Configure Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth Login | Clever SSO Login

Configure Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth Login | Clever SSO Login


Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) enables secure login into your WordPress site using WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Here we will go through a guide to configure Clever SSO login with WordPress. You can also configure plugins using different custom providers and standard IDPs like Okta, Discord, Azure AD and many more. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, etc. By the end of this guide, users should be able to configure clever SSO with WordPress. To know more about the features we provide in WordPress 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 Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) Login 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.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) - 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)
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)-clever-app-overview Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)-invites3 Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on Clever Instant Login option to continue.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on next button to continue.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • 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.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • 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).
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO)-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 have successfully configured Clever as OAuth Provider for achieving Clever SSO login into your WordPress Site.


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.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Clever.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - 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

    Clever AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as read:students read:teachers read:user_id. Click Next.
  • Clever  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

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


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.
    • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) : 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.
    • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) : 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.
    • Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) : 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.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : 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

  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : 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.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : 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.
    •  Clever  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.
    • Clever   Single Sign-on (SSO) - 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)
    • Clever 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 Clever SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Clever Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Clever  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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


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