FreshDesk Single Sign-On (SSO) for WordPress(WP) Users | FreshDesk WP SSO Login

FreshDesk Single Sign-On (SSO) for WordPress(WP) Users | FreshDesk WP SSO Login


FreshDesk

Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) Plugin enables Single Sign-On (SSO) login into FreshDesk using WordPress Login credentials. In this guide we will set up FreshDesk SSO login for WordPress (WP) users by configuring FreshDesk as Service Provider (SP) and WordPress as the Identity Provider (IDP).

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:

add-wordpress sso download plugin
Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP )
By miniOrange

Single Sign-On (SSO) login with WordPress Users into any Service Provider like Tableau, Zoho, Zoom, Moodle, Canvas LMS, Absorb LMS, TalentLMS, etc.

 Tested with 6.0.2

Guide to configure FreshDesk SSO Login for WordPress(WP) users:

1. Configure FreshDesk as the Service Provider

  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
  • Here, you can find the Identity Provider Metadata URL /XML File or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, SAML Logout URL (Premium Feature), Certificate for SP configuration.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - WordPress IDP Metadata
  • Login into your Freshdesk site as an admin.

Step-by-step video to setup WP SSO Login for FreshDesk Agents & Employees

  • Navigate to the Security icon in the sidebar and select Agents & Employees tab.
  • Click on Default Login Methods.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Select Default Login Method
  • Enable SSO Login.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Enable SSO
  • To configure SSO choose SAML under IdP of your choice tab.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Choose IDP
  • Download the Metadata File / Copy the Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL and Service Provider (SP) Entity ID this will be required to configure the Identity Provider.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Download Metdata file from IDP Plugin
miniorange img Map information from IdP
  • Enter the following information from the IDP Metadata tab of the plugin.
  • Entity ID You can find this in IDP Metadata as SP-EntityID.
    SAML SSO URL You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Login URL.
    Signing Option You can select various signing options from the dropdown list.
    For now select Only Signed Assertions .
    Logout URL (optional) You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Logout URL.
    Security Certificate You can find this in IDP Metadata as Certificate .
    FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Configure SP by entering the IDP data
  • Click on Configure SSO.

You have successfully configured Agent & Employees SSO for your Service Provider.

2. Configure WordPress as the Identity Provider

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab and enter the values corresponding to the information from Freshdesk.
  • Service Provider Name Freshdesk
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and Paste the SP Entity-ID from the Service Provider
    ACS URL Copy and Paste the ACS URL from the Service Provider
    NameID Format Unspecified
    Assertion Signed Checked
    FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Configure WordPress as IDP
  • Click on the Save button to save your configuration.

3. Attribute Mapping (This is a Premium feature)

  • FreshDesk expects the SAML claims (information of a user at the time of SAML assertion) to be in the following format to update the profile.
  • FreshDesk Profile Attribute Expected SAML Claim format
    First Name "givenname", "FirstName", "User.FirstName", "username",
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname"
    Last Name "surname", "LastName", "User.LastName",
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/surname"
    Work Number "phone"
    Mobile Number "mobile"
    Company Name "company", "organization"
    Job title "title", "job_title"
miniorange img In WordPress
  • 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
  • In the Custom Attributes section, you can enter custom attributes and click Save.
  • Name Custom Attribute Value
    company eg. xyz.inc
    FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Attribute mapping

4. Testing SSO

  • In the FreshDesk, click logout to verify the SAML configuration.
  • On the login page, you will notice a new option to login called Sign in with SSO.

  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Testing SSO
  • On Clicking the button you would be redirected to the WordPress Login Screen. Enter valid credentials and click on Log in button.
  • FreshDesk SSO login for WP users - Testing SSO
Note: Please check if the user is assigned to your oraganisation.
  • If the user is not assigned to the organisation please follow the below step.
  • Navigate to the Users icon in the sidebar and click on Add User to assign access to the user for your organisation.

If you are able to successfully complete the authentication and log into Freshworks your configuration is successfully complete.

In this Guide, you have successfully integrated FreshDesk SSO via the Login using WordPress Users (WP as SAML IDP) plugin by configuring FreshDesk 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 FreshDesk using WordPress login credentials.

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