Salesforce OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Salesforce SSO Login

Salesforce OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Salesforce SSO Login


Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) login for WordPress can be achieved using our WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. You can also configure this plugin using different custom providers and standard identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Salesforce SSO login for WordPress site by considering Salesforce as OAuth provider and WordPress as OAuth client. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) 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 and save the settings.
  • 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

You have successfully configured Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) as OAuth Provider for achieving Salesforce SSO login into your WordPress Site.

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.

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • To configure Salesforce SSO, 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.
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Salesforce in the plugin.

    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: user repo
    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
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Salesforce Single Sign-On (SSO) save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Salesforce SSO login into your WordPress Site.


3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On 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.
    • Salesforce Single Sign-On (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.
    • 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 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.

    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 Salesforce 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 Salesforce 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 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.

      You have successfully configured Salesforce Single Sign-On (Salesforce SSO Login ) by configuring Salesforce as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth client using OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On - SSO Login plugin. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress(WP) site using Salesforce SSO login credentials within minutes.


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