Okta as IdP for wordpress

Okta Single Sign-On(SSO) login for WordPress [SAML] can be achieved by using our WordPress SAML SP Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SAML SSO login between Wordpress site and Okta by considering Okta as IdP (Identity provider) and WordPress as SP(Service provider).

miniorange img Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

To configure Okta as SAML IdP with WordPress, you will need to install the miniOrange WP SAML SP SSO plugin:

Step-by-step Video to Setup SSO between WordPress and Okta as IdP


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


miniorange img Configure Okta as IdP


Step 1: Setup Okta as IDP (Identity Provider)

Follow the steps below to configure Okta as IdP

  • In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login -upload metadata
  • Log in to your Okta dashboard.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Developer Console arrow and select Classic UI from the navigation bar on top.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Okta SSO Admin_Dashboard
  • Go to Applications -> Applications.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - add_application
  • You will get the following screen. Click on Add Application button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • Now,click on Create New App button to create an app.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • Choose Web as platform, SAML 2.0 as Sign on method and click on Create button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - SAML 2.0 Configure
  • In General Settings, enter App Name and click on Next button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - SAML_SETTINGS
  • In SAML Settings, enter the following:
  • Single Sign On URL Enter ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from the Service Provider metadata tab of the module.
    Audience URI (SP Entity ID) Enter SP Entity ID / Issuer from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the module.
    Default Relay State Enter Relay State from the Service Provider Metadata tab of the module.
    Name ID Format Select E-Mail Address as a Name Id from dropdown list.
    Application Username Okta username.
    Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - SAML_SETTINGS
  • Configure Group Attribute Statement (Optional) and click on Next button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Add_Attributes
  • If you have integrated your Active Directory in Okta and want to map the AD groups, please make sure that you have added the OUs used to import groups.You will also need to map the memberOf
    attribute under the integrated directory’s configuration.

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g Assigning Groups/People

  • Go to created application and click on the Assignment Tab in Okta.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Assign_groups
  • Here, we select the peoples and groups you want to give access to log in through this app.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Assign_groups
  • Click on Assign and then click on Done button.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Assign_groups
  • After assigning the people/groups to your app, go to Sign On tab and Click on View Setup Instructions to get the SAML Login URL (Single Sign on URL), Single Logout URL, IDP Entity ID and X.509 Certificate. You will need this to configure the Service Provider.
  • Configure Okta as IDP -SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Okta SSO Login - Assign_groups
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