Ping Identity Single Sign-On SSO WordPress End To End Setup Guide | Ping Login



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



You can download OAuth Client plugin using the following link.


Download And Installation

  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins and click on Add New.
  • Seach for a WordPress OAuth Single Sign On plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

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.
  • Ping1
  • 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.
  • Ping2
  • 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.
  • Ping3
  • 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

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • openid is already filled but if it doesn't work then configure scope as User.Read and for fetching group info use scope is Directory.read.all.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : save settings

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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin : 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : test congifuration 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : attribute/role mapping

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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso: login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

Need Guidance?

Mail us on oauthsupport@xecurify.com for quick guidance(via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.