ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) in WordPress & SSO for Education

ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) in WordPress & SSO for Education


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ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) allows users to use their ClassLink account credentials to authenticate themselves into WordPress. You can also implement ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) for Education to enable students and staff to securely access their digital resources using single login credentials allowing rostering & account provisioning. WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin allows you to perform ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) in order to provide secure access to your WordPress Site. With Classlink SSO, the need to maintain a separate database for storing the credentials is eliminated. This Plugin can be configured with different custom providers and standard Identity Providers like Okta, Discord, Azure AD, and many more. We'll guide you through setting up ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) for your WordPress site, using ClassLink as the OAuth provider and WordPress as the OAuth client. Click here to learn more about the other capabilities included in the WP OAuth Single Sign-On (OAuth & OpenID Connect Client) plugin.


We provide WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) with multiple education providers, you can find some popular providers below

Clever

Canvas

Google Classroom

Office 365

Can't find your Educational Provider? Click here to learn more

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 ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup ClassLink as OAuth Provider

  • Go to https://dev.classlink.com/login and sign up/login.
  • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Login Page
  • From Configure OAuth tab in Oauth Client plugin, collect Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your ClassLink Application
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • You've successfully configured ClassLink as OAuth Provider on your WordPress site, allowing users/students to securely access their WordPress site with ClassLink SSO or ClassLink Single Sign On-(SSO) for Education to improve 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.
  • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here ClassLink.
  •  ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Add New Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the endpoints for ClassLink in the plugin. Click Next.

  • App Name Classlink
    Authorize Endpoint: https://launchpad.classlink.com/oauth2/v2/auth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://launchpad.classlink.com/oauth2/v2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://nodeapi.classlink.com/v2/my/info
    ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Add App name, TenantID
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret is shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as profile email. Click Next.
  • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - Finish configuration

You've successfully configured WordPress as an OAuth Client on your WordPress site, allowing users/students to securely access their WordPress site with ClassLink SSO or ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) for Education to improve user authentication.


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.
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - 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.
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - WordPress test congifuration 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.
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - WordPress 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 ClassLink 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.
    •  ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - 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.
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the ClassLink SSO login button there. You can test the ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - 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 ClassLink SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • ClassLink Single Sign On (SSO) for Education - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

You have successfully configured ClassLink SSO for WordPress allowing users to login with ClassLink account credentials to authenticate themselves by configuring ClassLink as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client. ClassLink SSO Solution ensures that you are ready to increase user authentication authority by securing a login to your WordPress site using ClassLink login credentials. Additionally, for students and teachers who want to access all of their resources and courses on WordPress with a single login, you can also enable ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) for Education with ClassLink SSO. With WordPress ClassLink Integration, the need to maintain a separate database for storing the credentials is eliminated.


ClassLink SSO with Learndash Role Mapping

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Learndash


If you are using Learndash as your WordPress LMS and want to assign different Learndash courses to your (Canvas, Clever, Google Classroom) users based on their schools or different sections (such as k1, k2). You can use our WordPress Learndash Integration Add-on, with the add-on instead of individually adding each person to a specific Learndash course, we may assign them directly to that course during SSO based on user groups and roles so that they can access that course straight from the WordPress site.

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