Google OpenID Setup

Google OpenID Setup


Overview

This guide will show how to setup an OpenID login on Matillion ETL using Google credentials through the User Configuration window. This includes acquiring credentials from Google, setting up internal security in the User Configuration window, and then managing users and logging in with the OpenID credentials.

Important Information

  • Only credentials from a single provider can be used per instance.
  • Matillion ETL users must be created with the same login name as any expected OpenID login.
  • Valid OpenID setups may fail if the Matillion ETL instance is behind a Load Balancer (usually due to the incorrect detection of scheme and port). It is recommended a listener is setup on the ELB for port 443 instead of 80 to remedy the issue.

Acquiring Credentials for Google

  1. Navigate to the Google Developers Console. The Google login screen will appear immediately. Enter valid login credentials to continue. The browser will then redirect to the API & Services dashboard. On the sidebar on the left of the screen, click Credentials.

  2. Then, in the Credentials window, click Create credententialsOAuth client ID.

    Create Credentials

    Create Credentials

  3. Now, in the Create OAuth client ID window, select Web Application under Application type to reveal further options. Then, provide details for the following fields:

    • Name – provide a descriptive name for the client ID
    • Authorised redirect URLs – provide a secure URL for the Matillion ETL instance appended by /j_security_check (see example below), then click Create

    Example

    https://<example.matillion.com:port>/j_security_check
    Create OAuth client ID

    Create OAuth client ID

  4. The browser will return to the Credentials window, now with a pop-up window featuring the client ID and client secret. Copy the codes from both fields as they will be required for Setting Up Internal Security.

    Please Note

    • Make sure to copy the client secret right away as it may appear only once.
    • Additionally, when copying the codes, some browsers may add a space to the end of the code. Watch out for this as it will cause the credentials to fail.
    Copy the client ID and client secret

    Copy the client ID and client secret


Setting Up Internal Security

  1. In Matillion ETL, on the top right of the screen, click AdminUser Configuration.

    Admin dropdown menu

    Admin dropdown menu

  2. In the User Configuration pop-up window, click on the Select Security Configuration dropdown menu and select Internal.

    User Configuration window

    User Configuration window

  3. Next, click OpenID Connect Login to open the OpenID configuration form. Then, using the codes copied from Google Developers Console, provide details for the following fields:

    • Identity Provider – select Google from the dropdown menu
    • Provider Endpoint URLhttps://accounts.google.com will be auto-inserted
    • Client ID – enter the client ID
    • Client Secret – enter the client secret
    • User Attribute – enter an attribute to identify users (email is set as default)
    • Scope – list scope(s) for which access will be requested (email is set as default)
    • Extra Options – list any additional connection options (these options are not mandatory and should be listed as [key:value pairs]), then click OK

    OpenID Connect Login tab

    OpenID Connect Login tab


Managing Users and Logging In with OpenID credentials

  1. Once the OpenID has been configured, a pop-window will appear prompting for the Matillion ETL instance to be fully restarted (required before the changes will take effect). Thereafter, the Matillion ETL login screen will include Sign in with Google below the standard login form. However, the OpenID users still need to be added to the user list before this can be used.

    Matillion ETL login screen with OpenID

    Matillion ETL login screen with OpenID

  2. Next, back in the User Configuration pop-up window, click the Manage Users tab, then click .

    Manage Users

    Manage Users

  3. This will open the Add User pop-up window. Provide details for the following fields:

    • Username – enter the attribute chosen to identify the user
    • Password – provide an appropriate password to be linked to the user
    • Repeat Password – re-enter the password as above
    • Role – select the access level of the user (also see this article for details), then click OK

    Add user

    Add user

  4. On returning to the Manage Users tab, click Apply changes at the bottom of the window to confirm the addition of the new user. The OpenID can now be used to login into the Matillion ETL instance.

    Please Note

    Using OpenID does not prevent existing or new users from logging into the Matillion ETL instance via the usual method. Additionally, the passwords assigned to the OpenID users within Matillion ETL are solely for use within Matillion ETL.

    Apply changes

    Apply changes