LinkedIn Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using LinkedIn



WordPress OAuth / OpenID connect Single Sign-On plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like LinkedIn and other custom and standard providers. It supports advanced SSO features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping etc. 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 plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup LinkedIn as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer?newapp= in order to create a new application. Click on Create Application button to create a new application.
  • LinkedIn sso Create-application
  • Enter the required details and click on the Create app button to save your changes.
  • LinkedIn sso submitchanges
  • Copy the Client Id and the Client Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin under Client Id and the Client Secret text fields respectively.
  • LinkedIn sso Update-configuration
  • Copy the Redirect/ Callback URl from miniOrange OAuth Client plugin and enter it under OAuth 2.0 -> Authorized Redirect URLs textbox. Click on the Add button adjacent to the text box to save it. Finally, click on the Update button to save your configurations.
  • oauth sso linkedin redirect url
  • Select the Products as shown in the image below as these are necessary in order to set permissions.
  • LinkedIn sso Update-configuration
  • You will see the permissions as shown in the image below.
  • LinkedIn sso Update-configuration

    LinkedIn Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : from the step 3 above
    Client Secret : from the step 3 above
    Scope: r_emailaddress r_liteprofile w_member_social
    Authorize Endpoint: https://www.linkedin.com/oauth/v2/authorization
    Access Token Endpoint: https://www.linkedin.com/oauth/v2/accessToken
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.linkedin.com/v2/me
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://YOUR_DOMAIN/v2/logout?client_id=YOUR_CLIENT_ID&returnTo=LOGOUT_URL

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for LinkedIn app in the applications list, and select the LinkedIn app.
  • OAuth/OpenID Swiss Single Sign On SSO WordPress select-swissapp
  • Then, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret and Endpoints.
  • Enter Scope value as openid email.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configure-endpoints

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.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO 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.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress 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.
    • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

Additional Add-Ons And Plugin Integrations


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BuddyPress Integration

Allows to integrate user attribute information fetched from OAuth / OpenID Identity Providers (IDP) with the user's BuddyPress profile.

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Page and Post Restriction

Protects the pages/posts of your site with OAuth/OpenID Connect compliant IDP login page & restrict the access to the site based on the user roles.

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Login Form Add-On

Provides a Login form for OAuth/OpenID login instead of button. It relies on OAuth/OpenID sso plugin to have Password Grant configured.

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Media Restriction

miniOrange Media Restriction add-on restricts unauthorized users from accessing the media files on your WordPress site.

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Discord Role Mapping

Discord Role Mapping add-on helps you to get roles from your discord server and maps it to WordPress users while SSO.

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LearnDash Integrator

LearnDash Integration will map the SSO users to LearnDash groups as per the group attributes sent by your Identity Provider.

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Attribute Based Redirection

Attribute Based Redirection plugin can be used to restrict and redirect users to different URLs based on OAuth/OpenID attributes.

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SCIM User Provisioning

SCIM User Provisioning allows you to sync user's creation, updation and deletion from your IDP to WordPress site.

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SSO Session Management

SSO session management add-on manages the login session time of your users based on their WordPress roles.

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Membership Level based Login Redirection

This add-on allows to redirect users to custom pages based on their membership levels after Single Sign-On. Plugin Checks user’s membership level during every login, so any update on the membership level doesn’t affect redirection.

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SSO Login Audit

SSO Login Audit captures and tracks all the SSO users and generates reports.

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