antons/silverstripe-ssp

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Authentication module for Silverstripe 3.1+ using the simpleSAMLphp library.

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Type:silverstripe-module

1.0 2015-09-22 02:46 UTC

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README

I am no longer maintaining this module since SilverStripe Ltd have released their own SAML authentication module - silverstripe/silverstripe-activedirectory

This module is a wrapper around the SimpleSAMLphp thirdparty library, providing federated authentication.

It replaces the Security controller with the SSPSecurity controller which deals with authenticating users.

Caution: This is NOT a plug and play module! This module is just a light wrapper, and requires configuration of the complex SimpleSAMLphp library.

Parts of this module is based on the silverstripe-labs/silverstripe-shibboleth module for SilverStripe 2.4.

Requirements

Installation

Use Composer to install the module in the root folder of your SilverStripe website:

composer require antons/silverstripe-ssp

Module setup

Adapt the paths/domains according to your specific environment in the following instructions.

  1. Create a link to the vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/www folder using any of the following methods:

    a. Create a mod_alias directive in the Apache virtual host for your SilverStripe install. Call it simplesaml and point it to vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/www folder. This is the preferred method.

    <VirtualHost *>
    	ServerName yourdomain.com
        DocumentRoot /var/www/ss
    	Alias /var/www/ss/simplesaml /var/www/ss/vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/www
    </VirtualHost>
    

    b. Instead of mod_alias, you can create a symbolic link on your system

    //Linux + Mac
    ln -s /var/www/ss/vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/www /var/www/ss/simplesaml
    
    //Windows
    mklink /D C:\xampp\htdocs\ss\simplesaml C:\xampp\htdocs\ss\vendor\simplesamlphp\simplesamlphp\www
    

    c. If you are using a shared hosting environment and don't have access to the Apache virtual config or the direct filesystem, you can add the following code to your mysite/_config.php file and PHP will create the symbolic link.

    if(!file_exists(BASE_PATH . '/simplesaml')) {
    	symlink(realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . '../vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/www', realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . '/../simplesaml');
    }
    
  2. Make a copy of the default SimpleSAMLphp configuration files:

    cd vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp
    cp -R config-templates config
    cp -R metadata-templates metadata
    
  3. Follow steps 1 to 5 of the SimpleSAMLphp Service Provider Quickstart documentation to set up SimpleSAMLphp.

SingleLogoutService (SLO)

If you want to setup the SingleLogoutService response location for your identity provider metadata, the URL is:

https://yourdomain.com/Security/loggedout

This is required for the identity provider to logout properly.

SimpleSAMLphp frontend

You should be able to access the frontend to SimpleSAMLphp via https://www.yourdomain.com/simplesaml. Ensure that you set a password to the frontend in the SimpleSAMLphp config file.

Adding authenticators to SSPSecurity

To add a new authenticator, create a new class that extends SSPAuthenticator and implement the SSPAuthenticator->authenticate() function:

<?php
class MySSPAuthenticator extends SSPAuthenticator {
	public function authenticate() {
		$attributes = $this->getAttributes();

		//Refer to example authenticators in /silverstripe-ssp/code/authenticators

		//SSPSecurity will handle the $member->login() so MySSPAuthenticator->authenticate() 
		//must return a SilverStripe Member object
		
		return $member;
	}
}

Once you have your new authenticator, you must now add it to your mysite/_config/config.yml file:

# auth_source is the authentication source defined in SimpleSAMLphp
# auth_class is a SSPAuthentication class that uses auth_source for authentication
# You can add multiple authenticators but at least one authenticator must be specified

SSPSecurity:
  authenticators:
    auth_source: auth_class

To set a default authenticator for SSPSecurity:

SSPSecurity:
  authenticators:
    auth_source: auth_class
  default_authenticator:
    auth_source

# You can specify default authenticators depending on what the SilverStripe environment mode is
# If an environment is not specified, the first authenticator specified in SSPSecurity::authenticators is used

SSPSecurity:
  authenticators:
    auth_source_1: auth_class_1
    auth_source_2: auth_class_2
    auth_source_3: auth_class_3
  default_authenticator:
    live:
      auth_source_1
    test:
      auth_source_2
    dev:
      auth_source_3

URLs for login/logout

SSPSecurity replaces the Security actions for login/logout:

Login using the default authenticator:

http://yourdomain.com/Security/login

Login using an custom authenticator:

http://yourdomain.com/Security/login?as=auth_source_1

Logout:

http://yourdomain.com/Security/logout

Notes

  • The Security class in silverstripe/framework is overridden by this module and as a consequence the default SilverStripe login page isn't used. This is by design. If the authentication source uses SimpleSAMLphp for the login page, you can follow the guide here on theming SimpleSAMLphp. If you are using another authentication source with its own login page ie. Google Apps, Microsoft ADFS etc, then you will need to refer to the documentaion of that provider on how to theme it.

  • While this module hooks directly into SimpleSAMLphp, it is assumed that SimpleSAMLphp would exclusively operate as a service provider for SilverStripe. It is theoretically possible to run SimpleSAMLphp as an identity provider in conjunction with this module, but this configuration is unsupported.

  • Passive login (or passive single sign on) is supported by this module, but you must enable it manually. To do this, add SSPSecurity::passive_login(); to the end of your ```Page_Controller->init()`` function. At this time, passive login can only authenticate with the default authenticator for the current SilverStripe environment.

  • If a ContentController invokes the Security::permissionFailure() function, the user will be redirected to the identity provider login page.

  • If Session::cookie_secure is set to TRUE in your SilverStripe configuration, you may receive a 'State Information Lost' error in SimpleSAMLphp after authenticating with the identity provider. When Session::cookie_secure is set to TRUE, Silverstripe changes the cookie name from the familiar PHPSESSID to SECSESSID. By default, SimpleSAMLphp is looking for PHPSESSID and not SECSESSID, thus why SimpleSAMLphp loses the session state. To fix this, you need to make the following changes to your vendor/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/config/config.php:

    $config = array (
    	'session.phpsession.cookiename'  => 'SECSESSID',
    	'session.phpsession.httponly'    => TRUE,
    );
    

License

Copyright (c) 2015, Anton Smith, workSpace, Otago Polytechnic

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  • Neither the name of workSpace nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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