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Office 365 WordPress Single Sign-On login | WP O365 SSO

Office 365 WordPress Single Sign-On login | WP O365 SSO


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Office 365 WordPress SSO / Azure AD Wordpress SSO (SAML Single Sign-On) login [SAML SSO] can be achieved by using our WordPress SAML SP Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Our WordPress Office 365 SSO solution will make WordPress SAML 2.0 compliant Service Provider, establishing trust between the WordPress site and Office 365 to securely authenticate and login users to the WordPress site. Our Office 365 WordPress SSO solution helps to secure WordPress sites behind the SSO login so that users are authenticated using their Office 365 / Azure AD credentials. Seamless support for advanced SSO features like Attribute & Group Mapping, Synchronize WordPress user’s details with Office 365, Populate Employee information from Office 365 to WordPress, Intranet SSO / Internet SSO, Mapping the profile picture from Office 365 / Azure AD to your WordPress avatar, etc.

Here, we will go through a guide to configure Office 365 WordPress Single Sign On (SSO) login between WordPress site and Office 365 / Azure AD by considering Office 365 / Azure A as IdP (Identity Provider) and WordPress as SP (Service Provider). Our WordPress Office 365 SSO solution provides Unlimited user authentications from Office 365 / Azure AD. To know more about other features we provide in WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

To configure WordPress Office 365 SSO (Single Sign-On) with Office 365 / Azure AD as IdP and WordPress as SP, you need to install the WordPress SAML SSO plugin

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Steps to configure WordPress Office 365 Single Sign-On (SSO) Login

1. Setup Office 365 as IdP (Identity Provider) for WordPress SSO integration

Follow the steps below to configure Office 365 as IdP for WordPress

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  • In the WordPress SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure Office 365 as the Identity Provider.
  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | SAML Metadata

  • Log in to Azure AD Portal as admin
  • Select Azure Active Directory.
  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | Select active-directory
  • Select App registrations.
  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | Select app registrations
  • Click on New registration.
  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | click on New registrations
  • Assign a Name and choose the account type.
  • In the Redirect URL field, provide the ACS URL provided in Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin and click on Register button.
  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | click on Register button
  • Navigate to Expose an API from left menu panel.
  • Click the Set button and replace the APPLICATION ID URL with the plugin's SP Entity ID.


  • NOTE: Please ensure that the SP Entity ID value from the Service Provider Metadata tab doesn't have a trailing slash('/'). If SP Entity ID has a trailing slash then update it by removing the trailing slash from the SP EntityID / Issuer field under the Service Provider Metadata tab of the plugin, enter the updated value at Azure and click on the Save button.


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  • Go back to Azure Active DirectoryApp Registrations window and click on Endpoints.

  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login | click on endpoints
  • This will navigate up to a window with multiple URLs.
  • Copy the Federation Metadata document URL to get the Endpoints required for configuring your Service Provider.

  • WordPress Office 365 SSO login |copy federation metadata
  • You have successfully configured Office 365 as SAML IdP ( Identity Provider) for achieving Office 365 SSO login into your WordPress (WP) Site.

2. Configuring WordPress as SP (Service Provider)


In the WordPress SAML SSO plugin, go to the Service Provider Setup tab of the plugin. There are two ways to configure the WordPress SSO plugin:

A. By uploading IDP metadata:

  • Click on Upload IDP metadata button.
  • Enter the Identity Provider Name
  • You can either upload a metadata file and click on Upload button or use a metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-upload metadata

B.Manual Configuration:

  • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) as provided by your Identity Provider and click on the Save button.

Step 3: Attribute Mapping

  • In the free plugin, only NameID is supported for Email and Username attributes of the WordPress user.
  • When a user performs SSO, the NameID value sent by the IDP will get mapped to the email and username of the WordPress user.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-attribute mapping

Step 4: Role Mapping

  • In the free plugin, you can choose a Default Role which will be assigned to all the non-admin users when they perform SSO.
  • Go to Attribute/Role mapping tab and navigate to Role Mapping section.
  • Select the Default Role and click on the Update button.
  • wWordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-role mapping

Step 5: SSO settings

  • In the free plugin you can add a Single Sign-On button by enabling Add a Single Sign-On button on the WordPress Login Page toggle in Option 1.
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  • If your WordPress theme supports login widget, you can add a login widget to enable SP-Initiated SSO on your site.
  • Navigate to Redirection and SSO links tab and follow the given steps given under Option 2: Use a Widget to add a login widget on your site.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-sso setting

In the WordPress SAML SSO plugin, go to the Service Provider Setup tab of the plugin. There are two ways to configure the WordPress SSO plugin:

A. By uploading IDP metadata:

  • Click on Upload IDP metadata button.
  • Enter the Identity Provider Name
  • You can either upload a metadata file and click on Upload button or use a metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.

B.Manual Configuration:

  • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) as provided by your Identity Provider and click on the Save button.

Step 3: Attribute Mapping

  • Attribute Mapping feature allows you to map the user attributes sent by the IDP during SSO to the user attributes at WordPress.
  • In WordPress SAML plugin, go to Attribute/Role Mapping tab and fill up the following fields in Attribute Mapping section.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-attribute mapping

    NOTE: If you click on Test Configuration button in Service Provider Setup tab and authenticate with your IDP, you can see a list of attributes sent by the IDP in the Attribute/Role mapping tab. This information can be used to provide the above mapping.

Step 4: Role Mapping

    In the standard plugin, you can choose a default role which will be assigned to all the non-admin users when they perform SSO.

  • Go to Attribute/Role mapping tab and navigate to Role Mapping section.
  • Select the Default Role and click on the Save button.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-role mapping

Step 5: SSO settings

    In the Standard plugin you can enable SP-initiated SSO using the following options.

  • Auto-Redirection from site: If this option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access your site will get redirected to the IDP login page and after successful authentication, they will be redirected back to the same page on your site which they were trying to access.
  • Steps:

    • Go to Redirection and SSO Links tab of the plugin and navigate to Option 1: Auto - Redirection from site.
    • Enable Redirect to IdP if user not logged in [PROTECT COMPLETE SITE]option.
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  • Auto-Redirection from WordPress Login: If this option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access the default WordPress login page will get redirected to the IDP login page for authentication. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to the WordPress site.
  • Steps:

    • Go to Redirection and SSO Links tab of the plugin and navigate to Option 2: Auto- Redirection from WordPress Login.
    • Enable Redirect to IdP from WordPress Login Page option.
    • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-optin 2

      NOTE: Please enable the Backdoor login and note down the backdoor URL. This will allow you to access the WordPress login page in case you get locked out of the IDP.



  • SSO Links: You can add SSO links anywhere on your site using the Shortcode and Widget provided in Redirection and SSO Links tab > Option 3: SSO Links section of the plugin
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In the WordPress SAML SSO plugin, go to the Service Provider Setup tab of the plugin. There are two ways to configure the WordPress SSO plugin:

A. By uploading IDP metadata:

  • Click on Upload IDP metadata button.
  • Enter the Identity Provider Name
  • You can either upload a metadata file and click on Upload button or use a metadata URL and click on Fetch Metadata.
  • In the Premium plugin, you can enable auto-sync for the metadata URL which will auto-update the plugin configuration as per the IDP metadata after a set interval of time
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-enableauto scan

B.Manual Configuration:

  • Provide the required settings (i.e. Identity Provider Name, IdP Entity ID or Issuer, SAML Login URL, X.509 Certificate) as provided by your Identity Provider and click on the Save button.
  • In the Premium Plugin, you can provide the SAML Logout URL to achieve Single Logout on your WordPress site.

Step 3: Attribute Mapping

  • Attribute Mapping feature allows you to map the user attributes sent by the IDP during SSO to the user attributes at WordPress.
  • In WordPress SAML plugin, go to Attribute/Role Mapping tab and fill up the following fields in Attribute Mapping section.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-attribute mapping
  • Custom Attribute Mapping: This feature allows you to map any attribute sent by the IDP to the usermeta table of WordPress.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-attribute mapping

Step 4: Role Mapping

    This feature allows you to assign and manage roles of the users when they perform SSO. Along with the default WordPress roles, this is compatible with any custom roles as well.

  • From the Attribute Mapping section of the plugin, provide a mapping for the field named Group/Role. This attribute will contain the role related information sent by the IDP and will be used for Role Mapping.
  • Navigate to role mapping section and provide the mappings for the highlighted roles.
  • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-role mapping
  • For example, If you want a user whose Group/Role attribute value is wp-editor to be assigned as an Editor in WordPress, just provide the mapping as wp-editor in the Editor field of Role Mapping section.

Step 5: SSO Settings

    In the Premium plugin you can enable SP-initiated SSO using the following options.

  • Auto-Redirection from site: If this option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access your site will get redirected to the IDP login page and after successful authentication they will be redirected back to the same page on your site which they were trying to access.
  • Steps:

    • Go to Redirection and SSO Links tab of the plugin and navigate to Option 1 : Auto-Redirection from site.
    • Enable Redirect to IdP if user not logged in [PROTECT COMPLETE SITE] option.
    • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-optin 1

  • Auto-Redirection from WordPress Login: If this option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access the default WordPress login page will get redirected to the IDP login page for authentication. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to the WordPress site.
  • Steps:

    • Go to Redirection and SSO Links tab of the plugin and navigate to Option 2: Auto- Redirection from WordPress Login.
    • Enable Redirect to IdP from WordPress Login Page option.
    • WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login-optin 2

      NOTE: Please enable the Backdoor login and note down the backdoor URL. This will allow you to access the WordPress login page in case you get locked out of the IDP login.

  • Login Button: You can add a customized login button anywhere on your site or WordPress login page by navigating to Option 3: Login Button section of Redirection and SSO Links tab.
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  • SSO Links: You can add SSO links anywhere on your site using the Shortcode and Widget provided in Option 4: SSO Links section of Redirection and SSO Links tab.
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In this Guide, you have successfully configured WordPress Office 365 Single Sign-On [SAML] (Office 365 WP SSO Login) choosing Office 365 as IDP (Identity Provider) and WordPress as SP (Service Provider) by using WordPress SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) Login plugin. WP Office 365 Single Sign On solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress(WP) site using Office 365 login credentials within minutes.


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