IdentityServer4 OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | IdentityServer4 SSO Login



WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using IdentityServer4 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 IdentityServer4. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from IdentityServer4. 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 IdentityServer4 Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

Step 1: Setup IdentityServer4 as OAuth Provider

  • Set up IdentityServer4 using guidelines provided here.
  • From Configure OAuth tab in Oauth Client plugin, collect Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your IdentityServer4.
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • You have successfully completed your IdentityServer4 OAuth Server side configurations.
  • In Plugin, Add Custom Application.
  • Enter your app name and use the following information to fill the details.

  • IdentityServer4 Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://[your-domain]/connect/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://[your-domain]/connect/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://[your-domain]/connect/userinfo

You have successfully configured IdentityServer4 as OAuth Provider for achieving IdentityServer4 login into your WordPress Site.

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

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving IdentityServer4 login into 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.
    • 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.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured IdentityServer4 Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring IdentityServer4 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 IdentityServer4 login credentials within minutes.

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