Zoho SSO Login using WordPress(IDP) | Zoho SAML Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On in Zoho using WordPress IdP. Login into Zoho using WordPress, by configuring Zoho as SP and WordPress as SAML IDP. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO between Zoho as Service Provider(SP) and WordPress as an Identity Provider(IDP).

Note: Premium Version of Zoho is required to set up SSO.

Configure SSO for Zoho by following the instructions below:

miniorange img Pre-requisite: 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:

  • Validate your Zoho domain (skip this step if you already have a verified Zoho domain)

    • Login to your Zoho account and access Zoho Mail.
    • Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.
    • control pannel settings zoho sso login
    • Go to Domains, click on Add Domain and add your domain.
    • domain settings zoho sso login
    • In the list, click the icon under the Verified column for your domain to validate it.
    • validation zoho sso login
    • Follow the steps specified on the page that opens up and after that click on Verify to validate your domain.
    • zoho

Step 1: Configure Zoho as the Service Provider (SP)

  • Open the WordPress site.
  • Install and activate the Login using WordPress Users ( WP as SAML IDP ) plugin on your WordPress site
    which is acting as an Identity Provider.
  • Go to the Wordpress IDP plugin, navigate to the 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(Zoho).

  • wordpress saml upload metadata zoho sso login

    miniorange img Instructions:

  • Open a new browser tab or window, Login to Zoho Accounts at https://accounts.zoho.com/ as a user with
    administrative rights.
  • Navigate to Organization.
  • Select SAML Authentication and click on Setup Now.

  • enter idp info zoho sso login

    Switch back to the tab / window with the IDP Metadata. Enter the information into the corresponding fields.
    Sign-in URL Copy and paste the SAML Login URL.
    Sign out URL Copy and paste the SAML Logout URL.
    Algorithm RSA
    X.509 Certificate Download the certificate. Upload it here.
  • Click on Configure to save the SAML Single Sign On (SSO) settings.

  • enter idp info zoho sso login

  • Click on Download to download the metadata file. You can use this metadata file to configure the plugin.

  • download sp metadata zoho sso login

Step 2: Configure WordPress as the Identity Provider (IDP)

  • You would be needing following credentials from Zoho.
    • Entity ID : e.g. "https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/your_domain.com".
    • ACS URL : e.g. "https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/your_domain.com".
  • You can find all the information in the Metadata file, downloaded in the previous step.
  • Note : Please ensure you replace "your_domain.com" with your Domain name.

    miniorange img Instructions:

  • Open the WordPress site.
  • Go to the WordPress IDP plugin, navigate to the Service Provider tab.
  • Enter the values corresponding to the information from Zoho. Refer to the table below.

    Service Provider Name Name of your Service Provider.
    SP Entity ID or Issuer Copy and paste the SP-EntityID from the metadata XML.
    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from the metadata XML.
    NameID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    Assertion Signed Checked
  • sp settings zoho sso login
  • Click on the Save button to save your configurations.

Step 3: Testing SSO

  • Launch your custom URL e.g.(mail.yourdomain.com).
  • This will be redirected to the WordPress login page, provided in the configuration.
  • The authentication will be validated by the identitiy provider.
If you were able to log into Zoho, then your configuration is correct.


Zoho Single Sign-On(SSO) solution provides SAML 2.0 Authentication with full control over access to the applications with one set of Login credentials.In this guide, We have successfully configured Zoho SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) using plugin - Login with WordPress users ( WP as SAML IDP ). By configuring WordPress(WP) as IdP and Zoho as SP. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access with SAML 2.0 Authentication into Zoho using WordPress (WP) login credentials.

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