Okta Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using Okta


WordPress OAuth / OpenID connect Single Sign-On plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like Okta 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 Okta as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://www.okta.com/login and log into your Okta account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Developer Console arrow and select Classic UI from the navigation bar on top.
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  • Go to the Okta Admin panel. Go to Applications -> Applications.
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  • You will get the following screen. Click on Add Application button.
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  • Click on create new app to create an app.
  • okta-sso-select-webplatform
  • Choose Web as platform, OpenID Connect as Sign on method and click on Create.
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  • You will be redirected to the app details page. Enter Application name and Login Redirect URIs. Copy Redirect / Callback URL from the plugin to Configure Login Redirect URL. Click on Save.
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  • You will be brought to App details page. Scroll down to Client Credentials section.
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  • Copy these credentials in MO OAuth Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.

Step 1.1: Add & Map Custom Attributes [Premium]

  • Go to the Okta Admin panel. Go to Directory -> Profile Editor.
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  • Go to the Profile tab.
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  • Click on Add Attributes.
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  • Fill all the fields and Click on Save button.
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  • Once added, go to Mappings -> <Your App Name> to Okta User and add the Custom Attribute from the dropdown and click on Save Mappings -> Apply Updated Now.
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  • Go back to Mappings -> Okta User to <Your App Name>. Select Custom Attribute Name from the dropdown menu as shown in the below screenshot. Click on the Mapping arrow, select Apply Mapping on user create and update option. Click on Save Mappings -> Apply updates now.
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  • Once you map all those custom attributes you can get all those attributes while SSO. You can refer to the below screenshot for details.
  • okta sso testconfiguration-prm
  • Okta Scope and Endpoints.
  • Scope: openid email
    Authorize Endpoint: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/token
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://{yourdomain.okta}.com/login/signout?fromURI= <your url>

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for Okta app in the applications list, and select the Okta 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.
    • testconfiguration-okta-tab
    • You will see all the values returned by your OAuth Provider to WordPress in a table. If you don't see value for Email or Username, etc. make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • 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.
    • attribute-mapping-okta

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.
    • wp-oauth-client-plugin-sso-login-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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