Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth and OpenID connect | Amazon SSO Login

Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth and OpenID connect | Amazon SSO Login


Configure Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Amazon as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Amazon identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Amazon SSO. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation


  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins and click on Add New.
  • Search for a WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Steps to configure Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Amazon as OAuth Provider

  • First of all , go to https://developer.amazon.com/ and signup / login to your Amazon developer account.
  • Go to Amazon Apps & Services Developer Portal and click on Login with Amazon as mentioned in the below screenshot.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - go to app services
  • Now click on the Create A New Security Profile button on the Login with Amazon dashboard.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - create new security profile
  • Enter the Application name and other required details and click on the Save.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - create application
  • Now you will be redirected to your configured applications list. Now click on Show Client ID and Client Secret to get required credentials and copy and paste them into WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin Configuration.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - show client credentials Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - get client credentials
  • For your Single Sign-On (SSO) application, click on the gear icon and click on Web Settings.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - go to web settings
  • Inside the Web Settings, configure the Redirect/Callback URL received from the WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin under the ‘Allowed Return URLs’ field and then click on the Save button.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - redirect url

You have successfully configured Amazon as OAuth Provider for achieving Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for Custom OAuth in the applications list, and select Custom OAuth 2.0 App.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - select application
  • Now, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret received from Amazon App.
  • Enter Scope value as profile.
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Amazon in the plugin.


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope : profile
    Authorize Endpoint: https://www.amazon.com/ap/oa
    Access Token Endpoint: https://api.amazon.com/auth/o2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.amazon.com/user/profile
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Amazon SSO login into your WordPress Site.


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully login into WordPress. We will be setting up user profile attributes for WordPress using below settings.
  • Finding user attributes

    • Go to Configure OAuth tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
    •  Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - test congifuration
    • You will see all the values returned by your OAuth Provider to WordPress in a table. If you don't see value for First Name, Last Name, Email or Username, make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - test-result
    • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, go to Attribute / Role Mapping tab, you will get the list of attributes in a Username dropdown.
    • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute/role mapping

    4: Role Mapping [Premium]

    • Click on Test Configuration and you will get the list of Attribute Names and Attribute Values that are sent by your OAuth provider.
    • From the Test Configuration window, map the Attribute Names in the Attribute Mapping section of the plugin. Refer to the screenshot for more details.
    • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) -  - attribute mapping
    • Enable Role Mapping: To enable Role Mapping, you need to map Group Name Attribute. Select the attribute name from the list of attributes which returns the roles from your provider application.
      Eg: Role

    • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - group-attribute mapping
    • Assign WordPress role to the Provider role: Based on your provider application, you can allocate the WordPress role to your provider roles. It can be a student, teacher, administrator or any other depending on your application. Add the provider roles under Group Attribute Value and assign the required WordPress role in front of it under WordPress Role.

      For example, in the below image. Teacher has been assigned the role of Administrator & Student is assigned the role of Subscriber.
    • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - role mapping
    • Once you save the mapping, the provider role will be assigned the WordPress administrator role after SSO.
      Example: As per the given example, Users with role ‘teacher’ will be added as Administrator in WordPress and ‘student’ will be added as Subscriber.

    5: Login Settings / Sign In Settings

    • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Amazon login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
    • 1. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.7 and before :

      • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
      • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
      • Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) - login button setting

      2. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.8 :

      • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
      • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
      • OAuth/OpenID Amazon Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Amazon SSO login button there. You can test the Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

      In this Guide, you have successfully configured Amazon Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Amazon as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client using our WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth / OpenID Connect Client ) plugin. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress site using Amazon login credentials within minutes.


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