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Add it on-the-fly to your HumHub by activating it in the Modules menu! ("Administration -> Modules")


With the SAML SSO module, users can be automatically registered and logged into the HumHub installation using a SAML Identity Provider.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard that allows identity providers (IdP) to pass authorization credentials to service providers (SP).

Tested SAML Identity Providers


No known limitations.

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

For ADFS as IdP, URL rewriting must be activated.

Make also sure the checkbox SP: Use deprecated entity ID in the SAML configuration is not checked!


  • Install client using Metadata File
  • Disable: (Realm) -> Client Scopes -> role_list (saml) -> Mappers tab -> role list -> 'Single Role Attribute'.


Currently, the SLO (Single Logout) does not work correctly.

Advanced SAML settings

In addition to the settings possible in the SAML configuration dialog, further settings can also be made in the configuration file.

The used OneLogin SAML library offers a wide range of additional configuration options.

An example overview of possible settings can be found here:

HumHub Configuration file (protected/config/common.php):

return [
    // ...
    'modules' => [
        'saml-sso' => [
            'advancedSettings' => [
                // Begin: Custom Settings ****************************************************************
                'compress' => [
                    // ...
                'security' => [
                    // ...
                // End: Custom Settings *******************************************************************
    // ...

Encrypted and Signed SP messages

Create a self-signed certificate.

openssl req -newkey rsa:3072 -new -x509 -days 3652 -nodes -out saml.crt -keyout saml.pem

Add the contents of the file

  • `saml.pem in the input field SP: Private key`
  • `saml.crt in the input field SP: X.509 certificate`

of the SAML configuration.

Cookie Configuration

We recommend that you disable the feature for SameSite cookies at this time, otherwise you may experience problems with some older Safari browsers.

Example of @humhub/protected/config/web.php:

$config => [
  // ...
  'components' => [  
      'session' => [
            'cookieParams' => [
                'sameSite' => null,

Dependencies / Module Requirements

  • php >= 5.3.3 and some core extensions like php-xml, php-date, php-zlib.
  • openssl. Install the openssl library. It handles x509 certificates.
  • mcrypt. Install that library and its php driver if you're going to handle encrypted data (nameID, assertions).
  • gettext. Install that library and its php driver. It handles translations.
  • curl. Install that library and its php driver if you plan to use the IdP Metadata parser.

Since PHP 5.3 is officially unsupported we recommend you to use a newer PHP version.


2.0.3 (December 2, 2021)

  • Enh: Allow Metadata Download with uninitialized config

2.0.2 (September 1, 2021)

  • Fix: Flush Caches after Migration

2.0.1 (September 1, 2021)

  • Fix: Logout POST Support for Humhub 1.9.1

2.0.0 (July 30, 2021)

  • Enh: Added support for advancedSettings in module configuration
  • Enh: Updated translations
  • Enh: Better visibility of the Metadata Download button
  • Enh: Grouping of the setting options
  • Enh: New SP Entity ID format for better ADFS compatibility (+Legency Handling)
  • Fix: No AuthContext will be sent in the AuthNRequest by default

1.1.2 (January 25, 2021)

  • Fix: Improved handling of empty attribute value arrays
  • Enh: Updated translations

1.1.1 (May 20, 2020)

  • Fix: Problem with console usage

1.1.0 (May 19, 2020)

  • Enh: Added "Information" section to SAML configuration

1.0.0 (January 7, 2020)

  • Enh: Initial commit of first beta version
2.0.3 (released 10 months ago)

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Professional Edition

This module is part of the Professional Edition.