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Forgerock/OpenAM OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO)

Forgerock/OpenAM OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO)


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WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Forgerock / OpenAM as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. 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 Forgerock / OpenAM. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Forgerock / OpenAM. 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 Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Forgerock / OpenAM as OAuth Provider.

  • Go to developer account of Forgerock / OpenAM and sign up/login.
  • From Configure OAuth tab in Oauth Client plugin, collect Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your Forgerock / OpenAM Application.
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.

You have successfully configured Forgerock / OpenAM as OAuth Provider for achieving Forgerock / OpenAM 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.
  • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Custom Aouth 2.0 App.
  • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints in the plugin.
  • Client ID : from the Forgerock / OpenAM application configured
    Client Secret : from the Forgerock / OpenAM application configured
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://{Your-Domain}/openam/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://{Your-Domain}/openam/oauth2/access_token
    Userinfo Endpoint: https://{Your-Domain}/openam/oauth2/userinfo
    Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box. Enter the scope value as openid profile. Click Next.
  • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

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


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On into WordPress using Forgerock / OpenAM 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.
    • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration
    • You will see all the values returned by Forgerock / OpenAM 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 Forgerock / OpenAM application to return this information.
    • The following is a sample image for your reference. The attribute names can vary depending on your OAuth provider's configuration.


      Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign On SSO WordPress configuration test 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.
    • Forgerock / OpenAM 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 Forgerock / OpenAM 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.
      • Forgerock / OpenAM 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.
      • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Forgerock / OpenAM SSO login button there. You can test the Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • Forgerock / OpenAM 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 Forgerock / OpenAM SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • Forgerock / OpenAM Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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

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    Mail us on oauthsupport@xecurify.com for quick guidance(via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.

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