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

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



WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Facebook as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure the plugin using different custom providers and standard IDPs. 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 Facebook. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Facebook. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

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 Facebook Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

Step 1: Setup Facebook as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, Login/ Signup in Facebook developer console at https://developers.facebook.com/
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO developer console
  • Go to My apps .
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO add new app
  • Click on Create app to create a new app.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO add new app
  • Select what your app is going to work for.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO add new app
  • Enter the required details and click on create app.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO add new app
  • Complete the security check and click on Submit button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO add new app
  • Select Facebook Login by clicking on the set up button .
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO login setup
  • Select Facebook Login -> Settings under Products option in the navigation bar .
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO login setting
  • Under Client OAuth Settings, enter the Callback/Redirect URL (from your miniOrange Oauth Client plugin) in the Valid OAuth Redirect URIs field. Click on the Save button to save your configurations.
    Most importantly, your Callback/Redirect URI should be https and not http. It is mandatory while configuring Facebook as an OAuth Server.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO client oauth setting
  • Go to Settings -> Basic to view your App Id and App Secret Refer to the image below).
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO client oauth basic setting
  • Enter your Privacy Policy URL in the Privacy Policy URL field and choose a category from the dropdown in the Category field. Then, click on Save Changes button to save your configurations.
  • Copy your App ID and your App Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin/Module. (under client id and client secret field respectively).
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO app id app secret
  • Change you app status from In Development to Live by clicking on OFF as shown in the image below. Then, click on confirm to confirm your change of status.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO change status

    Facebook Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: public_profile email
    Authorize Endpoint: https://www.facebook.com/dialog/oauth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://graph.facebook.com/v2.8/oauth/access_token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://graph.facebook.com/me/?fields=id,name,email,age_range,first_name,gender,last_name,link

You have successfully configured Facebook as OAuth Provider for achieving Facebook login into your WordPress Site.

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for Facebook app in the applications list, and select the Facebook app.
  • OAuth/OpenID Swiss Single Sign On SSO WordPress select-swissapp
  • Then, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret and Endpoints.
  • Enter Scope value as public_profile email.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configure-endpoints

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Facebook login into your WordPress Site.

Step 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin : 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Facebook SSO attribute/role mapping

Step 4: 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 Facebook 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 Facebook 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 Facebook Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Facebook SSO login button there. You can test the Facebook Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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

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