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Setup Guide To Configure Canvas as OAuth Client | WordPress OAuth Server

Setup Guide To Configure Canvas as OAuth Client | WordPress OAuth Server


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WordPress OAuth Server plugin enables Single Sign-On (SSO) into the Canvas app using your WordPress username and password. Once you configure the Canvas with WP OAuth Server plugin, you can login to your Canvas application using WP credentials. OAuth Server plugin also allows you to send custom WordPress user attributes to your Canvas app as per your requirements. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Server 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 Server Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Steps to configure WordPress Login into Canvas

1. Setup WordPress as OAuth Server

  • Go to miniOrange OAuth Server plugin on the left side menu and choose your OAuth client from the list, Here Custom OpenID Connect client.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas add client
  • Enter Client name as you want. Get the Redirect / Callback URL from Canvas and enter under Redirect URI field. Click on Save client button.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas Redirect URI
  • Note down: Client ID, Client Secret, Endpoints to configure in Canvas app.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas configuration

2. Setup Canvas as OAuth Client

  • Login to your Canvas LMS domain as an Account Administrator.
  • Go to the Admin tab and select the account for which you wish to enable Single sign-on.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas add client
  • Click on Authentication tab and select OpenID Connect as authentication service from dropdown.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas add client
  • In the OpenID Connect section, you will get the Redirect URI, keep the redirect URI handy as we will require it later to configure miniOrange OAuth Server Single Sign-On (SSO) Plugin.
  • Now, enter the Client ID, Client Secret, Endpoints and Scope ,which you will get from the miniOrange OAuth server plugin. You can also enable the Just in Time Provisioning checkbox if you want the users to be created if they don’t exist.
  • Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Authorization Endpoint : <your domain>/wp-json/moserver/authorize
    Token Endpoint : <your domain>/wp-json/moserver/token
    Scope : profile
    Login attribute : email
    OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas add client
  • If you want the profile attributes to be mapped to the incoming data from WordPress, you can configure Federated Attributes according to your preferences. Add attributes by clicking the + Attribute button. Click on Save.
  • OAuth server Single Sign-On(SSO)WordPress- Canvas add client
In this Guide, you have successfully configured Single Sign-On (SSO) into Canvas app with WordPress as OAuth Provider and Canvas as OAuth Client using our WP OAuth Server plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Canvas app using WordPress site credentials within minutes.

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