WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) login using WP credentials

WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) login using WP credentials


Thinkific

Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress as IDP. Login using WordPress Users (WP as IDP) plugin gives you the ability to use your WordPress (WP) credentials to login into Thinkific (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Thinkific as SP (Service Provider) and WordPress as IDP

Pre-requisites: Download And Installation

To integrate the WordPress site as an Identity Provider, you will need to install the miniOrange Login using WordPress Users plugin:

add-wordpress sso download plugin
Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP )
By miniOrange

Single Sign-On (SSO) login with WordPress Users into any Service Provider like Tableau, Zoho, Zoom, Moodle, Canvas LMS, Absorb LMS, TalentLMS, etc.

 Tested with 6.0.2

Guide to set up JWT Single Sign-On (SSO) in Thinkific with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup Thinkific as SP (Service Provider)

  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
  • Here, you can find here the Identity Provider Metadata URL /XML Metadata or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, SAML Logout URL (Premium Feature), Certificate for SP configuration.
  • WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific WordPress SSO Login
  • In a new browser Window, Log in to your Thinkific account as Admin.
  • Navigate to the Home tab, select Settings from the left pane.
  • In the Settings section, click on Code & analytics and the click on API.
  • Copy the values of the API Key and Subdomain, keep the values handy as it will be required while configuring the WordPress as IDP.
  • WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific WordPress SSO Login

2. Configure WordPress (WP) as IdP (Identity Provider)

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab.
  • Click on the JWT tab and enter the values corresponding to the information from Thinkific.
  • Service Provider Name Thinkific
    App JWT Endpoint URL https://{Subdomain}.thinkific.com/api/sso/v2/sso/jwt
    Shared Secret Copy and paste the API Key from Thinkific.
    Hashing Algorithm sha256
    WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) | WP as IDP and Thinkific as sp
  • Click on the Save button to save your configuration.

3. Attribute Mapping (This is a premium feature)

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
  • In the User Attributes section, enter the following information and click on Save .
  • You can also add more attributes by clicking on + sign to add attributes.
  • Name User Meta Data
    first_name first_name
    last_name last_name
    email user_email
    WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific Single Sign on

4. Testing SSO

  • Navigate to the SSO Options in the plugin.
  • Under this tab, copy the SSO URL.
  • WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific Single Sign on - SSO URL
  • Navigate back to the Thinkific dashboard.
  • In the Home tab, click on DESIGN YOUR SITE and further choose Site pages option from the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Edit page option of the default Course Site Page.
  • WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific Single Sign on - Edit Page
  • Click on the Edit header option on the top of the page, a menu will appear on the left side of the page.
  • Navigate to the top of the page by clicking on the edit header option, a menu will appear on the left side of the page.
  • In the block section, click on the Add Link button.
  • Enter the following information and click on Save.
  • Text Enter the appropriate name for button
    Link Select a custom URL option from the Dropbox
    URL Paste the SSO URL from the plugin
    Open Link in Select the Same Window option
    WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific Single Sign on - Add block
  • Copy the default course page link using the Copy Page link option and open it in a new incognito window.
  • WordPress Thinkific Single Sign-On (SSO) - Thinkific Single Sign on - copy link
  • Click on the custom button created, and you will be redirected to the WordPress login page.
  • Enter your WordPress credentials, and you will be successfully logged in to Thinkific.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Thinkific Single Sign-On (Thinkific Login) choosing Thinkific as SP and WordPress as IDP using miniOrange plugin-Login using WordPress Users (WP as IDP). This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Thinkific Application using WordPress login credentials within minutes.

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