Absorb LMS Single Sign On (SSO) with WordPress as IDP | Login into Absorb LMS using WordPress

Absorb LMS Single Sign On (SSO) with WordPress as IDP | Login into Absorb LMS using WordPress


Absorb LMS SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress as SAML IdP. Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) plugin gives you the ability to use your WordPress (WP) credentials to login into Absorb LMS (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Absorb LMS as SP (Service Provider) and WordPress as IdP (Identity Provider).

Note: Premium Version of WP SAML IDP Plugin is required to set up SSO with Absorb LMS.

Pre-requisites: Download And Installation

To integrate the WordPress site as an Identity Provider, you will need to install the miniOrange Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin:

Guide to set up SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) in Absorb LMS with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup Absorb LMS as SP (Service Provider)

  • 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.

  • Configure SAML SSO in Absorb LMS (SP) with WordPress - Absorb LMS Single Sign on
  • 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.
  • sso settings - Absorb LMS WordPress as SSO Login
  • 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.

  • sso settings - Absorb LMS WordPress as SSO Login
    Name Name of your Identity Provider
    Key The key is the x509 public certificate of the IDP Metadata,you can find this in IDP Metadata as Certificate .
    Mode Choose the principle request mode,either Service Provider Initiated orIdentity Provider Initiated.
    Id Property 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.
    Login URL 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.
    Assigned Routes 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.

miniorange img Instructions:

  • Open the WordPress site.
  • Install and activate the Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin on your WordPress site which is acting as Identity Provider.
  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab.
  • Enter the values corresponding to the information from Absorb LMS. Refer to the table below.

  • Service Provider Name Name of your Service Provider.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from Absorb LMS..
    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from Absorb LMS.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked

    enter sp info - Absorb LMS dPress as SSO Login
  • 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 .
  • Name User Meta Data
    FirstName first_name
    LastName last_name
    Username nickname
  • In the Custom Attributes section, enter the following information and click Save .
  • Name Custom Attribute Value
    ExternalDepartmentId MyAbsorbDepartment
     attribute mapping settings- - Absorb LMS dPress as SSO Login

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.
test configuration- - Absorb LMS dPress as SSO Login

If you were able to access Absorb, then your configuration is correct.

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Absorb LMS SAML Single Sign-On (Absorb LMS SSO Login) choosing Absorb LMS as SP and WordPress as IdP using miniOrange plugin-Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP). This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress (WP) site using Absorb LMS login credentials within minutes.

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