Skolon OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) In WordPress | Skolon SSO Login

Skolon OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) In WordPress | Skolon SSO Login


Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Skolon as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Skolon 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 Skolon 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 Skolon 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 Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Skolon as OAuth Provider

  • Go to the developer account of Skolon and signup/login.
  • Click on Add Application to create a new application.
  • Enter the app name and click on Save Button.
  • Go to the OAuth tab in the left section and enter the Redirect URL which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. click on Save Button.
  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret and save it under the Client ID and Client Secret in your WordPress OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) Plugin Configuration

You have successfully configured Skolon as OAuth Provider for achieving Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.

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.
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - Skolon as OAuth Provider
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Custom OAuth 2.0 App.
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - Skolon as OAuth Provider
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in Skolon Configuration. Click Next.
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - Skolon as OAuth Provider
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the endpoints for Skolon in the plugin.

    Client ID : from the Skolon SSO application configured
    Client Secret : from the Skolon SSO application configured
    Scopes authenticatedUser.profile.read
    Authorize Endpoint: https://idp.skolon.com/oauth/auth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://idp.skolon.com/oauth/access_token
    Userinfo Endpoint: https://api.skolon.com/v2/partner/user?limit=200
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO endpoints save settings
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret in the setup dialogue box. Enter the scope value as authenticatedUser.profile.read. Click Next.
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO endpoints save settings
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO endpoints save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.

3. User Attribute Mapping

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully Single Sign-On into WordPress using Skolon 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.
    • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - test configuration
    • 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, select attributes from Username dropdown and click on Save.
    • Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) - attribute/role mapping

    4. Sign In Settings

    • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Skolon 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.
      • Skolon 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.
      • Skolon Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Skolon SSO login button there. You can test the Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • Skolon 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 Skolon SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • Skolon Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Skolon Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Skolon 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 Skolon login credentials within minutes.

    Additional Resources


    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.

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