Configure PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | PingFederate SSO Login

Configure PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | PingFederate SSO Login


Configure PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable user authentication by securely accessing your WordPress site using PingFederate OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their PingFederate OAuth identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) between WordPress and PingFederate for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress increasing user authentication authority with PingFederate SSO. 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 PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup PingFederate as OAuth Provider

  • Login to your PingFederate User Admin dashboard.
  • Click on the OAuth Server in the left navigation menu.
  • Under Clients, click on Create New.
  • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : create-newclient
  • Enter the Client ID, Name and Description. Select Client Secret in Client Authentication and click on Generate Secret. Take a note of your Client ID & Client Secret.
  • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : Enterclientid-name
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL from the plugin and enter it in Redirect URIs field and click on Add. Select the Authorization Code grant type and click on Save.
  • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : callback-URL
  • You have successfully completed your PingFederate OAuth Server side configurations.

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • After Plugin is activated, go to the plugin and search for PingFederate. Select PingFederate from the OAuth Providers list.
  • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : configure-endpoints
  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • Enter Scope value as openid.
  • PingFederate Client ID and Secret:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : configure-endpoints

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


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.
    • 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.
    • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : configuration-test-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.
    • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : 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.
    • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : 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

    • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : 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.
    • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : 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: Login Settings / Sign In Settings

    • The settings in PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a PingFederate SSO 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.
      • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : 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.
      • PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) login : login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the PingFederate SSO login button there. You can test the PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

      6: Scope & Endpoints

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

      Scope: openid
      Authorize Endpoint: https://{your-base-url}/as/authorization.oauth2
      Access Token Endpoint: https://{your-base-url}/as/token.oauth2
      Get User Info Endpoint: https://{your-base-url}/idp/userinfo.oauth2

      In this Guide, you have successfully configured PingFederate Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring ,b>PingFederate 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 increase user authentication authority by securely login to your WordPress site using PingFederate SSO login credentials within minutes.


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