Single Sign-On
Single Sign-on (SSO) occurs when a user logs in to one application and is then signed in to other applications automatically, regardless of the platform, technology, or domain the user is using. The user signs in only one time, hence the name of the feature (Single Sign-on).
For example, if you log in to a Google service such as Gmail, you are automatically authenticated to YouTube, Google Drive, Google Analytics, and other Google apps. Likewise, if you log out of your Gmail or other Google apps, you are automatically logged out of all the apps; this is known as Single Logout.

How it works with Epixel MLM Software

For the implementation of SSO service, the services connected to our system are considered as two types of services. ie; host and client services.
The service in which the user logs directly is called host service and the services which are logged from this host service is called the client service.
Workflow:-
  • Login
  1. 1.
    user logs in to a service by using login credentials (host).
  2. 2.
    an API session-id is created in the host service.
  3. 3.
    when the user requests another service, a request is sent to the particular login endpoint of the requested service with a single time token.
  4. 4.
    then using the received single time token and an apikey a request is sent to the host service to validate the request. after validating the request an API session-id and an access token are returned.
  5. 5.
    in the client service using the access token user is authenticated. and an acknowledgment is sent to the host service. Logout
  • Logout
if a user requests log out from any of the services it will automatically log out the user from all services.
  1. 1.
    Log out from the host service
    • a request with API session-id is sent to the logout end point of all the services which are logged in using the host service.
    • then the client service will destroy the session related to the API session-id.
  2. 2.
    Log out from the client service
    • The API session id is passed to the host service.
    • then the host service will destroy all the sessions related to the API session-id.
    ​

Single Sign-On Service Request

put
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https://<domain>/<sso prefix>/<version>/service-request/

Error Responses

Status Code
Error Type
Field
Description
400
Validation Error
service
This field is required.
400
Validation Error
service
This field may not be blank.
403
Permission Denied
​
Please login first to continue.
500
Server Error
​
Service request failed.
500
Server Error
​
No Service user found. Please contact admin.
500
Server Error
​
Service not registered. Please contact admin.

Single Sign-On External Service Request

post
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β€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žhttps://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/service-request/

Sample code

Node
var request = require('request');
var options = {
'method': 'POST',
'url': 'https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/service-request/',
'headers': {
'apikey': '<apikey>'
},
formData: {
'service': '<service slug>',
'api_sid': '<api session id>'
}
};
request(options, function (error, response) {
if (error) throw new Error(error);
console.log(response.body);
});
PHP
<?php
​
$curl = curl_init();
​
curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
CURLOPT_URL => "https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/service-request/",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array('service' => '<service slug>','api_sid' => '<api session id>'),
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
"apikey: <apikey>"
),
));
​
$response = curl_exec($curl);
​
curl_close($curl);
echo $response;

Error Responses

Status Code
Error Type
Field
Description
400
Validation Error
service
This field is required.
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field is required.
400
Validation Error
service
This field may not be blank.
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field may not be blank.
404
No Session Found
​
No Logged-in session found with this api_sid.
500
No Service Found
​
Service not registered. Please contact admin.

Single Sign-On URL Token Verify

post
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β€Žhttps://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/token-verify/

Sample code

Node
var request = require('request');
var options = {
'method': 'POST',
'url': 'https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/token-verify/',
'headers': {
'apikey': '<api key>'
},
formData: {
'token': '<url token>'
}
};
request(options, function (error, response) {
if (error) throw new Error(error);
console.log(response.body);
});
PHP
<?php
​
$curl = curl_init();
​
curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
CURLOPT_URL => "https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/token-verify/",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array('token' => '<url token>'),
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
"apikey: <api key>"
),
));
​
$response = curl_exec($curl);
​
curl_close($curl);
echo $response;

Error Responses

Status Code
Error Type
Field
Description
400
Validation Error
token
This field is required
400
Validation Error
token
This field may not be blank.
400
Validation Error
token
Invalid token.
500
Server Error
​
Token generation failed

Single Sign-On Login Acknowledgment

post
β€Ž
β€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žβ€Žhttps://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/login-acknowledgement/

Sample code

Node
var request = require('request');
var options = {
'method': 'POST',
'url': 'https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/login-acknowledgement/',
'headers': {
'apikey': '<api key>'
},
formData: {
'service': '<service slug>',
'api_sid': '<api session id>'
}
};
request(options, function (error, response) {
if (error) throw new Error(error);
console.log(response.body);
});
PHP
<?php
​
$curl = curl_init();
​
curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
CURLOPT_URL => "https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/login-acknowledgement/",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array('service' => '<service slug>','api_sid' => '<api session id>'),
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
"apikey: <api key>"
),
));
​
$response = curl_exec($curl);
​
curl_close($curl);
echo $response;

Error Responses

Status Code
Error Type
Field
Description
400
Validation Error
service
This field is required
400
Validation Error
service
This field may not be blank.
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field is required
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field may not be blank.
401
Request Failed
​
Invalid service with api_id.

Single Sign-On User Logout

post
β€Ž
β€Žhttps://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/logout/

Sample code

Node
var request = require('request');
var options = {
'method': 'GET',
'url': 'https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/logout/',
'headers': {
'apikey': '<apikey>'
},
formData: {
'api_sid': '<api session id>'
}
};
request(options, function (error, response) {
if (error) throw new Error(error);
console.log(response.body);
});
PHP
<?php
​
$curl = curl_init();
​
curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
CURLOPT_URL => "https://<domain>/<api prefix>/<version>/sso/logout/",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "GET",
CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array('api_sid' => '<api session id>'),
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
"apikey: <apikey>"
),
));
​
$response = curl_exec($curl);
​
curl_close($curl);
echo $response;

Error Responses

Status Code
Error Type
Field
Description
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field is required
400
Validation Error
api_sid
This field may not be blank.
400
Validation Error
api_sid
Invalid api_sid.
​