Azure AD OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Azure AD SSO Login

WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Microsoft Azure AD as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure B2C, 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 SSO between WordPress and Azure AD. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Azure AD. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

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 Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

Step 1: Setup Azure Active Directory as OAuth Provider

  • Sign in to Azure portal.
  • Click on App Services and go to Manage Azure Active Directory.
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  • In the left-hand navigation pane, click the App registrations service, and click New registration.
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  • When the Create page appears, enter your application's registration information:
  • Name : Name of your application.
    Application type :
    1. Select "Web app / API" for client applications and resource/API applications that are installed on a secure server. This setting is used for OAuth confidential web clients and public user-agent-based clients. The same application can also expose both a client and resource/API.
    Sign-on URL :
    1. For "Web app / API" applications, provide the base URL of your app. eg, https://<domain-name> might be the URL for a web app running on your local machine. Users would use this URL to sign in to a web client application.
  • When finished, click Register. Azure AD assigns a unique Application ID to your application. Copy Application ID and the Directory ID , this will be your Client ID and Tenent ID.
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  • Go to Certificates and Secrets from the left navigaton pane and click on New Client Secret. Enter description and expiration time and click on ADD option.
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  • Copy value. This will be your Secret key.
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    Azure AD Endpoints and Scope:

    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/tenant-id/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://login.microsoftonline.com/tenant-id/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://login.windows.net/common/openid/userinfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://login.microsoftonline.com/common/oauth2/logout?post_logout_rediret-uri=<your URL>

You have successfully configured Azure AD as OAuth Provider for achieving Azure AD login into your WordPress Site.

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret, Tenant name and Policy from provided Endpoints
  • openid is already filled.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
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You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Azure AD login into your WordPress Site.

Step 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
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Step 4: Login Settings / Sign In Settings

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

    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
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    • Open your Wordpress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Azure AD Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Azure AD 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 Azure AD login credentials within minutes.

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