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

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


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

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 TalentLMS with WordPress (WP)

1. Setup TalentLMS as SP (Service Provider)

  • Sign in to your TalentLMS account as Administrator, go to Home > Account & Settings > Users and click Single Sign-On (SSO).

  • talentlms as sp
    Enter the following values in resepctive fields:

  • SSO integration type: From the drop-down list, select SAML2.0.
  • Identity provider (IdP): Type the domain of SAML 2.0 identity provider.  
  • Certificate fingerprint: Download the Certificate from IDP Metadata Open it in notepad. Copy and paste the content here.
  • Remote sign-in URL: You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Login URL.
  • Remote sign-out URL: You can find this in IDP Metadata as SAML Logout URL.
  • The remaining fields are used for naming the SAML variables that contain the user data required by TalentLMS and provided by WordPress IdP. Those are optional, and they can be left blank for most SAML IdP deployments. In that case, their default values are applied.

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: TalentLMS
    SP Entity ID or Issuer: <your-domain-name>.talentlms.com
    ACS URL: https://<my-domain-name>.talentlms.com/simplesaml/module.php/saml/sp/saml2-acs.php/<my-domain-name>.talentlms.com
    Single Logout URL (optional): https://<my-domain-name>.talentlms.com/simplesaml/module.php/saml/sp/saml2-logout.php/<my-domain-name>.talentlms.com
    NameID Format: urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Check to sign the SAML Assertion.
    enter sp info talentlms as sp

3. Attribute Mapping (This is a Premium feature)

  • In the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Attribute/Role Mapping tab.
  • In the User Attributes section, enter the following information and click on Save .
  • Click on + sign to add attributes.

  • Name User Meta Data
    targetedid user_login
    User.FirstName first_name
    User.LastName last_name
    User.Email user_email
    wp attribute mapping talentlms as sp
  • Group: The names of the groups of which the user is a member. This variable may be assigned a single string value or an array of string values for more than one group name. When there is a group by the same name in your TalentLMS domain, the user is automatically registered in that group at their first log-in. The user is also enrolled in all the courses assigned to that group.

  • talentlms as sp
  • Click on Save .

4. Testing SSO

    Check your configuration. If everything is correct, you’ll get a success message that contains all the values pulled from your IdP.

    talentlms as sp

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

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