Gluu Server as IDP for WordPress SSO

Gluu Server Single Sign-On(SSO) login for WordPress can be achieved by using our WordPress SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO login between Wordpress site and Gluu Server by considering Gluu Server as IdP(Identity provider) and WordPress as SP(Service provider).

miniorange img Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

To configure Gluu Server as SAML IdP with WordPress, you will need to install the miniOrange WP SAML SP SSO plugin:

Steps to configure Gluu Server Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress(WP):


Step 1: Setup Gluu Server as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Gluu Server as IdP

miniorange img Configure Gluu Server as IdP

  • In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure the Identity Provider.
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    Note: In order to support SAML SSO, the Gluu Server must include the Shibboleth SAML IDP.

  • Login to Gluu server Admin Console.
  • From the navigation panel, click on SAMLAdd Trust Relationships.
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  • Configure the following in Trust Relationship Form:
    • Display Name: WordPress SAML App (Enter any name for identifying the application)
    • Description: Provide a suitable description for you application
    • Entity Type: Single SP
    • Metadata Location: File
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  • From the Service Provider Metadata tab in the plugin, download the Metadata XML File.
  • Upload the Metadata file in SP Metadata File.
  • Now tick the Configure Relying Party checkbox and click on Configure Relying Party link.
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  • You will be shown the Relying Party Configurations page.
  • From Available Profile Configurations, select SAML2SSO and click on Add to add SAML2SSO to Selected Profile Configurations.
  • In SAML 2 SSO Profile, configure the following:
    signAssertions Never
    signRequests Conditional
    encryptAssertions Conditional
    defaultAuthenticationMethods None
    Support Unspecified NameId Format Tick the checkbox
  • From Available NamedId Formats, select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress and urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified and add it to the Selected NamedId Formats.
  • Click on Save button.
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  • From the Release Additional Attributes section on the right, add the attributes you want to send to the Service Provider.
  • Click on Update button.
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  • Gluu's SAML IDP metadata can be found at https://HOSTNAME/idp/shibboleth. This will be required to configure the plugin in Service Provider.
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