Salesforce Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using Salesforce

Salesforce Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using Salesforce



WordPress OAuth / OpenID connect Single Sign-On plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like Salesforce and other custom and standard providers. It supports advanced SSO features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping etc. 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 plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup Salesforce as OAuth Provider

  • Login to your SalesForce account.
  • Switch to the SalesForce Classic mode from profile menu, and then go to the Setup page.
  • From the left pane, under Build section go to Create > Apps.
  • Salesforce identity Provider, Create and Setup Salesforce App
  • Scroll down and click on the New button under Connected apps.
  •  Salesforce Identity Provider, Connected apps
  • You will be taken to the application settings page. Enter the required details such as Connected App Name, API Name and Contact Email.
  • Salesforce Identity Provider, New connected app
  • Check the Enable OAuth Settings checkbox under API(Enable OAuth Settings) section and you will be shown more options to configure.
  • Enter the Callback URL (copy it from the plugin), select the Scopes as required and save the settings.
  • Salesforce Identity Provider, Enable OAuth Settings
  • You will be taken to the Application Management page. Here, you will find Consumer key(Client ID) and Consumer Secret(Client Secret).
  • Salesforce Identity Provider, Get Consumer ID

    SalesForce Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: user repo
    Authorize Endpoint: {domain}/services/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: {domain}/services/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: {domain}/services/oauth2/userinfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout:[optional] https://<domain>.my.salesforce.com/services/auth/idp/oidc/logout

Note: Make sure you are adding the correct salesforce domain.

  1. For Salesforce application - replace {domain} in above endpoints with https://login.salesforce.com/
  2. For Salesforce community - replace the {domain} with your salesforce community domain.

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.

Additional Add-Ons And Plugin Integrations


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BuddyPress Integration

Allows to integrate user attribute information fetched from OAuth / OpenID Identity Providers (IDP) with the user's BuddyPress profile.

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Page and Post Restriction

Protects the pages/posts of your site with OAuth/OpenID Connect compliant IDP login page & restrict the access to the site based on the user roles.

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Login Form Add-On

Provides a Login form for OAuth/OpenID login instead of button. It relies on OAuth/OpenID sso plugin to have Password Grant configured.

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Media Restriction

miniOrange Media Restriction add-on restricts unauthorized users from accessing the media files on your WordPress site.

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Discord Role Mapping

Discord Role Mapping add-on helps you to get roles from your discord server and maps it to WordPress users while SSO.

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LearnDash Integrator

LearnDash Integration will map the SSO users to LearnDash groups as per the group attributes sent by your Identity Provider.

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Attribute Based Redirection

Attribute Based Redirection plugin can be used to restrict and redirect users to different URLs based on OAuth/OpenID attributes.

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SCIM User Provisioning

SCIM User Provisioning allows you to sync user's creation, updation and deletion from your IDP to WordPress site.

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SSO Session Management

SSO session management add-on manages the login session time of your users based on their WordPress roles.

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Membership Level based Login Redirection

This add-on allows to redirect users to custom pages based on their membership levels after Single Sign-On. Plugin Checks user’s membership level during every login, so any update on the membership level doesn’t affect redirection.

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SSO Login Audit

SSO Login Audit captures and tracks all the SSO users and generates reports.

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