iMIS OAuth and OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | iMIS SSO Login

iMIS OAuth and OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | iMIS SSO Login


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

1. Setup iMIS as OAuth Provider

  • Go to developer account of iMIS and sign up/login.
  • From Configure OAuth tab in Oauth Client plugin, collect Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your iMIS Application
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • You have successfully completed your iMIS App OAuth Server side configurations.

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

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

Note:
If you need a Single Sign-on (SSO) solution for iMIS ASI, you need to install our OAuth Single Sign-ON (SSO) Premium plugin. You can test basic SSO for iMIS CSI in free plugin version.


  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • iMIS  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here custom OAuth 2.0 App.
  • iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Configure App name. Copy and paste the endpoints from below table. Click Next.
  • iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
    Client ID: from the iMIS application configured
    Client Secret: from the iMIS application configured
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://<your-imis-domain>/sso-pages/Aurora-SSO-Redirect.aspx
    Access Token Endpoint: https://<your-imis-domain>/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://<your-imis-domain>/api/iqa?queryname=$/Bearer_Info_Aurora
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret is shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as openid. Click Next.
  • iMIS  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) 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/OpenID Single Sign On SSO WordPress, 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 First Name, Last Name, Email or Username, make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • OAuth/OpenID Single Sign On SSO WordPress  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 Single Sign On SSO WordPress  attribute/role 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. Sign In Settings

    • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a iMIS 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.
      •  iMIS  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.
      • iMIS Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the iMIS SSO login button there. You can test the iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • iMIS 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 iMIS SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the iMIS Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • iMIS Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

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

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