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React Single Sign-On SSO

This solution allows you to setup Single Sign-On into React. It allows setting up JWT SSO.You can allow your users to Single Sign-On into React 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 React built in any framework or language.


  • Download the JWT-connector.
  • Copy the JWT-connector to the src folder of your project.
  • Install all the dependencies.
    npm install --save base64url jsrsasign jssha utf8

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 React Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure React in miniOrange

  • Login to miniOrange Dashboard and click on Apps >> Add an Application.
  • React Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • Click on Create App button in JWT box.
  • React Single Sign-On SSO add app

  • Select ReactJS option.
  • React Single Sign-On SSO select app

  • Enter the name of your application and the redirect URL to the page where the JWT token is verified and click on Save.
  • Custom App Name The name of your react application.
    Redirect-URL Enter the app URL where you want to handle the JWT token.
    Identity Source You need to select the user store or the external IDP where the user accounts will be stored.
    React Single Sign-On SSO configuration details

  • If you click on edit for your application you can see the Single Sign-On URL. You will need this URL in the following steps so save it accordingly.
  • React Single Sign-On SSO endpoints url

  • Click on Select dropdown >> Certificate beside your newly added app to download the certificate needed to verify the JWT token on your react app.
  • React Single Sign-On SSO certificate

2. Configure SSO in React

  • Select a component that will be responsible for verifying the JWT token most preferably the login component.
  • Import the JWTBuilder class from the jwt-connector. From the path to which it was moved in step 1 of Pre-requisites.
  • import { JWTBuilder } from './path/to/jwt-connector';
  • You can add a button on your login screen to redirect to the SSO URL. You can get this SSO URL from step 1 of Configure your application in miniOrange.
  • <button> onClick={sso}>Single Sign On</button> function sso() { window.location.href = window.location.href = ‘’; // example:https://login.xecurify.com/moas/broker/login/jwt/277898?client_id=AbIVW8A MNTBzg2o7&redirect_uri=http://localhost:3000/login; }
  • On Clicking the SSO button the user will be redirected to the miniOrange portal for authentication.
  • Then the JWT token is returned to your application to the redirect URL you have set while adding your application in miniOrange. In the following steps, we will be verifying this token and retrieving the user details.
  • You need to add the x509 certificate that you can get in step 1 ‘configure your application in miniOrange ’.
  • const Login = () => { // The SearchParams hook lets us work with the query string of a URL. let [searchParams, setSearchParams] = useSearchParams(); const cert = "< PLACE YOUR CERTIFICATE STRING HERE >"; var verified = false; // Gets the id_token parameter from the query URL let jwt = searchParams.get("id_token"); if (jwt) { var jwtBuilder = new JWTBuilder(); // Initialize the JWT jwtBuilder.parseJwt(jwt); // set the secret that was shared by your IdP jwtBuilder.setSecret(cert); try { // Compare the hashed jwt with the one received verified = jwtBuilder.verifyJwt(); } catch (error) { console.error(error); } } useEffect(() => { if (verified) { // Once you find the JWT is verified, you can go ahead and get the data from JWT let user = jwtBuilder.getPayload(); let username=user.username; let email=user.email; // You can create a user session here if required and navigate to the home page } }, [verified]);
  • Now if the token is verified, the payload which consists of the User details can be saved in local storage or serialized into a User Class and the user now verified can be redirected to the home screen of your application.

3. Test SSO Configuration

Test SSO login to your React account with miniOrange IdP:

Using IDP Initiated Login

  • Login to miniOrange IdP using your credentials.
  • React Single Sign-On (SSO) login

  • On the Dashboard, click on React application which you have added, to verify SSO configuration.
  • React Single Sign-On (SSO) verify configuration

Not able to configure or test SSO?

Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.

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.

  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

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

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
    • React 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.
  • Click on External Directories >> Add Directory in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • React 2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select Directory type as AD/LDAP.
  • React 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. React 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.
  • React 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.
  • React 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.
  • React 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.
  • React 2FA : Configure user search base

  • 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.
  • React 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.
  • React 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
    Fallback 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 Connection to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
  • React 2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

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

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

User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings >> Product Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (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.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • 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.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • 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.

Not able to find your IdP or Need help setting it up?

Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.

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.
  • React adfs sso single logout url

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.

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