Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | Windows Live SSO

Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) WordPress OAuth | Windows Live SSO


Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Microsoft Windows Live as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Windows Live. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure B2C, 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 Single Sign-On (SSO) between WordPress and Windows Live for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Windows Live 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 Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Windows Live as OAuth Provider

  • Sign in to Azure portal.
  • Select Azure Active Directory.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - Login
  • In the left-hand navigation pane, click the App registrations service, and click New registration.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - App-Registration
  • When the Create page appears, enter your application's registration information.(Refer to the below table)
    • Name : Name of your application.
      Application type :
      1. Select "Web app / API" for client applications and resource/API applications that are installed on a secure server. This setting is used for OAuth confidential web clients and public user-agent-based clients. The same application can also expose both a client and resource/API.
      Redirect URI :
      1. For "Web app / API" applications, provide the base URL of your app. eg, https://<domain-name> might be the URL for a web app running on your local machine. Users would use this URL to sign in to a web client application.
  • Make sure the "Grant admin consent to openid and offline_access permissions" option is enabled. When finished, click Register.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - Overview
  • Azure AD assigns a unique Application ID to your application. The Application ID is your Client ID and the Directory ID is your Tenant ID, keep these values handy as you will need them to configure the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - Overview
  • Go to Certificates and Secrets from the left navigaton panel and click on New Client Secret. Enter description and expiration time and click on ADD option.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - secret-Key
  • Copy the secret key "value" and keep the value handy it will be required later to configure Client Secret under the miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - Secret-Key-2

You have successfully configured Windows Live as OAuth Provider for achieving user authentication with Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) login into your WordPress Site.

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.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - add application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Windows Live.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - choose Windows Live app
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in SecureAuth Configuration. Click Next.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - cope the callback url
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the endpoints for Windows Live in the plugin.

    Client ID : from the Windows Live SSO application configured
    Client Secret : from the Windows Live SSO application configured
    Scopes openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://login.live.com/oauth20_authorize.srf
    Access Token Endpoint: https://login.live.com/oauth20_token.srf
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO endpoints save settings
  • Enter the Client Credentials like Client ID & Client Secret in the setup dialogue box. Enter the scope value as openid. Click Next.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - SSO client credentials
  • Click on Finish to save the configuration.
  • Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) - save configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving Windows Live Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication.


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.
    • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - OAuth Test Configuration
    • 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.
    • Windows Live Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress Attribute Mapping

4. Sign In Settings

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

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


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