The Canvas LMS is the world's fastest growing learning management system. It is an open-sourced cloud-based application designed to empower both teachers and students by making an engaging learning environment available to them. Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin gives you the ability to use your WordPress credentials to log into Canvas LMS. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between, Canvas LMS as Service Provider and WordPress as an Identity Provider.
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:
You would need these to configure the Service provider(Canvas LMS).
|IDP Metadata URI||Enter the Metadata URL that points to the metadata document.|
|IDP Entity ID||Enter the IDP Entity value that you got from the previous step.|
|Log On URL||Enter the SAML Login URL that you got from the previous step.|
|Log Out URL||
Enter the SAML Logout URL(Premium feature) that you got from the
Follow the steps below to copy the Thumbprint of certificate:
1. Open the certificate that was downloaded earlier.
2. Go to Details and in the field column select Thumbprint.
3. Copy the Thumbprint that opens in the pane by pressing CTRL+C
(Right-Click wont work!).
4. Paste the Thumbprint in the Certificate Fingerprint.
Make sure that there are no spaces in between the Certificate Fingerprint.
Remove them manually.
from the dropdown list.
from the dropdown list.
Select the algorithm to use for signing Request messages sent to the IdP.
For now select Not Signed.
|Just In Time Provisioning||
If checked then it automatically create a user account in your Canvas LMS
if its the first time a user logs in with single sign-on (SSO).
|Service Provider Name||Name of your Service Provider.|
|SP Entity ID or Issuer||Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from Canvas LMS.|
|ACS URL||Copy and paste the ACS URL from Canvas LMS.|
|Name||User Meta Data|
If you were able to log into Canvas LMS, then your configuration is correct.
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