DigitalOcean Single Sign On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | DigitalOcean SSO

DigitalOcean Single Sign On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | DigitalOcean SSO


Configure DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using DigitalOcean as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their DigitalOcean identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with DigitalOcean SSO. 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 DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup DigitalOcean as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://cloud.digitalocean.com/new and signup / login to your DigitalOcean account.
  • Click on Add Application to create a new application.
  • Enter the app name and click on Save Button.
  • Go to the OAuth tab in the left section and enter the Redirect URL which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. click on Save Button.
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it under the Client ID and Client Secret in your WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) Plugin Configuration

You have successfully configured DigitalOcean as OAuth Provider for achieving DigitalOcean 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.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add New Application
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for Custom OAuth in the applications list and select Custom OAuth 2.0 App.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - DigitalOcean as OAuth Provider
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for DigitalOcean in the plugin.

    Client ID : from the DigitalOcean SSO application configured
    Client Secret : from the DigitalOcean SSO application configured
    Scope : read
    Authorize Endpoint: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/v1/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/v1/oauth/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/account
  • Now, configure App Name, Authorization Endpoint, Token Endpoint, Userinfo Endpoint received from DigitalOcean.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO endpoints save settings
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box. Enter the scope value as read. Click Next.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - DigitalOcean Scopes
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - DigitalOcean Endpoints Summary

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.

3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On into WordPress using DigitalOcean 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.
    • DigitalOcean 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.
    • DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration result
    • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, go to Attribute / Role Mapping tab, select attributes from Username dropdown and click on Save.
    • DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean 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.
      •  DigitalOcean  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.
      • DigitalOcean Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the DigitalOcean SSO login button there. You can test the DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the DigitalOcean Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • DigitalOcean Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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

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