Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth and OpenID connect | Shell SSO Login

Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth and OpenID connect | Shell SSO Login


Configure Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Shell as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Shell identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Shell SSO. 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 Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Shell as OAuth Provider


    • Go to developer account of Shell and sign up/login.
    • From Configure OAuth tab in OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin, collect Redirect/Callback URL and enter it into your Shell Application
    • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin Configuration.

    You have successfully configured Shell as OAuth Provider for achieving Shell SSO login into your WordPress Site.


    2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

    • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin and search for Custom OpenID in the applications list, and select Custom OpenID Connect App .
    • Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) Select app
    • Now, configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret received from Shell.
    • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Shell in the plugin.
      Client ID : from the Shell application configured
      Client Secret : from the Shell application configured
      Scope:  openid
      Authorize Endpoint: https://<Shell-app-domain>/as/authorization.oauth2
      Access Token Endpoint: https://<Shell-app-domain>/as/token.oauth2
    • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
    • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),Shell SSO Login Save settings

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


    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.
      • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),shell SSO Login 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.
      • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign-On (SSO),shell SSO Login configuration-test-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.
      • OAuth/OpenID shell Single Sign On SSO WordPress create-newclient 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin 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

    • wordpress oauth client plugin 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.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin 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 Shell 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.
      • Shell 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.
      • Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Shell SSO login button there. You can test the Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Shell Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Shell as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client using our WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress site using Shell SSO login credentials within minutes.


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