Slack Single Sign-On to WordPress End to End Setup Guide

Slack Single Sign-On To WordPress End To End Setup Guide



If you want users to login to your WordPress site using their Slack credentials, you can simply do it using our WP OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the Slack with WordPress plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your WordPress site using Slack.
Similarly, you can map your WordPress roles based on your Slack 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 Slack as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://api.slack.com/apps and log into your Slack account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Create new App.
  • Slack Login
  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Development Slack Workspace. Fill the form with appropriate information and click on Create App.
  • Slack Login
  • After creating the slack application, you will be brought to Application Management page. Scroll down to “App Credentials” section. Here you will find given Client ID and Client Secret for your slack application.
  • Slack Login
  • Copy these credentials in MO OAuth Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.
  • Go to OAuth & Permissions
  • Slack Login
  • Add Redirect URL: In slack application's Redirect URLs section, Click on Add New Redirect URL and enter the same from the MO OAuth Client. Click on Save URLs.
  • Slack Login
  • Scope: Go to OAuth & Permissions, select scope from Select Permission Scopes dropdown list and Save Changes. Identity basic is required scope.
  • Slack Login
  • Then, scroll Down to Scopes section and add necessary scopes like so and then click on Save Changes.
    Most importantly, these scopes must be same on the MO OAuth Application Configuration page.
  • Slack Login

    You have successfully completed your Slack App configurations.



    Slack Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: users.profile:read
    Authorize Endpoint: https://slack.com/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://slack.com/api/oauth.access
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://slack.com/api/users.profile.get

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.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : save settings

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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : attribute/role mapping

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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso: login button setting
    • 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.