Discord OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Discord SSO Login

Discord OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Discord SSO Login


Discord Social Login (Discord SSO) integration with WordPress using OAuth2:

Setting up Discord Social Media Login on WordPress (Discord SSO) using OAuth2 is easy with WordPress OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. You can configure plugin using different other Social Media providers / custom OAuth and OIDC providers. 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 Discord. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Discord. 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 Discord Single Sign-On (SSO) / Social Login into WordPres

1. Setup Discord as OAuth Provider

  • Log in to Discord Console & click on New Application
  • Discord SSO Login New Application
  • After clicking on the New Application button it will show you the popup for providing a name to the application. Click on the Create button after providing the application name.
  • Navigate to the OAuth2 section. Copy Client ID & Client Secret.
  • Discord Client ID Client Secret
  • Also, click on the Add Redirect button for adding the callback URL from the plugin and click on the Save button.
  • Discord SSO Login Redirect URL

    Step 1.1: Discord Role Mapping [Optional]

    • After creating an OAuth Application,go to the Bot section.
    • Discord SSO Login Create Oauth Application
    • Click on the Add Bot button.
    • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), Discord SSO Login Add Bot Discord SSO Login Confirm Adding Bot
    • Now we need to add a Bot to our server. Go to the OAuth2 tab, check the Bot option and it will generate the URL. You need to copy that URL and paste it into the new tab of the browser.
    • Discord SSO Login Role Mapping
    • After that, you need to select the server where you need to add the Bot.
    • Discord SSO Login Role Mapping
    • After successfully authorization, Go to the Bot section and copy the token.
    • Discord SSO Login Get the Token
    • Now copy and paste the token into the configuration and also enter the guild or server ID (where you have added the Bot).
    • Discord SSO Login miniOrange Role Mapping

    Step 1.2: Find your Guild ID (Server ID)

      You will need the full Server ID (not the name) to continue. Follow these steps to find your Server ID:


    • In Discord, open your User Settings by clicking the Settings Cog next to your user name on the bottom.
    • Discord SSO Login miniOrange build id
    • Go to Advance and enable Developer Mode, then close User Settings.
    • Discord SSO Login miniOrange build id
    • Open your Discord server, right-click on the server name, then select Copy ID.
    • Discord SSO Login miniOrange build id
    • Paste the Server ID on your text editor for later.
    • If desired, you can disable Developer Mode now.

You have successfully configured Discord as Social Login (OAuth Provider) into your WordPress Site.


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • After Plugin is activated, go to the plugin and search for Discord. Select Discord from the OAuth Providers list.
  • Discord SSO save setting
  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • Enter Scope value as identify email.
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Discord in the plugin.

    Scope: identify email
    Authorize Endpoint: https://discordapp.com/api/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://discordapp.com/api/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint:https://discordapp.com/api/users/@me
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Discord SSO save setting

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Discord 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.
    • Discord 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 Email or Username, etc. 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, you will get the list of attributes in a Username dropdown.
    • Discord SSO attribute 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: Login Settings / Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Discord login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.

1. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.7 and before :

  • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
  • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
  • OAuth/OpenID Discord Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting

2. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.8 :

  • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
  • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
  • OAuth/OpenID Discord Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
  • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Discord SSO login button there. You can test the Discord Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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


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