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


Panopto is a software company that provides lecture recording, screencasting, video streaming, and video content management software, which is often used in E-learning environments.

Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin gives you the ability to use your WordPress credentials to log into Panopto. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Panopto as Service Provider and WordPress as an Identity Provider.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Panopto Single Sign On (SSO)

Step 1: Download and Setup the plugin

  • Login to WordPress using Administrator account.
  • Download / Install this plugin - Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) and activate it. You will see WordPress IDP in your WordPress menu bar in the Dashboard.

  • Click on the WordPress IDP option in the menu bar, and select IDP Metadata tab.

  • plugin setup ponapto as sp

Step 2:Configure Panopto as Service Provider

  • Open a new browser tab or window, Log in to your Panopto Server as Account Administrator.
  • Once logged in, expand the System menu and click Identity Providers.

  • admin view panopto as sp

  • Click the Add Provider link.

  • Select SAML20.From here you can either upload your IDP's metadata file or manually enter the settings for your SAML provider and click Save when complete.

  • Enter the information into the corresponding fields.

  • Provider Type SAML20
    Instance Name Enter name of your WordPress Site.
    Friendly Description This can be anything you'd like; it is just describing your provider. This is how the IDP will be displayed in the sign-in dropdown..
    Bounce Page URL Copy and paste the SAML Login URL.
    Panopto Entity ID https://<panoptoserverURL>/Panopto/Pages/Auth/Login.aspx
    Issuer Copy and paste the IDP-Entity ID.
    Public Key Download and Open the Certificate in Notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
    enter idp info panopto as sp

    enter idp info panopto as sp

Step 3: Configure WordPress as the Identity Provider

  • Go to WordPress IDP Plugin on the Dashboard and select Service Providers tab.

  • Enter the following information into the corresponding fields. Click Save.

    Service Provider Name Panopto
    SP Entity ID or Issuer https://<panoptoserverURL>/Panopto/Pages/Auth/Login.aspx
    ACS URL https://<panoptoserverURL>/Panopto/Pages/Auth/Login.aspx
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Check to sign the SAML Assertion.
  • enter sp info panopto as sp

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