OneLogin OAuth SSO Secure Access with WordPress


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Enable WordPress OneLogin OAuth SSO into WordPress with OneLogin by utilizing OneLogin as their OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Enable OneLogin SSO and utilize the WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect SSO plugin to securely visit your WordPress site. This will enable secure authentication for users and offer an additional layer of security. WordPress and OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) streamline users' secure access to OneLogin SSO onto their WordPress sites with a single set of login information. User-managed login credentials and the threat of phishing are eliminated when using WordPress in conjunction with OneLogin Identity Management. Additionally, you may set up the WP OAuth Client plugin to use a variety of IDPs, including Azure AD, Office 365, and other unique OAuth & OpenID providers. It provides extensive Single Sign-On (SSO) features like multi-tenant login, role mapping, and attribute mapping for user profiles. Here, we'll walk you through setting up Single Sign-On (SSO) between OneLogin and WordPress for protected access to WordPress. By the end of this tutorial, users ought to be able to access WordPress using OneLogin SSO, which improves security and the login procedure for users. Learn more about the additional functionality offered by the WP OAuth Single Sign-On (OAuth & OpenID Connect Client) plugin by clicking here.

Pre-requisites : 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 (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.


Steps to configure OneLogin OAuth SSO into WordPress

1. Setup OneLogin as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://app.onelogin.com/login and log into your Onelogin account.
  • Click on the Administration.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add-apps
  • You will be presented with following screen. Hover on Applications and then click on Applications.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Add-apps
  • Click on Add App Button.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - search-OIDC
  • You will be shown a search list. Search for “OIDC” (OpenID Connect) and click on the search result as shown below.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - search-OIDC
  • You will be shown a configuration screen. Fill the application name and other details as required, then click on Save.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - configure
  • 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.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
  • Go to SSO tab. There you will find the Client ID and Client Secret fields.Copy these credentials in MO OAuth/OpenID Connect Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - clientidsecret

    Step 1.1: Assign the users to OneLogin SSO Application:

    • Hover on the Users tab and click on the Users option from the menu.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
    • You will be shown the users list available on your onelogin platform. Select a user you want to give access to your application.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
    • Now for that user, go to the Applications tab from the left menu and click on blue + icon to add the application.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
    • Select the application from the drop down list for which you want to allow SSO for that user and click on Continue.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
    • Complete the configurations and click on the Save button.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl
    • The application will be listed in the user profile as shown in the image below and now this user can SSO into your WordPress site using his OneLogin credentials for this application.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - Enter-redirecturl

In order to enable user authentication and authorization for end users with OneLogin OAuth SSO into WordPress with a single set of credentials, you have successfully installed the OneLogin Identity Platform as an OAuth Provider. This solution guarantees enhanced user experience and security.

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client


  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add New Application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, here Onelogin
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Insert the Onelogin domain here and click Next.
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box, openid is already filled. Click Next.
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Onelogin OAuth login into your WordPress Site.

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.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - 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.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - test congifuration 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.
    • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute/role mapping

4. Role Mapping [Premium]

  • Click on “Test Configuration” and you will get the list of Attribute Names and Attribute Values that are sent by your OAuth provider.
  • From the Test Configuration window, map the Attribute Names in the Attribute Mapping section of the plugin. Refer to the screenshot for more details.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute mapping
  • Enable Role Mapping: To enable Role Mapping, you need to map Group Name Attribute. Select the attribute name from the list of attributes which returns the roles from your provider application.
    Eg:Role

  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration - role mapping
  • Assign WordPress role to the Provider role: Based on your provider application, you can allocate the WordPress role to your provider roles. It can be a student, teacher, administrator or any other depending on your application. Add the provider roles under Group Attribute Value and assign the required WordPress role in front of it under WordPress Role.

    For example, in the below image. Teacher has been assigned the role of Administrator & Student is assigned the role of Subscriber.
  • Secure Access with OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration - role mapping
  • Once you save the mapping, the provider role will be assigned the WordPress administrator role after SSO.
    Example: As per the given example, Users with role ‘teacher’ will be added as Administrator in WordPress and ‘student’ will be added as Subscriber.

5. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Onelogin login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    •  Onelogin  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Onelogin Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Onelogin SSO login button there. You can test the Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Onelogin Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
    • You will see an Onelogin SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Onelogin Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Onelogin Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

6. Scope & Endpoints

Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Onelogin in the plugin.

Client ID : Click Here
Client Secret : Click Here
Scope: openid
Authorize Endpoint: https://<site-url>.onelogin.com/oidc/auth
Access Token Endpoint: https://<site-url>.onelogin.com/oidc/token
Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://<api-domain>/api/1/users/:id/logout

With the help of our WP OAuth Single Sign-On (OAuth / OpenID Connect Client) plugin, you have successfully installed OneLogin SSO by setting up WordPress as an OAuth Client and OneLogin as an OAuth Provider. By securely logging onto your WordPress site utilizing OneLogin OAuth SSO login credentials, this solution guarantees that you are prepared to boost authentication and authorization for users within minutes. Utilizing the already established on-premises infrastructure, OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth Client improves cloud data security with user-managed passwords and enabling seamless, safe access to WordPress.

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