IBM App ID OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | IBM App ID SSO Login

IBM App ID OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | IBM App ID SSO Login


WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using IBM App ID 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 IBM App ID. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from IBM App ID. 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 IBM App ID Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup IBM App ID as OAuth Provider


  • Login/Signup to IBM developer portal using IBM developer account.
  • Search and Select App ID service.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), ibmapp goto appid
  • Select a location and click on Create button.
  • oauth sso ibmapp create appid
  • Now go to the App ID that you created in last step and go to applications tab. click on add applications to add a new application.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), ibmapp add app
  • Enter the name for your application and click on save button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC ,oauth sso ibmapp save app
  • After saving the application, click on the dropdown icon besides the application, you will find the Client ID, Client Secret and oAuthServerUrl. Save these details as we will be requiring these to configure the miniOrange OAuth client plugin
  • oauth sso ibmapp client credentials
  • Now, go to the Authentication settings tab in Manage authentication tab and add the web redirect url which you will get from miniOrange OAuth client plugin in Redirect/Callback URL field.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),ibmapp add redirecturl
  • If you don't have the users yet, you can add them by going to Users tab..
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),ibmapp add user
You have successfully configured IBM App ID as OAuth Provider for achieving IBM App ID login into your WordPress Site.

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for IBM APP Dd in the applications list, and select IBM APP ID .
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO), ibmapp add ibmapp
  • Enter the App Name. Configure the Client ID, Client Secret received from the respective fields in IBM App ID.Enter oAuthServerUrl in the IBM App ID Domain field and Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  •  OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),ibmapp save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving IBM App ID 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.
    • oauth sso ibmapp test config
    • 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/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),ibmapp 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/OIDC attribute 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.
    • Okta Single Sign-On (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

    • Okta Single Sign-On (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.
    • Okta Single Sign-On (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 IBM App ID 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 IBM App ID  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 IBM App ID  Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the IBM App ID SSO login button there. You can test the IBM App ID Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

      In this Guide, you have successfully configured IBM App ID Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring IBM App ID 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 IBM App ID login credentials within minutes.

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