WSO2 Single Sign-On SSO | WordPress Login using WSO2



WordPress OAuth / OpenID connect Single Sign-On plugin enables login into your WordPress site using OAuth and OpenID Connect providers like WSO2 and other custom and standard providers. It supports advanced SSO features like user profile attribute mapping, role mapping etc. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth / OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

Download And Installation

  • Log into your WordPress instance as an admin.
  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins and click on Add New.
  • Search for a WordPress OAuth Single Sign On plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.

Step 1: Setup WSO2 as OAuth Provider

  • First, let’s register this Consumer App in WSO2 IS. Download and start WSO2 IS.
  • wso2-sso-appregister-wso2
  • Once logged in, go to Main -> Service Provider and click on Add.
  • wso2-sso-sp-Add
  • Enter the Service Provider Name and Description and click on Register.
  • wso2-sso-Enter-spname-description
  • Now go to the Service Provider->List and edit the Service Provider you have created.
  • Scroll down and select Inbound Authentication Configuration and then select OAuth/OpenID Connect Configuration and click on Configure.
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  • Select the OAuth Version 2.0 and enter the Redirect/Callback URL from the plugin in Callback URL field. Click on Add.
  • wso2-sso-callbackURL
  • When the app has been added, Client ID and Client Secret are generated for the application. Configure the WordPress OAuth SSO plugin with Client ID, Client Secret, Authentication and Access Token, Get User Info Endpoint of WSO2. Endpoints are provided at the bottom of this guide.
  • Wso2-sso-getclient-secret
  • Attribute Mapping: To get attributes from WSO2 you have to add following Claim URIs in your WSO2 application.
  • Go to Service Provider->Claim Configuration.
  • Select https://wso2.org/claims/emailaddress from Subject Claim URI dropdown.
  • Add following URIs in Service Provider Claim Dialect: https://wso2.org/oidc/claim & https://wso2.org/claims
  • wso2-sso-claim-url
  • You have successfully completed your WSO2 Server side configurations.

  • WSO2 Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : Click Here
    Client Secret : Click Here
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://<wso2-app-domain>/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://<wso2-app-domain>/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://<wso2-app-domain>/oauth2/userinfo
    Custom redirect URL after logout: [optional] https://<wso2-app-domain>/oidc/logout?id_token_hint=<id_token>&post_logout_redirect_uri=<redirect URI>&state=<state>

Step 2: Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and configure App Name, Client ID, Client Secret from provided Endpoints.
  • openid is already filled but if it doesn't work then configure scope as User.Read and for fetching group info use scope is Directory.read.all.
  • Click on Save Settings to save the configuration.
  • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : save settings

Step 3: User Attribute Mapping.

  • User Attribute Mapping is mandatory for enabling users to successfully login into WordPress. We will be setting up user profile attributes for WordPress using below settings.
  • Finding user attributes

    • Go to Configure OAuth tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin : test congifuration
    • You will see all the values returned by your OAuth Provider to WordPress in a table. If you don't see value for First Name, Last Name, Email or Username, make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : test congifuration result
    • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, go to Attribute / Role Mapping tab, you will get the list of attributes in a Username dropdown.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso : attribute/role mapping

Step 4: Login Settings / Sign In Settings.

  • The settings in SSO Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign On. To add a login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow below steps.
  • Sign In Settings

    • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
    • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
    • wordpress oauth client plugin sso: login button setting
    • Open your WordPress page and you can see the login button there. You can test the SSO now.

Additional Add-Ons And Plugin Integrations


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BuddyPress Integration

Allows to integrate user attribute information fetched from OAuth / OpenID Identity Providers (IDP) with the user's BuddyPress profile.

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Page and Post Restriction

Protects the pages/posts of your site with OAuth/OpenID Connect compliant IDP login page & restrict the access to the site based on the user roles.

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Login Form Add-On

Provides a Login form for OAuth/OpenID login instead of button. It relies on OAuth/OpenID sso plugin to have Password Grant configured.

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Media Restriction

miniOrange Media Restriction add-on restricts unauthorized users from accessing the media files on your WordPress site.

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Discord Role Mapping

Discord Role Mapping add-on helps you to get roles from your discord server and maps it to WordPress users while SSO.

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LearnDash Integrator

LearnDash Integration will map the SSO users to LearnDash groups as per the group attributes sent by your Identity Provider.

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Attribute Based Redirection

Attribute Based Redirection plugin can be used to restrict and redirect users to different URLs based on OAuth/OpenID attributes.

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SCIM User Provisioning

SCIM User Provisioning allows you to sync user's creation, updation and deletion from your IDP to WordPress site.

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SSO Session Management

SSO session management add-on manages the login session time of your users based on their WordPress roles.

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Membership Level based Login Redirection

This add-on allows to redirect users to custom pages based on their membership levels after Single Sign-On. Plugin Checks user’s membership level during every login, so any update on the membership level doesn’t affect redirection.

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SSO Login Audit

SSO Login Audit captures and tracks all the SSO users and generates reports.

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