Step By Step Guide For WordPress Single Sign On (SSO) using IdentityServer4



If you want users to login to your WordPress site using their IdentityServer4 credentials, you can simply do it using our WP OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the IdentityServer4 with WordPress plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your WordPress site using IdentityServer4. Similarly, you can map your WordPress roles based on your IdentityServer4 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 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

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.