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

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



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

1. Setup Twitch as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to Twitch Console and Login/Signup.
  • Go to https://dev.twitch.tv/console . Click on Applications ->Register Your Application .
  • Enter your Application name under the Name field.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress enter your application name
  • Enter the Redirect/Callback URI from miniOrange OAuth Client plugin/module under the OAuth Redirect URL field.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress enter redirected url-twitch-app
  • Select a Category.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress enter Category-for-twitch
  • Click on Create button.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress click-on-Create
  • Click on Manage.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress click-on-Manage
  • Click on New Secret button.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress new-Secret
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress ClientSecret
  • You have successfully completed your Twitch Oauth Server side configurations.

Step 1.1: Twitch Subscription Mapping Add-on [Optional]

    a) Steps to configure the addon with OAuth client:

  • Go to the Twitch Subscription Mapping Add-on and enter your Channel ID and click on Save Settings.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress enter your channel id
  • While configuring your OAuth application for Twitch, enter the scope as user_subscriptions. Once you save the settings, click on Test Configuration. You will get the subscription plan of the user in the subscription attribute as shown in the image below.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress test configuration

    b) Find your Channel ID

  • Go to https://www.twitch.tv/ and login to your channel account. In your profile section click on Settings.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress login to your channel account
  • In the settings window click on Channel and Videos. It will open your channel settings in the creator dashboard.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), click on Channel and Videos
  • Here you can see the Primary Stream Key section and click on show.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO),you can see the Primary Stream Key
  • Click on I Understand to reveal your stream key.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), click on understand button
  • Your stream key has the pattern live_<your channel id>_ <unique key>.
  • OAuth/OpenID/OIDC Single Sign On (SSO), key pattern
  • Once you get the stream key, copy the numerical channel id to save it in add-on.
  • NOTE - Channel ID doesn't change when you reset the Primary Stream Key. Resetting the stream key only changes the <unique key> value.

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret, Tenant ID 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 Twitch in the plugin.


    Client ID : from the step 9 above
    Client Secret : from the step 9 above
    Scope: user:read:email
    For more scopes click here.
    Authorize Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/userinfo
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress save settings

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Twitch 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.
    • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress 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.
    • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress 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.
    • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress 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.
  • Twitch 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

  • Twitch 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.
  • Twitch 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 Twitch 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.
    • Twitch 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.
    • Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress create-newclient login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Twitch SSO login button there. You can test the Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
In this Guide, you have successfully configured Twitch Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Twitch 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 Twitch login credentials within minutes.


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