Step By Step Guide For WordPress Single Sign On (SSO) using ORCID

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

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Follow the Step-by-Step Guide to configure ORCID with WordPress :

  • First of all, go to and log into your ORCID account.
  • ORCID as 
  • Click Developer Tools at the top of your record.
  • ORCID as an Oauth tools
  • Click the "Register for the free ORCID public API" button
  • ORCID as an Oauth Note
  • Review and agree to the terms of service when prompted.
  • ORCID as an Oauth Review
  • After agreeing to the terms of service, you will be directed back to Developer Tools. Complete the form presented to register a new application.
  • ORCID as an Oauth New application
  • Click the Save icon at the bottom of the form to generate your API credentials.
  • ORCID as an Oauth Save
  • To view your API credentials, click Show Details.
  • ORCID as an Oauth Details
  • Your API credentials - Client ID and Client Secret - are shown just beneath your redirect URIs. Below your credentials are sample URLs and API calls with your credentials pre-filled.
  • ORCID as an Oauth pre-filled
    Scope: openid
    Authorize endpoint:
    Access Token endpoint:

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