Google Classroom Single Sign-On (SSO) | WordPress Login using Google Classroom

Google Classroom Single Sign-On (SSO) | WordPress Login using Google Classroom


WordPress OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like Google Classroom and other custom and standard providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping etc. 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 Google Classroom Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Google Classroom as OAuth Provider

  • Go to https://console.developers.google.com/ and sign up/login.
  • Click on Select Project to create a new Google Apps Project,you will see a popup with the list of all your projects.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO Login select new project
  • You can click on the New project button to create new project.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO Login create new project
  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field and click on Create.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO Login enter project name
  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIsServicesCredentials.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom SSO go to credentials credentials
  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom sso OAuth client id
  • In case you are facing some warning saying that in order to create an OAuth Client ID, you must set a product name on consent screen (as shown in below image). Click on the Configure consent screen button.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom sso configure consent screen
  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO enter app information OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO save settings
  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO add remove scope
  • Now, Select the Scopes to allow your project to access specific types of private user data from their Google Account and click on Save and Continue button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), Google classroom SSO update scope
  • Go to the Credentials tab and click on Create Credentials button. Select Web Application from dropdown list to create new application.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom SSO select web app
  • Enter the name you want for your Client ID under the name field and enter the Redirect/Callback URI from miniOrange OAuth Client plugin/module under the Authorized redirect URIs field and click on Create button.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom SSO create oauth client id
  • You will see a popup with the Client ID and Client Secret Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom SSO client id client secret
  • You have successfully completed your Google App OAuth Server side configurations.

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and Select Google from the OAuth Providers list. Then, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret, Scope from provided Endpoints.
  • Google Endpoints and Scope:

  • Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • WordPress OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Google classroom SSO save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Google 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.
    • 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 Google Classroom Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configuration-test-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 Google Classroom Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient attribute/role 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 Google Classroom 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 Google Classroom  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 Google Classroom Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Google Classroom SSO login button there. You can test the Google Classroom Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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

    6: Scope & Endpoints

    • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Google Classroom in the plugin.

    Scope: Openid email Profile
    Authorize Endpoint: https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v4/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo

    Additional Resources


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