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

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



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

1. Setup NextCloud as OAuth Provider

  • Sign-in with an administrator account to your Nextcloud server.
  • Open the menu in the top-right corner and select Settings. On the next page, select the Security item in the "Administration" section on the left.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress security-tab
  • At the top of the next page you see the list of registered clients, (which is empty initially). Below "Add client", enter the name of your OAuth Client (e.g., "miniOrange App") in the first field (Name). Note that the name that you enter here will be displayed to your Client users.
  • In the second field enter the Redirection URI, you will get that from miniOrange OAuth/OpenID Client Plugin's 'Configure OAuth' tab under the Redirect/Callback URL field.
  • Click Add to save. Afterwards, the page looks similar to the screenshot below.
  • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress click-add

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


    2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

    • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for NextCloud in the applications list, and select NextCloud.
    • NextCloud  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress save settings oauth client plugin
    • Then, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret and Endpoints.
    • Enter Scope value as openid.
    • Client ID : from the step 9 above
      Client Secret : from the step 9 above
      Scope: user:read:email
      For more scopes click here.
      Authorize Endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/authorize
      Access Token Endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/api/v1/token
      Get User Info Endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/ocs/v2.php/cloud/user?format=json
    • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
    • NextCloud single sign-on(sso) : save settings oauth client

    You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving NextCloud 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.
      • NextCloud  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.
      • NextCloud  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.
      • NextCloud  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.
    • NextCloud  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

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


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