WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth / OpenID Connect into Joomla | WordPress OIDC Login

WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth / OpenID Connect into Joomla | WordPress OIDC Login


Integration of WordPress Social Login ( WordPress SSO ) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol.
The Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up WordPress Login to Joomla (WordPress Single Sign-on) using OAuth2.

Click here to learn more about the additional capabilities included in the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-On (OAuth & OpenID Connect Client) plugin.

What is OAuth 2.0?

OAuth 2.0 is the industry-standard authorization protocol. OAuth 2.0 priorities client developer ease of use while offering particular authorization processes for web apps, desktop applications, mobile phones, and living room devices.

OAuth2 allows application developers to create apps that use authentication and data from the WordPress API. There are several methods of OAuth2 authentication available in WordPress. We support the authorization code grant, the implicit grant, client credentials, and certain customized specials for WordPress flows.

Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin allows for secure login into Joomla while utilizing WordPress as an OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You may also configure the plugin to use several Oauth providers, such as Azure B2C, Office 365, and custom providers. It enables sophisticated Single Sign-On functionalities like user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, and so on. In this article, we will go through how to set up SSO between Joomla and WordPress.

Click here to know more about other features we provide in Joomla OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation


  • Log into your Joomla instance as an admin.
  • Go to the Joomla Dashboard -> Extensions -> Manage and click on Install.
  • Seach for a Joomla OAuth Client plugin and click on Install Now.

Steps to configure WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Joomla

1. Setup WordPress as OAuth Provider

  • Go to your admin account of Wordpress and from left menu click on plugins.
  • From plugin tab click on Add New button
  • integration of Wordpress Oauth openod connect, add-apps
  • From the search bar, search Ouath Server (or Oauth Provider) plugin of miniorange, and click on Install now button of login using wordpress Oauth Server (Login with wordpress) plugin.
  • integration of Wordpress Oauth openod connect, Install
  • Go to Oauth Client tab and click on Add client button.
  • integration of Wordpress Oauth openod connect, Add client
  • Enter Oauth client details, Client Name and Redirect URI from Joomla Oauth client plugin. Then click on Save Client button
  • integration of Wordpress Oauth openod connect, Save Client
  • You will get Client Secret and Client ID copy and save it for configuration with Joomla as Oauth client
  • integration of Wordpress Oauth openod connect, Client Id and Secret

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Provider for for achieving WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user integration.



2. Configure Joomla as OAuth Client


  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From left toggle menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • From left toggle menu click on Components, then click on miniOrange OAuth Client , then click on Configure OAuth tab.
  • Under Configure OAuth tab . Select your OAuth Provider. (If your OAuth Provider not listed then click on Custom OAuth/ Custom OpenID connect App .)
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider. Then click on Test Configuration button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab
  • After click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client Configure OAuth tab from the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  •  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration  Joomla Oauth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on SSO for Joomla - App Client Configuration
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans
  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

Using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin, you have successfully configured Joomla WordPress Single Sign-On (SSO) by WordPress as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client. This solution ensures that you are ready to provide safe access to your Joomla site using WordPress login credentials in minutes.

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