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How to renew/upgrade SP certificate in SAML SSO plugin?

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Please note that just installing the latest version of the plugin will not replace the certificate immediately. Your SSO will continue to work with the old certificate unless you update it by following the steps provided below.

Case 1: Plugin version 12+
Case 2: Plugin version less than 12

Case 1: If you are already on 12+ version of Premium or Enterprise plugin then follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Dashboard>>Updates section of WordPress.
  2. Select miniOrange SSO using SAML 2.0 from list and click on Update Plugins.
    (Note: If you can’t see miniOrange SSO using SAML 2.0 in the list. Then click on Check again button)
  3. Go to the Manage Certificates tab in the miniOrange SAML plugin.
    1. First download the new certificate or download the metadata as given below in the screenshot.
    2. Upload this certificate in your IDP. If your IDP is looking for metadata then you can provide the metadata file downloaded in the previous step. This metadata contains the new certificate.
    3. After uploading the certificate. Click on Test connection to check if the uploaded certificate is working properly.
    4. If the test is successful then only click on Apply certificate and Confirm Upgrade.

 

Case 2: If you are on lower versions (<12) of premium or Enterprise plugin then follow the steps below:

  1. Click here to log in to your xecurify/miniOrange dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the License >> Manage Licenses in the bottom left of the dashboard as shown in the screenshot below.
  3. Click on the Releases and Downloads section. Download the latest plugin from available download links. If the download link is not available, it means your license is expired.
    Note: To renew the license contact us at samlsupport@xecurify.com
  4. Installation:
    1. Login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard and go to miniOrange SAML plugin settings and open “Service Provider Setup”
      1. Enable “Keep Settings Intact” option in Service Provider Setup(Note: If “keep setting Intact” option is not visible then please move to next step (Step B))
      2. Deactivate and delete this plugin.
      3. Upload the new version of the plugin which you downloaded from miniOrange dashboard.
      4. Activate the Plugin.
      5. Login into the plugin using miniOrange credentials and you are set.
    2. To update the certificate, follow the steps here

    3. Replacing the new plugin using FTP.
      1. After downloading the plugin(.zip) from the miniOrange dashboard.
      2. Connect to your WP site via FTP and got to
        <wp-installation-path>/www/wp-content/plugins
      3. Take the backup of the installed plugin – miniorange-saml-20-single-sign-on.backup
      4. Extract the zip file. Make sure the folder name is miniorange-saml-20-single-sign-on
    4. To update the certificate, follow the steps here

    5. In case you can’t see, keep setting intact option and also can’t access FTP. Then please follow the steps below:
      1. Goto Service Provider Setup tab of your plugin. Scroll down to the bottom of the Page.
      2. Click on Export Plugin Configuration. Keep this downloaded file handy.
      3. Deactivate and delete the old version of the plugin.
      4. Upload the new version of the plugin.
      5. Activate the Plugin.
      6. Import the configuration file using Import configuration option below the Support section

To update the certificate, follow the steps below:
Once new version of the plugin is installed (12.0.2), follow the steps below to update the new certificate:
Go to the Manage Certificates tab in the miniOrange SAML plugin.

  1. First download the new certificate or download the metadata as given below in the screenshot.
  2. Upload this certificate in your IDP. If your IDP is looking for metadata then you can provide the metadata file download in the previous step. This metadata contains the new certificate.
  3. After uploading the certificate. Click on Test connection to check if the uploaded certificate is working properly.
  4. If the test is successful then only click on Apply certificate and Confirm Upgrade.

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