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

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



Configure Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Wild Apricot as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Wild Apricot identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Wild Apricot SSO. 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 Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Wild Apricot as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, Login/ Signup in Wild Apricot account https://www.wildapricot.com/
  • Login using Admin credentials.
  • Under the Settings tab, click on the Authorize application option to continue.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress click-on-integration
  • Click on Authorized Applications as shown in below image.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress Click-on-Authorized-Applications
  • From the list available select Server Application and click on continue.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress server-application
  • Enter Application name and then click on generate client secret.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WrdPress save-setting
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin/Module. (under client id and client secret field respectively).
  • Now, scroll down and enter the redirect url which you will get from the OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress apicot-account
  • Now click on save button above.
  • To collect your account Id, click on the Account tab as shown in below image. Copy your account Id under Account # field to enter it into User Info Endpoint in your miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin/Module.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress apicot-account

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


2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • After Plugin is activated, go to the plugin and search for Wild Apricot. Select Wild Apricot from the OAuth Providers list.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress apicot-account
  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • Enter the scope as auto.
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Wild Apricot in the plugin.


    Client ID : from the step 3 above
    Client Secret : from the step 3 above
    Scope: auto
    Authorize Endpoint: https://<your_account_url>/sys/login/OAuthLogin
    Ex your_account_url is the url <organization_name.wildapricot.org>
    Access Token Endpoint: https://oauth.wildapricot.org/auth/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.wildapricot.org/v2.1/accounts/<account_id>/contacts/me
    Group User Info Endpoint: https://api.wildapricot.org/publicview/v1/accounts/<account_id>/contacts/<contact_id>
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • Wild Apricot Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID WordPress configure-endpoints

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Wild Apricot 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.
    • Wild Apricot 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.
    • Wild Apricot 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.
    • Wild Apricot 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.
  • Wild Apricot 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

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


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