Cisco Webex SSO using OAuth into WordPress

Cisco Webex SSO using OAuth into WordPress


WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Cisco Webex 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 Cisco Webex. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Cisco Webex. 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 Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Cisco Webex as OAuth Provider

  • Go to the developer account of Cisco Webex and Signup/login.
  • Click on Start Building Apps.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - build app
  • Click on Create an Integration to create a new app.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add redirect url
  • Enter the required details and add the Callback/Redirect URL which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin under the Redirect / Callback URL section.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add redirect url Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add redirect url
  • Select the scope as spark-admin:people_read.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add redirect url
  • Now scroll down and click on Add Integration button.
  • Copy the Client ID & Client Secret and keep it handy as we will require it while configuring OAuth Single Sign-On plugin.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Get client secret

You have successfully configured Cisco Webex as OAuth Provider for achieving Cisco Webex 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.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Custom OAuth 2.0 App.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints in the plugin.
  • Scope spark-admin:people_read
    Authorization Endpoint https://webexapis.com/v1/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint https://webexapis.com/v1/access_token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://webexapis.com/v1/people/me
    Cisco Webex 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 openid. Click Next.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Cisco Webex 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 Cisco Webex 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.
    • Cisco Webex 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.
    • Cisco Webex 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 Cisco Webex 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.
      • Cisco Webex 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.
      • Cisco Webex Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Cisco Webex SSO login button there. You can test the Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • Cisco Webex 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 Cisco Webex SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Cisco Webex Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • Cisco Webex Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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

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