OpenID Connect Single Log Out (SLO)#
The Gluu Server uses OpenID Connect to end sessions for logout. Usually a logout link is provided to the connected SP and the session is killed inside the IDP.
The workflow for single logout for two applications using OpenID Connect Front-Channel Logout would be the following:
App-A - registers
App-B - registers
App-A - login to the Authorization Server (AS), in this case the Gluu Server.
App-B - login to AS (SSO)
App-A - calls
AS - returns back HTML with iframes where each iframe points to all
frontchannel_logout_uriswithin this session, in our case it is
Browser loads HTML (with all iframes, so it calls
App-A does not know anything about
frontchannel_logout_uri_2, it just calls
/end_sessionendpoint and it's the responsibility of the AS to track it and return the correct HTML page with iframes (once iframe is loaded, it means that
frontchannel_logout_uri_2is called and app-B must log itself out).
There are a few important points to note:
post_logout_redirect_uriis not mandatory in the OpenID Connect Session Management specification, but the spec also says
The value MUST have been previously registered with the OP. We have dual behavior description directly in specification. oxAuth ends session successfully (if session is present in OP) independently from whether
post_logout_redirect_uriis valid or not. If it's not valid (or not provided)
oxauthwill NOT perform redirect. If redirect is required,
post_logout_redirect_uriMUST be provided. If it is not provided then the server returns 400 with message
Session is ended successfully but redirect to post logout redirect uri is not performed because it fails validation, and error
post_logout_uri_not_associated_with_client. oxAuth considers end session without redirect as not proper behavior, however it's still up to each RP whether or not to use a redirect.
session_idparameters are optional. Therefore OP will end session successfully if these parameters are missed. However from other side if RP included them in request OP validates them and if any of those are invalid OP returns 400 (Bad Request) http code.
session_idparameters are optional. Therefore OP will end session successfully even if these parameters are not present. However, from if the RP includes them in the request and the OP validates them, and if any of those are invalid, the OP will return a 400 (Bad Request) http code.
post_logout_redirect_uriis validated against the client which takes part in SSO. If a session does not exist, or can not be identified, then an error page is shown. However it is possible to allow a redirect to the RP without validation if
allowPostLogoutRedirectWithoutValidationis set to
true, and it is white listed via
*wildcard is used which makes it white listed).
Read the OpenID Connect Front-Channel Logout Specifications to learn more.
Gluu Server now supports SAML2 Single Logout. Once it's enabled by the adminstrator, the logout URL is
The user will be directed to the following confirmation page.
It is possible to use a custom authentication script to call individual logout methods for both SAML and OpenID Connect and log out of the desired SP/RPs when the user logs out of the Gluu Server. Please see the Custom Script Guide to start writing your own custom scripts.