Configure Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) Session WordPress OAuth | Azure B2C SSO

Configure Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) Session WordPress OAuth | Azure B2C SSO


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Configure Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Microsoft Azure B2C as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Azure B2C 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) between WordPress and Azure B2C for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Azure B2C SSO. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

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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 Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Azure B2C as OAuth Provider

  • Sign in to Azure portal.
  • Go to Home and in the Azure services, select Azure AD B2C.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Select Azure AD B2C
  • Please make sure you are in the Azure AD B2C directory with an active subscription and if not, you can switch to the correct directory.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Login Applications
  • In the Essentials tab, you will find the Azure B2C domain name, keep it handy, you will need it later for configuring the Azure B2C tenant name under WordPress as an OAuth client.

    What is Tenant Name?
    You will need to copy the highlighted domain name portion only in order to configure the tenant name in the WordPress OAuth Client plugin.
    Eg. If your domain name is 'exampledomain.onmicrosoft.com', then your tenant name will be 'exampledomain'.


  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Generate Key
  • Now, click on App registrations and then click on the New registration option to create a new Azure b2c application.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Login Applications
  • Configure the following options to create a new application.
    • Enter a name for your application under the Name text field.
    • In supported account types, select 3rd option ‘Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Azure AD directory - Multitenant) and personal Microsoft accounts (e.g. Skype, Xbox)’
    • In the Redirect URI section, select the Web application and enter the Callback URL from the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin (Configure OAuth tab) and save it under the Redirect URL textbox.
    • Click on the Register button to create your application.
    • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Create
  • After successful application creation, you will be redirected to the newly created application’s overview page. If not, you can go to the app registrations and search the name of your application and you will find your application in the list.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Applications option
  • Copy your Application ID and keep it handy, you will need it later for configuring the Client ID under WordPress as an OAuth Client plugin.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Application ID
  • Now, click on Certificates and secrets and then click on New client secret to generate a client secret. Enter a description and click on the Add button.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Generate Key
  • Copy the secret value from certificates & secrets page and keep it handy, you will need it later for configuring the Client Secret under WordPress as an OAuth Client plugin.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Generate Key

Step 1.1: Add Users in your b2c application

  • In home page, go to the Users tab in the left corner
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user flow
  • Click on New user in the users page
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user flow
  • Select Create Azure AD B2C user. Then, scroll down and click on Email from sign in method and set your password and click create to save the user details to perform test configuration.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user flow Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user flow

Step 1.2: How to create & add Azure B2C Policy

  • Go to User Flows tab and then click on New user flow.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user flow
  • Select a User flow type Sign up and Sign in then click on Create button.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - sect user flow
  • Fill all the information e.g. Name, Identity providers, etc. then click on Create button.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - information of user flow
  • Copy the Policy name this value whenever you need to enter Azure B2C Policy in miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.

Step 1.3: Add user claims to your application

  • Go to user flows under policies in the left corner.Select the configured policy.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - information of user flow
  • Select Application claims in settings
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - information of user flow
  • Select the desired attributes to be displayed on the test configuration and save it.
  • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - information of user flow

Step 1.4: Configure ID-Token Claims in Azure B2C [Premium]

  • Go to your application in Azure Active Directory and select Token configuration from the left menu.
  • Click on Add optional claim and then select ID from the right section.
  • Now choose all the attributes you want to fetch while SSO (e.g family_name, given_name, etc) and click on Add button.
  • You might see a popup to Turn on the Microsoft Graph profile permission (required for claims to appear in token), enable it, and click on Add button.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - Custom Attribute Mapping

You have successfully configured Azure AD B2C as OAuth Provider for achieving user authentication with Azure AD B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) login into your WordPress Site.

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client


  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Azure B2C
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Configure App name, Tenant Name & Policy Name found from the Azure Active directory B2C SSO application. Click Next.
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box, openid is already filled. Click Next.
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Azure B2C Single Sign-On (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.
    • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - OAuth Test Configuration
    • 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.
    • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress Attribute Mapping

4. Steps to fetch Azure B2C Groups

  • Activate the Azure B2C Role Mapping Addon along with the paid version of the WordPress OAuth Client Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - azure addon
  • Go to your Azure B2C Portal and click on the Roles and administrators option.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) -role and administrator
  • Search for User administrator from the list and click on it.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user-admini
  • Click on Add assignments. Search and select your Azure B2C SSO application and click on Add button.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - add assignments
  • You can now test the configuration of the Azure B2C application by clicking on the Test Configuration button in the Configure OAuth tab of the OAuth Client Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Here, you will be able to see the B2C Group IDs of the users in the attribute b2cGroups.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - OAuth Test Configuration

5. Steps to configure Azure B2C Groups in plugin [Premium]

  • Go to the Attribute Mapping section in the plugin and map the Attribute Names from the Test Configuration table. Make sure Enable Role Mapping option is enabled and click on the Save Settings button. (Refer to the screenshot)
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - azure addon
  • Scroll down and go to the Role Mapping section, you need to map Group Attribute Name. Select the attribute name from the list of attributes that return the groups from the test configuration table of Azure B2C.
    Eg: b2cGroups
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) -role and administrator
  • Assign the WordPress role to the Provider Groups: Based on the Azure B2C application, you can allocate the WordPress role to Azure B2C Groups. Add the Azure B2C group's value under Group Attribute Value and assign the required WordPress role in front of it under WordPress Role.
    For example, in the below image. Group value has been assigned the role of Subscriber.
  • Azure B2C B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - user-admini
  • Once you save the mapping, the Azure B2C group will be assigned the WordPress Subscriber role after SSO.
    Example: As per the given example, a User with group value will be added as a Subscriber.

6. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Azure B2C login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Azure B2C SSO login button there. You can test the Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
    • You will see an Azure B2C SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Azure B2C Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Azure AD B2C Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

7: Scope & Endpoints

Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Azure B2C in the plugin.

Scope: openid
Authorize Endpoint: https://<domain-name >.b2clogin.com/<domain-name>.onmicrosoft.com/<policy-name>/oauth2/v2.0/authorize
Access Token Endpoint: https://<domain-name>.b2clogin.com/<domain-name>.onmicrosoft.com/<policy-name>/oauth2/v2.0/token
Get User Info Endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me
Custom redirect URL after logout: [optional] https://<domain-name>.b2clogin.com/<domain-name>.onmicrosoft.com/<policy-name>/oauth2/v2.0/logout?post_logout_redirect_uri=<your url>

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Azure AD B2C Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Azure AD B2C 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 B2C login credentials within minutes.


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