LearnUpon LMS Single Sign-On (SSO) / Login using WordPress as SAML IdP

LearnUpon LMS Single Sign-On (SSO) / Login using WordPress as SAML IdP


LearnUpon LMS is one of the world's fastest growing learning management systems. LearnUpon 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 LearnUpon LMS (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between LearnUpon 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 LearnUpon 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 LearnUpon LMS with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup LearnUpon LMS as SP (Service Provider)

  • Login to your LearnUpon LMS domain as an Account Administrator.
  • Navigate to Settings tab.
  • In Integrations select the Single Sign On-SAML.

  • LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Select General Settings.

  • LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Enter the values by referring to the table below.
  • Enable trigger Switch on the Enabled trigger.
    Version Select 2.0.
    Skip Conditions No.
    SAML Token POST param name Enter SAMLResponse.
    Name Identifier Format: Enter urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Identify Provider Location (IDP SSO Target URL) In the Identify Provider Location textbox, type the
    learnupon URL that indicates where the users are sent to if they   initiate the SSO from WordPress.
    Unauthorized URL Enter /users/sign_in
    Sign out URL Enter /users/sign_in
    Disable portal login page? If enabled user can copy and paste the value from
    WordPress
    Certificate Fingerprint 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.

    LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Click Save to complete the configuration.
  • Scroll down to the Certificate Finger Prints section.

  • LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Click Save to complete the configuration.
  • OPTIONAL: If you want to enable Just In Time (JIT) provisioning:
  • Go back to the Settings -> Integrations -> Single Sign On – SAML page..
  • Select User & Group Settings.
  • LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Enable Create Users if they do not exist in your portal.
  • First Name Identifier Format: Enter FirstName.
  • Last Name Identifier Format: Enter LastName..
  • Click Save to complete the configuration.
  • LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress

2. Configure WordPress (WP) as IdP (Identity Provider)

  • Go to WordPress IDP Plugin on the Dashboard and select Service Providers tab.
  • Enter the following information into the corresponding fields. Click on Save.

  • Service Provider Name LearnUpon.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from LearnUpon LMS.
    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from LearnUpon LMS.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked
    LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
  • Click on the Save button to save your configuration.

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 on Save .
  • Click on + sign to add attributes.

  • Name User Meta Data
    FirstName first_name
    LastName last_name
    LearnUpon LMS SSO login using Wordpress
    In LearnUpon LMS:
  • The following SAML attributes are supported.
  • Name User Meta Data
    FirstName user.firstName
    LastName user.lastName

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured LearnUpon LMS SAML Single Sign-On (LearnUpon LMS SSO Login) choosing LearnUpon 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 LearnUpon LMS login credentials within minutes.

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