Login with Clever (Clever SSO) in WordPress OAuth

Login with Clever (Clever SSO) in WordPress OAuth


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Login with Clever allows users to use their Clever account credentials to authenticate themselves into WordPress with Clever SSO. WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin allows you to perform Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) in order to provide secure access to your WordPress Site. Login with Clever solution can be used by teachers & students who wish to access their courses online. Clever student login provides access to all online programs and resources. With Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) for education, the need to maintain a separate database for storing student's credentials is eliminated. WordPress OAuth Client plugin also supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login, etc. You can also use custom providers and standard IDPs like Okta, Discord, Azure AD, and others to configure plugins. Here we will go through a guide to configure Clever SSO or Clever student login by configuring Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) between WordPress and Clever to authenticate users/students. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here


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

ClassLink

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 Login with Clever (Clever SSO) into WordPress

1. Setup Clever as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://dev.clever.com/ and sign up/login to register a new app.
  • Under Start your Clever Sandbox, click on the click here to get started option.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - login
  • Go to https://apps.clever.com/signup and signup/login to your account.
  • Follow the steps to create an application. (refer to the images below)
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education -clever-app-overview Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education -invites3 Login with Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Clever Student Login
  • Click on Clever Instant Login option to continue.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Overview
  • Click on next button to continue.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - get started
  • Copy the Client ID and the Client secret and store it in your miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin under the Client ID and Client Secret text fields respectively. Copy the Redirect/Callback URL from your miniOrange oauth client plugin and store it in the Redirect URIs text field. Finally, click on the Save button to save your configurations.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - sso setup application
  • Click on the Next button to continue to next step.
  • Select the browsers you want to be supported for certificate survey and select Secure Authorization Grant Flow for the which authorization flow do you use question (refer to the image on the next page).
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - submit
  • Enter all the other fields according to your use case and click on the Submit button in the end to save your configurations.

You've successfully configured Clever as OAuth Provider on your WordPress site, allowing users/students to securely access their WordPress site with Clever SSO or Clever 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.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Clever.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the endpoints for Clever in the plugin. Click Next.

  • App Name: Clever
    Authorize Endpoint: https://clever.com/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://clever.com/oauth/tokens
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.clever.com/v3.0/me

    Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box, read:students read:teachers read:user_id is already filled. Click Next.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO 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 Clever SSO or Clever 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.
    • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO 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.
    • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - 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.
    • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - 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.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - 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

  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - 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.
  • Login with Clever (Clever SSO) for SSO Education - 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. Sign In Settings

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

You have successfully configured Clever SSO for WordPress allowing users to login with Clever account credentials to authenticate themselves by configuring Clever as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client. Clever SSO Solution ensures that you are ready to increase user authentication authority by securing a login to your WordPress site using Clever 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 Clever Single Sign-On for Education with Clever SSO. With WordPress Clever Integration, the need to maintain a separate database for storing the credentials is eliminated.

Clever SSO with Learndash Role Mapping

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If you are using Learndash as your WordPress LMS and want to assign different Learndash courses to your (Classlink, 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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