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

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


Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Salesforce 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. Here, you can find the Identity Provider metadata such as Certificate , Login URL and Logout URL which are used to configure the Service Provider (Salesforce).

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Step 2: Configure Salesforce as Service Provider


  • Open a new browser tab or window, Log in to your Salesforce account as Account Admin.
  • Select either Salesforce Classic: Navigate to Setup > Security Controls > Single Sign-On Settings.

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  • Or Salesforce Lightening Experience: Click the gear icon, then navigate to Setup > Identity > Single Sign-On Settings.

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  • On the Single Sign-On Settings page, click Edit.

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  • Check the SAML Enabled box to enable the use of SAML Single-Sign On, then click Save.

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  • Click New to open SAML Single Sign-On Settings.

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    Name Enter a name of your choice
    SAML Version Make sure this is set to 2.0. This should be enabled by default.
    Issuer Copy and paste the IDP-Entity URL/Issuer from IDP Metadata tab
    Identity Provider Certificate Download the Certificate from IDP Metadata Open it in notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
    Identity Provider Login URL Copy and paste the SAML Login URL from IDP Metadata tab
    Custom Logout URL Copy and paste the SAML Logout URL from IDP Metadata tab
    API Name Enter an API name of your choice.
    Entity ID If you have a custom domain setup, use https://[customDomain].my.salesforce.com
    If you do not have a custom domain setup, use https://saml.salesforce.com
  • Click Save.

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  • Copy your Login URL value.

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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 Salesforce
    SP Entity ID or Issuer https://saml.salesforce.com
    ACS URL Copy Login URL from previous step as ACS URL
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Check to sign the SAML Assertion.
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