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

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


WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using ORY Hydra as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. 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 ORY Hydra. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from ORY Hydra. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click 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 ORY Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup ORY Hydra as OAuth Provider

  • Go to the developer account of ORY Hydra and signup/login.
  • Create the Application.
  • Enter the Redirect URL which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. click on Save Button.
  • You will get the client credentials, Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it under the Client ID and Client Secret in your WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) Plugin Configuration.

You have successfully configured ORY Hydra as OAuth Provider for achieving ORY Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.

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.
  • ORY Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Custom OpenID Connect App..
  • ORY Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration. Click Next.
  • ORY Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints in the plugin.
  • Scope openid
    Authorization Endpoint https://<your-hydra.domain>/oauth2/auth
    Access Token Endpoint https://<your-hydra.domain>/oauth2/token
    Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret is shown in the setup dialogue box, enter scope value as openid . Click Next.
  • Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) login into your WordPress Site.


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On into WordPress using Ory Hydra SSO. We will be setting up user profile attributes for WordPress using the 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.
    • Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration
    • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, go to Attribute / Role Mapping tab, select attributes from Username dropdown and click on Save.
    • Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute/role mapping

4. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Ory Hydra 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.
    • Ory Hydra 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.
    • Ory Hydra Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Ory Hydra SSO login button there. You can test the Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Ory Hydra 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 Ory Hydra SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Ory Hydra Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Ory Hydra Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Ory Hydra 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 Outseta login credentials within minutes.

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