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



WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Ping federate 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 Ping Identity. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Ping Identity. 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 Ping Federate Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

Step 1: Setup Ping Federate as OAuth Provider

  • Login to your Ping Federate User Admin dashboard.
  • Click on the OAuth Server in the left navigation menu.
  • Under Clients, click on Create New.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient callback-URL
  • You have successfully completed your Ping Federate App OAuth Server side configurations.

  • Ping Federate Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    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

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

Step 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configure-endpoints
  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • Enter Scope value as openid.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient configure-endpoints

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Ping Federate 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.
    • 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient 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 Ping Federate 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 Ping Identity 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 Ping Identity Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Ping Federate SSO login button there. You can test the Ping Federate Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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

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