Guide to configure Salesforce As An OAuth Server

Guide To Configure Salesforce As An OAuth Server



If you want users to login to your WordPress site using their Salesforce credentials, you can simply do it using our WP OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the Salesforce with WordPress plugin, you can allow users to SSO to your WordPress site using Salesforce. Similarly, you can map your WordPress roles based on your Salesforce 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 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) using Salesforce identity Provider, Create and Setup Salesforce App
  • Scroll down and click on the New button under Connected apps.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) using 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) using 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.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO)using 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).
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Get Consumer ID

    SalesForce Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: user repo
    Authorize Endpoint: https://login.salesforce.com/services/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://login.salesforce.com/services/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://login.salesforce.com/services/oauth2/userinfo

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.