OneLogin Single Sign On SSO WordPress Step By Step Guide

OneLogin Single Sign On SSO WordPress Step By Step Guide

If you want users to login to your WordPress site using their OneLogin credentials, you can simply do it using our WP OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the OneLogin with WordPress plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your WordPress site using OneLogin. Similarly, you can map your WordPress roles based on your OneLogin attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Client plugin, you can click here.

You can download OAuth Client plugin using the following link.

Download And Installation

  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins and click on Add New.
  • Seach for a WordPress OAuth Single Sign On plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup OneLogin as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to and log into your Onelogin account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Hover on Apps and then click on Add Apps.
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  • You will be shown a search list. Search for “OIDC” (OpenID Connect) and click on the search result as shown below.
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  • You will be shown a configuration screen. Fill the application name and other details as required then click on Save.
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  • You will be redirected to the app details page. Go to Configuration tab and enter Redirect URI from MO OAuth/OpenID Connect Plugin and click on Save.
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  • Go to SSO tab. There you will find the Client ID and Client Secret fields.
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  • Copy these credentials in MO OAuth/OpenID Connect Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.
  • Make sure that you configure the Authorize Endpoint and ID Token Endpoint in the MO OAuth/OpenID Connect Plugin correctly. To do this, match the OneLogin Account URL with the one given in the plugin.
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    OneLogin Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://<site-url>
    Access Token Endpoint: https://<site-url>

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
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
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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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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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.
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    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

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