Google Apps Single Sign On SSO WordPress End To End Setup Guide | GSuite SSO



If you want users to login to your WordPress site using their Google credentials, you can simply do it using our WP OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the Google with WordPress plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your WordPress site using Google.
Similarly, you can map your WordPress roles based on your Google attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Client plugin, you can click here.



You can download OAuth Client plugin using the following link.




Download And Installation

  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins and click on Add New.
  • Seach for a WordPress OAuth Single Sign On plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup Google 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(, then click on NEW PROJECT. (refer to image below)
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  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field an click on Create
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  • Now, again click on Select a Project (highlighted in the image below) and select the newly created Project by clicking on the project name that you entered in the previous step.
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  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIsServicesCredentials.
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  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
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  • 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.
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  • Enter your product name under the Product Name Shown to Users field. Click on the SAVE button to save your settings.
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  • Select Web Applicationfrom the options below Application Type. 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.
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  • Click on the SAVE button to save your configurations.
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
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  • You have successfully completed your Google App OAuth Server side configurations.

  • Google Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: email
    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

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret 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.
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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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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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.
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    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

Need Guidance?

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.