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

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


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WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Brightspace as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between WordPress and Brightspace. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Brightspace. 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 Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Brightspace as OAuth Provider

  • Go to the developer account of Brightspace and signup/login.
  • Click on Add Application to create a new application.
  • Enter the app name and click on Save Button.
  • Enter the Redirect/Callback URL which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. click on Save Button.
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it under the Client ID and Client Secret in your WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) Plugin Configuration

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

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.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Custom OpenID Connect App.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
    • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints in the plugin.
    • Scope: read
      Authorize Endpoint: https://auth.brightspace.com/oauth2/auth
      Access Token Endpoint: https://auth.brightspace.com/core/connect/token
    Brightspace 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, Enter the scope value as read write. Click Next.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

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


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On into WordPress using Brightspace SSO. We will be setting up user profile attributes for WordPress using the below settings.
  • Finding user attributes

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) - 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, select attributes from Username dropdown and click on Save.
  • Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute/role mapping

4. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Brightspace 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.
    • Brightspace 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.
    • Brightspace Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Brightspace SSO login button there. You can test the Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Brightspace 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 Brightspace SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Brightspace Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Brightspace Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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

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