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



WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Github as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure 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 Github. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Github. 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 plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup GitHub as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://github.com/settings/developers and log into your GitHub account.
  • You will be presented with the following screen. Click on Register a new application
  • github sso register app
  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Callback URI. Fill the form with appropriate information and click on the Register Application.
  • github sso Enter appnameURL

    NOTE: Callback URI is the URI where the user will be sent after authorization.

  • After registering the application, you will be given Client ID and Client Secret.
  • github sso get clientidsecret
  • Copy these credentials in MO OAuth Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.

  • GitHub Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : from the step 4 above
    Client Secret : from the step 4 above
    Scope: user repo
    Authorize Endpoint: https://github.com/login/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://github.com/login/oauth/access_token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.github.com/user

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

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret, Tenant ID from provided Endpoints.
  • openid is already filled but if it doesn't work then configure scope as User.Read and for fetching group info use scope is Directory.read.all.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving GitHub 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.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress 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.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress attribute/role mapping

Step 4: Login Settings / Sign In Settings.

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

    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

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

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