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WordPress Rest API Authentication

WordPress REST API Authentication plugin provides the security from unauthorized access to your WordPress REST APIs. Our plugin provides a variety of authentication methods like Basic Authentication, API Key Authentication, OAuth 2.0 Authentication, JWT Authentication. Authentication with External Identity Providers/ Third Party Providers token like that of Firebase, Azure, AWS Cognito, Okta, Keycloak, ADFS, Google, Facebook, Apple etc. Choose the best fit for your environment & secure your WordPress REST APIs communication between your client and the service application

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Our Plugin Key Features

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Role based access to WP REST APIs

Based on user's WordPress roles/ capabilities users can get access to his WordPress Dashboard and other WordPress REST APIs.

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Signature Validation

Provide the Signature Verification and Validation along with JWT Token Validation. also, an option to select the Signing Algorithm to validate the JWT token for WP REST API Authentication.

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Custom Token Expiry

Default token expiry time provided is 1 hour. Using this feature admin can change the token expiry date as per his requirement.

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Exclude REST APIs

By default our plugin protects all the WordPress REST APIs. Using this feature admin can exclude some APIs for public access with out authentication.


Custom Header

Default Authorization Header will be used to authenticate the requests. Using this feature admin can change Authorization header to any other header accordingly.

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HMAC Encryption

Provides features to encrypt the token passed in the header in Basic Authentication method using the HMAC encryption method which makes your header token much secure and users credentials can’t be exposed.

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User Based API Key(Token)

This feature is present in the API Key Authentication method in which the token(key) is generated based on the WordPress users and that will help in accessing those APIs that require WordPress user credentials.

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Third Party JWT Token support

This feature allows to authenticate the API based on the JWT token, which provides the facility to authenticate the APIs based on the JWT token received from the external Providers.

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WordPress User Login API

This plugin provides you with the WordPress login API, such that you can use this API endpoint to authenticate your users logging into other applications using their WordPress credentials.

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Multiple Authentication Applications

This feature allows you to set up multiple authentication applications so that you provide different access keys to different clients. You can also revoke access easily to a particular client/user.

Authentication methods for Rest APIs

Basic Authentication Method

Basic Authentication allows you to authenticate the WordPress REST API endpoints access using a basic token obtained in an encoded format using the user’s WordPress login credentials or client credentials provided by the plugin.

OAuth 2.0 Authentication

It involves the security token generated using the most secure OAuth 2.0 Authentication protocol. The plugin both as an OAuth/Identity Provider to provide a Bearer token (access token/JWT token) on successful validation and an API Authenticator for allowing API access accordingly based on the token validation.

JWT Authentication

JWT authentication allows you to authenticate the WordPress REST API endpoint access using a valid JWT token (JSON Web Token). The plugin provides an endpoint to generate a Bearer JWT using the valid user’s WordPress login credentials. The generated token can be used to authenticate the WordPress REST API endpoints.

API Key Authentication

API Key Authentication allows you to authenticate the WordPress REST API endpoint access using an API key provided by the plugin. This method eliminates the need for using the user’s WordPress login credentials for generating the Bearer API key (secret token).

Third Party Provider Authentication

Third-party Authentication allows you to authenticate the WordPress REST API endpoints using an external token provided by External providers like Firebase, Azure, Amazon Cognito, Keycloak, Google, Facebook, Okta, ADFS, Apple etc. The plugin validates these external tokens directly from its provider and allows APIs access on successful validation.

Our Third Party Integrations

WordPress Custom Endpoints Authentication

Plugin provides the ability to authenticate custom-built REST API endpoints in WordPress with any of our highly secure methods as per your need.
Also, if you are looking to create new custom REST API endpoints in WordPress to interact WordPress database without writing any code, then these endpoints be easily generated using our completely GUI-based plugin - Custom API for WordPress. This plugin involves no code and APIs can be generated to interact with the WordPress database...READ MORE

WooCommerce APIs

WooCommerce APIs Authentication provides the facility for authentication of WooCommerce REST API, so all the Woocommerce will be authenticated against the security key (token) rather than Woocommerce default authentication which has the chance for exposing sensitive consumer secrets. Hence, eliminates the need for using Woocommerce default authentication.

Learndash APIs

Learndash APIs Authentication allows you to authenticate the Learndash REST API endpoints by validating against the security token (key). It provides you with secure access to Learndash user profiles, courses, groups & many more REST APIs provided by the Learndash plugin in WordPress.

BuddyPress APIs

BuddyPress APIs Authentication allows you to authenticate the Buddypress REST API endpoints by validating against the security token (key). You can access BuddyPress REST API endpoints and also authenticate those from different authentication methods within the plugin. The BuddyPress profile and other information can be securely accessed and modified using the plugin.

Gravity Form APIs

The plugin supports interaction with Gravity Forms from external client applications via its WordPress REST API endpoints. This integration allows you to authenticate the Gravity Form REST endpoints by validating against the security token (key).

External APIs

We provide the support for integrating External/Custom APIs in WordPress, it will provide the facility to perform fetch/update operations on the data through the External API call. The external APIs can be integrated with 3rd party WordPress plugins like Woocommerce, Alidropship etc and external applications like Google Merchant, Zoho, Paypal, Woocommerce, WPForms etc.

Transparent, Simple Pricing

The plugin's licensing is linked to the domain of the WordPress instance, thus if you have a dev-staging-prod environment, you will need three licenses (with discounts applicable on pre-production environments). If you are facing any difficulty in choosing the suitable plan or have any custom requirements regarding API integration in your WordPress site, do contact us at


Basic Authentication Method


API Key Authentication Method


JWT Authentication Method


OAuth 2.0 Authentication Method


Authentication from External OAuth Providers


Protecting 3rd Party Plugins or Custom APIs


All Inclusive Plan

All-Inclusive Plan




Custom and 3rd Party APIs Plan




External Token Provider Plan




OAuth 2.0 Authentication Plan




JWT Authentication Plan




API Key Authentication Plan




Basic Authentication Plan




Multiple Authentication Applications

Basic Authentication

API Key Authentication

JWT Authentication
OAuth 2.0 Authentication
External Token based Authentication
Authentication for Default WordPress Endpoints
Authentication for Custom built/ 3rd Party Plugin Endpoints

Note: Custom built and 3rd-party plugin endpoints can be authenticated/ protected only using the All Inclusive Plan ($449) and Custom APIs Plan ($399).

*  The pricing is per instance. If you have multiple instances or environments, you can opt for multiple licenses accordingly or contact us at to know more.

You must purchase
  • All-Inclusive Plan - A complete package to secure all the default and custom built/3rd-party plugin REST API endpoints. This includes access to all the available features and authentication methods.
  • Custom and 3rd Party APIs Plan - If you need to protect all WP REST API endpoints including Custom APIs and Third Party plugin APIs with just Basic authentication, or API Key authentication, or JWT authentication.
  • OAuth 2.0 Plan - If you need to protect only default WP REST API endpoints with the most secure and robust OAuth 2.0 Authentication method.
  • External Token Provider Plan - If you need to protect only default WP REST API endpoints with Token from an external application like Firebase, etc.
  • JWT Authentication Plan - If you need to protect only default WP REST API endpoints with JWT Authentication.
  • API Key Authentication Plan - If you need to protect only default WP REST API endpoints with API Key Authentication.
  • Basic Authentication Plan - If you need to protect only default WP REST API endpoints with Basic Authentication.

Frequently Asked Questions

The WordPress REST API Authentication plugin allows you to secure the endpoints of the WordPress site by adding authentication methods such as JSON Web Tokens (JWT) and OAuth 2.0, JWT, or API Key. You can enforce stricter access controls and ensure that only authorized users or applications can interact with your site's data via the REST API.

The miniOrange REST API Authentication plugin is especially useful when building applications that need to interact with your WordPress site's data while keeping it secure from unauthorized access or potential attacks.

The WordPress REST API Authentication plugin is beneficial for several reasons, especially if you want to enhance the security and control access to your WordPress site's data when using the WordPress REST APIs.

1. Secure Access to REST API Endpoints: By default, the WordPress REST API allows public access to API endpoints, which may expose sensitive information or allow unauthorized modifications to your site's content.

2. Preventing Unauthorized Access: Without authentication, anyone can access the publicly available REST API endpoints, potentially leading to data leaks or misuse of sensitive information. The plugin allows you to restrict access to specific users or authorized applications, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.

3. Limiting Access Permissions: The plugin provides the ability to grant different levels of access to different users or applications. You can create specific access roles and permissions for API requests, allowing for granular control over what actions can be performed through the REST API.

4. Enhancing API Security: By implementing industry-standard authentication methods like JWT or OAuth 2.0, the plugin improves the overall security of your WordPress REST APIs. These authentication mechanisms use encryption and tokens to ensure that communication between the client and server is secure and protected against various types of attacks, such as man-in-the-middle attacks and token forgery.

The plugin licenses are perpetual and the Support Plan includes 12 months of maintenance (support and version updates). You can renew maintenance after 12 months at 50% of the current license cost.

You will be able to claim refund only if the request has been raised within 10 days from the date of purchase, only under the following circumstances:
a) if the software or the features you have purchased is not working as advertised on the website/ marketplace and you have attempted to resolve the issues with our support team;
b) you have purchased the wrong license or Xecurify/miniOrange product and informed us within a period of 10 days from your purchase; Please read more about the Refund Policy here.

Yes, we provide 24*7 support for all and any issues you might face while using the plugin, which includes technical support from our developers. You can get prioritized support based on the Support Plan you have opted. You can check out the different Support Plans from here.

miniOrange does not store or transfer any data related to the user’s security token and keys generated by the plugin. All the data remains within your premises/server. We do not provide the developer license for our paid plugins and the source code is protected. It is strictly prohibited to make any changes in the code without having written permission from miniOrange. There are hooks provided in the plugin which can be used by the developers to extend the plugin's functionality.

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