1-3 March 2019

City, University London

SSO : Smack the Drupal with SAML and OKTA, representing a beautiful love triangle

  • Basic knowledge of SSO
  • Good working knowledge of Drupal 8 module development.
Session details

This session will demonstrate how a single sign-on being setup between a Drupal 8 site and Okta that connects any person with any application on any device, by integrating them with an award-winning application written in native PHP that deals with authentication called SimpleSAMLphp so that an end user can authenticate seamlessly without bothering about the credentials thereby eliminating further prompts when the user switches applications during the same session. This also includes configuration of SimpleSAMLphp Authentication module provided by Drupal community.

A short brief about the family background of the members of this love triangle story:

  • Drupal 8 site - (where an end user will land and try to gain some access, basically a service provider)
  • Okta - It's an enterprise-grade, identity management service, built for the cloud, but compatible with many on-premises applications.
  • SimpleSAMLphp is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties between an identity provider and a service provider.

This session aims at how to configure Drupal 8 site with Okta and create an SSO between them using SAML.

Topics covered:

  • What is a Single Sign On and its benefits
  • Single Sign on and Compliance issues
  • choose right authentication protocol: ADFS vs LDAP
  • What is SimpleSAMLphp
    • SimpleSAMLphp workflow
    • SimpleSAMLphp request
    • SimpleSAMLphp response
    • SimpleSAMLphp response Assertions
    • SimpleSAMLphp bindings
  • Security improvements
  • What is Okta
  • Configuring Okta and its attributes.
  • Integrate Okta as IDP in a Drupal 8 site
    • Configuration
    • Authentication methods
    • Metadata
  • Integrate SimpleSAMLphp as SP in a Drupal 8 site
    • Configuration
    • Authentication methods
    • Metadata
  • Login or register users from IDP to SP
  • Configuring SimpleSAMLphp Authentication contributed module in Drupal 8

At the end of the session you will be able to install and configure SimpleSAMLphp as SP and Okta as IDP, integrate SimpleSAMLphp into Drupal 8 and create your SSO network.

Session Track

Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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