OneLogin OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | OneLogin SSO Login

WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using OneLogin as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure plugin using different custom providers and standard IDPs. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between WordPress and OneLogin. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from OneLogin. 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 (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

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

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 Applications and then click on Applications.
  • onelogin-sso-Add-apps
  • You will be shown a search list. Search for “OIDC” (OpenID Connect) and click on the search result as shown below.
  • onelogin-sso-search-OIDC
  • You will be shown a configuration screen. Fill the application name and other details as required, then click on Save.
  • onelogin-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.
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  • 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.
  • onelogin-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.
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    • You will be shown the users list available on your onelogin platform. Select a user you want to give access to your application.
    • onelogin-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.
    • onelogin-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.
    • onelogin-sso-Enter-redirecturl
    • Complete the configurations and click on the Save button.
    • onelogin-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.
    • onelogin-sso-Enter-redirecturl

    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>
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://<api-domain>/api/1/users/:id/logout

You have successfully configured OneLogin as OAuth Provider for achieving OneLogin login into your WordPress Site.

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, you can also configure profile along with openid scope. That is enter openid profile in the scope field. .
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving OneLogin login into your WordPress Site.

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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin : 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : attribute/role mapping

Step 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.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin 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

  • wordpress oauth client plugin 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.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin 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.

Step 5: Login Settings / 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.
  • 1. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.7 and before :

    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • OAuth/OpenID OneLogin  Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting

    2. Sign in settings for wordpress 5.8 :

    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • OAuth/OpenID  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.

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured OneLogin Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring OneLogin as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client using our WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth / OpenID Connect Client ) plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress site using OneLogin login credentials within minutes.

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