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

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


RocketChat 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 RocketChat (SP). Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between RocketChat 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 RocketChat.

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 RocketChat with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup RocketChat as SP (Service Provider)

  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the IDP Metadata tab.
  • Here, you can find the Identity Provider Metadata URL /XML Metadata or endpoints like IDP Entity ID, SAML Login URL, SAML Logout URL (Premium Feature), Certificate for SP configuration.

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  • Open a new browser tab or window, Log in to your RocketChat account as Account Admin.
  • Click on the left corner. Select Administration.

  •  - RocketChat WordPress as SSO Login - home view
  • Search for SAML under Administration tab.
  • Enter the information into the corresponding fields.
  • Custom Provider <name-of-your-app>
    Custom Entry Point Copy and paste the SAML Login URL from IDP Metadata tab
    IDP SLO Redirect URL Copy and paste the SAML Logout URL from IDP Metadata tab
    Custom Issuer https://<your-rocketchat-url>/_saml/metadata/<name-of-your-app>
    Public Cert Contents (a) Open the Public Cert Contents dropdown
    (b) Download the Certificate from IDP Metadata.
    Open it in notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
    Signature Validation Type Validate Either Signature
    User Data Field Map Open the User Data Field Map dropdown and enter the following attributes:
    {"username":"username", "email":"email", "name": "cn"}

    Note: Custom Provider = <name of your app> e.g. my-app


    RocketChat WordPress as SSO Login - saml setting
  • Once this is done, click on Enable and Save Changes.

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 RocketChat
    SP Entity ID or Issuer https://<your-rocketchat-url>/_saml/metadata/<name-of-your-app>
    ACS URL https://<your-rocketchat-url>/_saml/validate/<name-of-your-app>
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified
    Assertion Signed Check to sign the SAML Assertion.
    RocketChat WordPress as SSO Login - enter sp info

3. Attribute Mapping (This is a premium feature)

  • Select Attribute/Role Mapping. In the User Attributes section, enter the following information. Click Save.
    cn first_name
    email user_email
    username user_login
  • RocketChat WordPress as SSO Login - attribute mapping

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

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