Invision Community OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Invision Community SSO Login

Invision Community OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Invision Community SSO Login



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

1. Setup Invision Community as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://invisioncommunity.com/login and log into your invision community account.
  • On your Invision Community, go to AdminCP -> System -> REST & OAuth and click on Create New.

  • invision community wordpress OAuth/OpenID create new
  • Fill out the form selecting Wordpress for Client Type.

  • invision community wordpress OAuth/OpenID client type
  • You will then see a screen with Client ID, Client Secret, Scopes and Endpoints, you will need to enter into Wordpress.

  • invision community wordpress OAuth/OpenID client credentials
  • For setting up the SSO with invision community request must be initiated with https. i.e. Invision Community admin must be running on https.
  • You have successfully completed your Invision Community WordPress App configurations.

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

    • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for Custom OAuth in the applications list, and select Custom OAuth 2.0 App .
    • invision community wordpress OAuth/OpenID connect : select application
    • Now, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret received from Invision Community Application and Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
    • invision community wordpress OAuth/OpenID Connect : save settings
    • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Invision Community in the plugin.


      Client ID : from the step 4 above
      Client Secret : from the step 4 above
      Scope: email
      Authorize Endpoint: https://{invision-community-domain}/oauth/authorize/
      Access Token Endpoint: https://{invision-community-domain}/oauth/token/
      Get User Info Endpoint: https://{invision-community-domain}/api/core/me

    You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Invision Community 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.
      • Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress 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.
      • Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress 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.
      • Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID 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.
    • Invision Community 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

    • Invision Community 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.
    • Invision Community 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 Invision Community 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.
      • Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID 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.
      • Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Invision Community SSO login button there. You can test the Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Invision Community Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Invision Community 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 Invision Community login credentials within minutes.


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