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

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


Configure Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Basecamp as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Basecamp 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 Basecamp 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 Basecamp 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 Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Basecamp as OAuth Provider

  • First of all , go to https://launchpad.37signals.com/integrations and signup / login to your Basecamp developer account.
  • Click on register application to register a new application.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) - register app
  • Enter the application name and other required details.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) - enter app name
  • Now scroll down and select the products that your application is going to integrate with. Enter the Redirect URl that you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Click on the Register app.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) - enter redirect url
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin Configuration.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) - cleint credentials

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


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.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) -
  • Now, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret received from Basecamp App.
  • Enter Scope value as openid.
  • Basecamp Client ID and Secret:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope : openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://launchpad.37signals.com/authorization/new?type=web_server
    Access Token Endpoint: https://launchpad.37signals.com/authorization/token?type=web_server
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://launchpad.37signals.com/authorization.json
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) - save settings
Note: The endpoints we have used here are valid only for Basecamp3 API. To know about the endpoints for Basecamp2 and Classic API Click here.

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Basecamp 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.
    •  Basecamp 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.
    • Basecamp 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.
    • Basecamp 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.
    • Basecamp 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

    • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) -  - test configuration - role 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.
    • Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) -  - test configuration - 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 Basecamp 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.
      • Basecamp 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 Basecamp Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Basecamp SSO login button there. You can test the Basecamp Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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


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