WordPress WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO)| WHMCS WordPress Integration

WordPress WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO)| WHMCS WordPress Integration


WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin to set up WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO). Using WHMCS as an OAuth and OpenID Connect provider, enable safe login into WordPress sites. WordPress WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) which allows your users to log in and access your WordPress site by using their WHMCS identity provider. You can also use various IDPs, such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other bespoke providers, to configure the plugin. It has powerful Single Sign-On (SSO) features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping, and multi-tenant login, among others. We'll go over how to set up WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication in this guide. Users should be able to secure login to WordPress and access the site with WHMCS SSO by the end of this guide. Click here to learn more about the other capabilities included in the WP OAuth Single Sign-On (OAuth & OpenID Connect Client) plugin.

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 WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup WHMCS as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to your WHMCS domain and log into your WHMCS Administrator account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Go to Setup OpenID Connect on the navigation bar on top.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Configure OpenID Connect in WHMCS
  • Click on Generate New Client API Credentials button.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Create new Client Credentials
  • You will be redirected to the app details page. Fill in the required details and enter Authorized Redirect URIs from miniOrange OAuth/OpenID Connect Plugin and click on Generate Credentials.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Configure New Client
  • You will be brought to App details page. Here, you can find Client ID and Client Secret.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Check your client configuration
  • Copy these credentials in MO OAuth Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.

You have successfully configured WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) as an OAuth Provider on your WordPress site, allowing users to securely access their digital resources using a single set of login credentials and achieving user authentication using WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) login. .


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

  • App Name WHMCS
    Authorize Endpoint: https://{yourWHMCSdomain}/oauth/authorize.php
    Access Token Endpoint: https://{yourWHMCSdomain}/oauth/token.php
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://{yourWHMCSdomain}/oauth/userinfo.php
    WHMCS AD Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add App name, TenantID
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret is shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as openid profile email. Click Next.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Verify the configuration details and click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • WHMCS SSO with WHMCS WordPress - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as an OAuth Client, allowing users to securely access their digital resources using a single set of login credentials and attaining user authentication with WHMCS 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.
    • WHMCS Single Sign-On (SSO) -  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.
    • 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.
    • WHMCS Single Sign-On (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.
    • WHMCS 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

    • WHMCS 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.
    • WHMCS 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. Sign In Settings

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

You have successfully configured WHMCS Single Sign On Integration with WordPress OAuth Plugin using WHMCS as OAuth Provider and WordPress as OAuth Client in this guide. By integrating Single Sign-On (SSO) with WHMCS SSO Login, this solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress site using WHMCS login credentials within minutes.


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