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

Google Apps (G Suite) SSO - Single Sign-On plugin enables secure Single Sign-On access into WordPress using Google 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 Google Apps SSO (G Suite). By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress using Google SSO feature 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 (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Steps to configure Google Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

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,you will see a popup with the list of all your projects.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress create new project
  • You can click on the New project button to create new project.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress create new project
  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field and click on Create.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress enter project name
  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIsServicesCredentials.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress credentials
  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress 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.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress configure consent screen
  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress save settings Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress save settings
  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress create oauth client id
  • Now, Select the Scopes to allow your project to access specific types of private user data from their Google Account and click on Update button.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress create oauth client id
  • Go to the Credentials tab and click on Create Credentials button. Select Web Application from dropdown list to create new application.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress create oauth client id
  • 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.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress 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.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress client id client secret
  • You have successfully completed your Google App OAuth Server side configurations.

  • Google Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    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

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

Step 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.
  • 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 Google Apps SSO Single Sign-On with Google login credentials for 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Google 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 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 Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Google SSO login button there. You can test the Google Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Google Apps SSO by configuring Google as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client using our WordPress SSO (OAuth / OpenID Connect Client) plugin. This solution ensures that you can securely log in to the WordPress web application by establishing Google SSO and using your Google login credentials for authentication.

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