NextCloud Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using NextCloud



WordPress OAuth / OpenID connect Single Sign-On plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like NextCloud 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 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-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 (Redirection URI), enter the URL of your OAuth Client followed.
  • Click Add to save. Afterwards, the page looks similar to the screenshot below.
  • nextcloud-click-add
  • Now you can connect OAuth client with NextCloud (OAuth Provider) and the following endpoints are:

  • Authorization endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/authorize
    Token endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/apps/oauth2/api/v1/token
    User info endpoint: https://< your-nextcloud-domain >/ocs/v2.php/cloud/user?format=json

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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configuration-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 Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

Need Help?

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.