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Login with Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) using WordPress OAuth

Login with Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) using WordPress OAuth


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Set up Single Sign-On (SSO) on your WordPress website via Salesforce with the WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On plugin. Implementing Salesforce SSO allows users to log into your websites and applications with a single set of credentials using the Salesforce login credentials.

Salesforce acts as the OAuth Provider and WordPress acts as the OAuth Client. WordPress Salesforce Authentication provides smooth login between these two, removing the need to remember usernames and passwords.

The Salesforce OAuth WordPress plugin also provides advanced SSO features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping, and granting site access based on Salesforce badges. You can also protect your complete WordPress site behind SSO. Salesforce WordPress OAuth SSO plugin secure’s the user’s login process and improves user authentication authority. Follow the steps in the guide below to install this plugin.


Prerequisites: 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 Salesforce SSO (Single Sign-On) Login into WordPress

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 Single Sign-On (SSO) Create and Setup Salesforce App
  • Scroll down and click on the New button under Connected apps.
  •  Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO), 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 Single Sign-On (SSO), 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. Make sure that the same scopes are also added in miniOrange Oauth Client plugin and then scroll all the way to the bottom to click on Save.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO), 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 Single Sign-On (SSO), Get Consumer ID

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

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

You have successfully achieved WordPress Salesforce Integration by configuring Salesforce as OAuth Provider to implement secure Salesforce SSO login into WordPress site with Salesforce OAuth Authorization solution.


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client


  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • Salesforce  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Salesforce.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Configure App name & Domain found from the Salesforce SSO application. Click Next.
  • Salesforce AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box, openid profile email is already filled. Click Next.
  • Salesforce  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully achieved WordPress Salesforce Integration by configuring WordPress as OAuth Client to implement secure Salesforce SSO login into WordPress site with Salesforce OAuth Authorization solution.


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On (SSO) into WordPress using Salesforce SSO. We will be setting up user profile attributes for WordPress using the below settings
  • Finding user attributes

    • Go to Configure OAuth tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
    • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • 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.
    • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (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

  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (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.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration - role mapping
  • Once you save the mapping, the provider role will be assigned the WordPress administrator role after Salesforce SSO Login..
    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. Sign In Settings

  • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Salesforce SSO login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    •  Salesforce  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Salesforce  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Salesforce SSO login button there. You can test the Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Salesforce Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
    • You will see an Salesforce SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Salesforce  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

6: Scope & Endpoints

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

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

WordPress Salesforce OAuth SSO plugin should now be successfully configured with Salesforce as the OAuth Provider and WordPress as the OAuth Client. Salesforce SSO should fulfill all your needs with features like attribute mapping, role mapping, support for various OAuth grant types, etc.


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