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

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


WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into WordPress using Strava 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 Strava. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to WordPress from Strava. 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 Strava Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Strava as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, Click on https://developers.strava.com/ to login/register in your Strava account.
  • strava sso createmanage-app
  • Select Create & Manage Your App option to create a new App and fill all the required details, enter your WordPress site domain under the Authorization Callback Domain field.
  • strava sso create-app
  • Click on the Create button to save your configurations.
  • Upload an app icon by clicking on the + shown in the image(below).
  • strava sso App-icon
  • Click on the SAVE button to save your settings.
  • strava sso save-app-setting
  • You will now be redirected to a page where you will find your app's Client ID, Client Secret as well as your APP Token.
  • strava sso get-clientidsecret
  • Click on the show option next to your client secret and copy your Client Secret as well as Client ID and save then in your OAuth Client's configurations.

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • 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 Strava in the plugin.

  • Client ID : from the step 1 above
    Client Secret : from the step 1 above
    Scope: read read_all profile:read_all
    Authorize Endpoint: https://www.strava.com/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://www.strava.com/oauth/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://www.strava.com/api/v3/athlete
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Strava SSO save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Strava 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) Strava 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) Strava 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.
  • Strava 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

  • Strava 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.
  • Strava 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 Strava 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.
    • Strava Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID 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.
    • Strava Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Strava SSO login button there. You can test the Strava Single Sign-On (SSO) now.

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


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