WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using ORCID 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 ORCID.
By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from ORCID.
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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 ORCID Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress
Step 1: Setup ORCID as OAuth Provider
- First of all, go to https://orcid.org/signin and log into your ORCID account.
- Click Developer Tools at the top of your record.
- Click the "Register for the free ORCID public API" button
- Review and agree to the terms of service when prompted.
- After agreeing to the terms of service, you will be directed back to Developer Tools. Complete the form presented to register a new application.
- Click the Save icon at the bottom of the form to generate your API credentials.
- To view your API credentials, click Show 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.
|Access Token endpoint:
|Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional]
You have successfully configured ORCID
as OAuth Provider for achieving ORCID login into your WordPress Site.
Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client
- Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the Plugin and search for ORCID in the applications list, and select ORCID.
- Then, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret and Domain.
- Enter Scope value as openid.
- Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving ORCID 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.
In this Guide, you have successfully configured ORCID Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring ORCID 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 ORCID login credentials within minutes.
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