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Configure Google Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth – WordPress Google SSO

Configure Google Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth – WordPress Google SSO


Set up Single Sign-On (SSO) on your WordPress website via Google Apps with the WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On plugin via WordPress SSO. Implementing G Suite SSO allows users to log into your websites and applications with a single set of credentials using the G Suite login credentials.

Google Single Sign-On or GSuite, acts as the OAuth Provider and WordPress acts as the OAuth Client. WordPress Google SSO provides smooth login between these two, removing the need to remember usernames and passwords. If you are looking for Google Classroom SSO, you can visit the setup guide here.

The Google Single Sign-On via OAuth WordPress plugin also provides advanced SSO features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping, and role-based access for user profiles. You can also protect your complete WordPress site behind Google SSO. Google login via WordPress OAuth SSO secures the user’s login process and improves user authentication authority.

Using the OAuth SSO plugin, you can allow or restrict your organization users as well as guest users based on their email domains such as organization/comapny domain or personal domain such as gmail.com Follow the steps in the guide below to set up your WordPress SSO via installing this plugin.

Prerequisites: 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 OAuth Login with WordPress

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.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : create new project
  • You can click on the New project button to create new project.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : new project
  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field and click on Create.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : enter project name
  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIsServicesCredentials.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : credentials
  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : 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 Google OAuth Login : configure consent screen
  • Choose how you want to configure and register your app and click on create button.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login - configure consent screen
  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : save settings WordPress Google OAuth Login : save settings
  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : 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.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : 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.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : 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.
  • WordPress Google OAuth Login : 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 Google OAuth Login :client id client secret

You've successfully configured WordPress SSO using Google as OAuth Provider on your WordPress site, allowing users to use Google SSO login into the WordPress site with their Google login Credentials.


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client


  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • Google Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Google
  • Google Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • You need to enter the App name and Endpoints here, for that please refer the below table and click on Next.

  • 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
    Google Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box. Enter the scope values as email openid profile. Click Next.
  • Google Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Google Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You've successfully configured WordPress SSO with Google making WordPress as OAuth Client, allowing users to implement secure Google SSO login into the WordPress site with Google login Credentials.


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.
    • Google SSO test configuration
    • You will see all the values returned by your OAuth Provider to WordPress in a table. If you don't see value for Email or Username, etc. make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • 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 SSO attribute mapping

4. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a G Suite login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Google Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • 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.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Google Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
    • You will see an Google SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Google Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Google Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

5. Scope & Endpoints

  • Please refer the below table for configuring the endpoints for Google 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
    Custom redirect URL after logout: [optional] https://www.google.com/accounts/Logout

Google Single Sign-On (SSO) should now be successfully configured with Google as the OAuth Provider and WordPress as the OAuth Client. Google SSO should fulfill all your needs with features like multiple grant type support, attribute mapping, role mapping, etc. You may set up the SSO with G-Suite, Google Workspace, and Google social login using the same process. You can also protect your complete WordPress site behind Google SSO. Otherwise, you can also configure other IDPs like SSO with G-Suite, Google Workspace, and Google social login using the same process.

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