Steps to configure Absorb LMS Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress(WP)
1. Setup Absorb LMS as SP (Service Provider) for WordPress SSO login
Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
Here, you can find 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.
Log into the Absorb Admin Portal as a System Admin and navigate to Portal Settings.
From Portal Settings, there is a button in the right-side context menu labeled Manage SSO Settings .
If you can't see this button, please contact your Absorb Client Success Manager to enable this feature.
Once you have clicked the button, you will be brought to the Manage Single Sign-On Settings page. Any existing configurations will appear here, as well as the option to Add a new one.
Name of your Identity Provider
The key is the x509 public certificate of the IDP Metadata,you can find this in IDP Metadata as Certificate .
Choose the principle request mode,either Service Provider Initiated orIdentity Provider Initiated.
A unique identifier field chosen in the Absorb LMS to be used as the identifying NameID through the SAML assertion.Select Email Address from the drop-down.
This is the URL where Absorb redirects users if they navigate directly to the Portal URL without an active session.You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Login URL
Logout URL (optional)
This is the URL where Absorb redirects users when they log out of the Absorb system.You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Logout URL
Automatically Redirect (optional)
When turned on, redirects all users who navigate directly to the Portal URL to the Login URL.Note: For the SP Initiated Mode this setting is always enabled.
This field allows you to search for and select any existing routes to assign.Assign which routes in your portal you would like to associate with this SSO configuration.
2. Configure WordPress (WP) as IdP (Identity Provider)
You would need following credentials from Absorb LMS.
Entity ID : e.g. "https://company.myabsorb.com".
ACS URL : Your Acs Url would be different based on the version of learner interface you are using Absorb : e.g. "https://company.myabsorb.com/account/saml". Absorb - Learner Experience : e.g. "https://company.myabsorb.com/api/rest/v2/authentication/saml".
Note : Please ensure you replace "company.myabsorb.com" with your Portal URL. The Portal URL is where your Absorb LMS is hosted. e.g. https://companyname.myabsorb.com or https://some.custom.url.
Click on the Save button to save your configurations.
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 Save .
User Meta Data
In the Custom Attributes section, enter the following information and click Save .
Custom Attribute Value
4. Testing SSO
Open your WordPress site in an incognito window.
Go to the Wordpress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Providers tab. Here, you can find a list of configured Service Providers.
Click on Test Configuration.
If you were able to access Absorb, then your configuration is correct.
In this Guide, you have successfully integrated Absorb LMS SSO via the Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) plugin by configuring Absorb LMS as SP and WordPress as IDP. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access with SAML 2.0 Authentication into Absorb LMS using WordPress login credentials.
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