Slack OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Slack SSO Login

Slack OAuth & OpenID connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Slack SSO Login


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WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Slack as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure plugin using different custom providers and standard IDPs. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between WordPress and Slack. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Slack. 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 Slack Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Slack as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://api.slack.com/apps and log into your Slack account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Create new App.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO create new app
  • Choose how you’d like to configure your app’s scopes and settings.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO create new app
  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Development Slack Workspace. Fill the form with appropriate information and click on Create App.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO create app
  • After creating the slack application, you will be brought to Application Management page. Scroll down to “App Credentials” section. Here you will find given Client ID and Client Secret for your slack application. Copy these credentials and keep it handy you will required it later to configure miniOrange OAuth Client Single Sign-On plugin.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO client id client secret
  • Go to OAuth & Permissions.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO oauth permission
  • Add Redirect URL: In slack application's Redirect URLs section, Click on Add New Redirect URL and enter the Redirect URLs which you will get from the miniOrange OAuth Client Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Click on Save URLs button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO redirect urls OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO redirect urls
  • Scroll down and go to the Scope section,click on Add an OAuth scope button.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO add scope
  • Select scope from dropdown list and Save Changes. These scopes must be same on the miniOrange OAuth Application Configuration page.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO add scope

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


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.
  • Wordpress  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Slack.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Slack in the plugin .

  • Client ID : from the step 1 above
    Client Secret : from the step 1 above
    Scope: users.profile:read
    Authorize Endpoint: https://slack.com/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://slack.com/api/oauth.access
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://slack.com/api/users.profile.get
  • Now, configure App Name, Authorization Endpoint, Token Endpoint, Userinfo Endpoint received from WordPress OAuth Server. Click Next.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as users.profile:read. Click Next.
  • Wordpress  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on the Finish button.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Slack Single Sign-On (SSO) 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) Slack SSO create new app 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.
    • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Slack SSO attribute/role mapping

4: 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 Slack 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.
    •  Slack  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login widget
    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • Slack Single Sign-on (SSO) - select miniorange oauth widget
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Slack SSO login button there. You can test the Slack Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
    • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
    • Slack Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login option
    • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
    • You will see an Slack SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Slack Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Slack Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button

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


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