few features and SSO working.
  • While in Developer mode go to Odoo Settings and select OAuth Providers from the menu.
  • Odoo Single Sign On (sso) oauth settings in odoo

  • In OAuth Provider settings click on the Create button and enter the following values
  • Attribute Description
    Provider name: Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
    Client Id: Value Picked up from miniOrange dashboard above.
    Allowed: Checked
    Default: Checked if you are using embedded views.
    Body: Value can be anything of your choice.
    Authentication URL: https://login.xecurify.com/moas/broker/login/jwt/<customer-id>
    Valdation URL: https://login.xecurify.com/moas/rest/oauth/verifyToken
    Odoo Single Sign On (sso) configure oauth module settings

Embedded views :

  • If you enable the Default Option in the OAuth Settings and are not able to log into Odoo then use the following link to bypass SSO and log in using username and password instead:

  • The embedded URL would look something like the following:

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