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Single Sign-On for Squarespace
miniOrange provides a ready to use Single Sign-On solution for Squarespace. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to Squarespace to your employees within minutes to accomplish most aspects of web development & website distribution entirely within the application.

Squarespace SSO

Squarespace SSO by miniOrange has developed a ready to use Single Sign-On solution which let users to login to Squarespace using single set of credentials. Squarespace is a website building platform. It is also popular for its designer quality templates, and mobile responsive websites. Squarespace provide their own hosting, security updates, and other technical installation process.

Challenge faced by Squarespace Users

Squarespace users want a continuous and seamless access to their portal through their existing accounts. They don't wish for their users to have a separate set of credentials for logging in to Squarespace. Though Squarespace provides a way for its users to allow their users to log in to the platform seamlessly. But, an interface needs to be created which would allow this.

SSO Solution for Squarespace

miniOrange provides an integrated SSO solution where a logged in user's existing session can be used to log the users into Squarespace by creating a valid JSON Web Token (JWT). Squarespace user is relieved from maintaining separate user credentials for its users.

As a result, miniOrange Single Sign-On (SSO) solution is implemented. Squarespace users can now login into Squarespace platform using their existing credentials.

Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO)


This solution can be achieved with an easy setup which includes 2 simple steps:

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.

Steps to setup Single Sign-On into Squarespace:

    Step 1: Choose Your User Directory

    1.1: 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. Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO) configure user store

    4. Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
    5. SquarespaceSingle 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. Squarespace 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. Squarespace  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. Squarespace  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. Squarespace  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. Squarespace  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. Squarespace 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. Squarespace 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. Squarespace 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. Squarespace 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. Squarespace 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.

    1.2: 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

      1.2.1 Create User in miniOrange

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

      • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
      • SquarespaceSingle 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.
      • SquarespaceSingle 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.
      • Squarespace 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.
      • Squarespace reset user password
      • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

      1.2.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

      • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
      • Squarespace 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.
      • Squarespace 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.
      • Squarespace 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.

      1.2.3 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.

    Step 2: Integrate Squarespace with miniOrange

  • Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click on Add Application button.
  • Add new Squarespace App

  • Click on Create App button in JWT App tab.
  • Squarespace sso create app

  • Now you will be directed to the “Add App” Panel.
  • Enter the required fields and Click on Save.
  • Save Squarespace app

    Custom Application Name Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
    API Name Enter your API Name.
    Description Add appropriate description according to your choice.
    Redirect-URL JWT Endpoint fetched from JWT.
    Group Name Default
    Policy Name Add policy name according to your Preference.
    Login Method Password.
  • Search for your app and click on the Select in action menu against your app and click on Edit.
  • Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO): edit application to get secret key

  • Here you will get other required fields like Client ID, Client Secret, Single Sign-On URL.
  • Choose RSA-SHA256 as your Signature Algorithm.
  • Click on Save.
  • Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO): get client secret

  • Now, You can access Squarespace Account Using IDP credentials through the Single-sign-on URL.
  • Step 3: Adding script on Squarespace's End

  • In this step add scripts on Squarespace's end to replace JWT.
  • miniOrange will be providing the script to add on to header or a footer section to retreive values from JWT.
  • Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO) script

    Step 4: Squarespace SSO Login

  • Lets say you have configured miniOrange as userstore.
  • So after accessing the Single Sign-On URL , you will be asked for miniOrange crediantials.
  • Sqaurespace Single Sign-On (SSO): miniOrange Login

  • And on entering the valid credentials of miniOrange, you will be sucessfully redirected to Squarespace.
  • Squarespace Single Sign-On (SSO) Squarespace Login

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