Zoho OAuth and OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Zoho SSO Login

Zoho OAuth and OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) | Zoho SSO Login


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Configure Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin. Enable secure login into WordPress using Zoho as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress allows your users to login to your WordPress and access the site by authenticating with their Zoho identity provider. You can also configure plugin using different IDPs such as Azure AD, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) with WordPress for user authentication. By the end of this guide, users should be able to perform secure login to WordPress and access the site with Zoho SSO. To know more about other features we provide in WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin, you can click here.

Pre-requisites : 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 (SSO) plugin and click on Install Now.
  • Once installed click on Activate.




Steps to configure Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress

1. Setup Zoho as OAuth Provider


  • First of all, go to Zoho API Console and click GET STARTED.
  • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Select application's client type and click on CREATE NOW.
  • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Enter the Client Name, Homepage URL, and Authorized redirect URI from miniOrange OAuth/OpenID Client Plugin and click on Create button.
  • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Now, you will receive the client credentials such as Client ID and Client Secret. Copy Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange Client plugin configuration.
  • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)

2. Setup WordPress as OAuth Client

  • Go to Configure OAuth tab and click Add New Application to add a new client application into your website.
  • Wordpress  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Add new application
  • Choose your Application from the list of OAuth / OpenID Connect Providers, Here Zoho.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Select Application
  • Copy the Callback URL to be used in OAuth Provider Configuration and click Next.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Please refer the below table for configuring the scope & endpoints for Zoho in the plugin .

  • Client ID : from the step 1 above
    Client Secret : from the step 1 above
    Scope:   aaaserver.profile.READ
    Authorize Endpoint: https://accounts.zoho.com/oauth/v2/auth
    Access Token Endpoint: https://accounts.zoho.com/oauth/v2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://accounts.zoho.com/oauth/user/info
  • Now, configure App Name, Authorization Endpoint, Token Endpoint, Userinfo Endpoint received from Zoho. Click Next.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Callback URL
  • Configure the client credentials like Client ID & Client Secret as shown in the setup dialogue box and enter the scope value as openid. Click Next.
  • Wordpress  Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Client ID & Client Secret
  • Click on the Finish button.
  • Wordpress Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth - Finish configuration

You have successfully configured WordPress as OAuth Client for achieving user authentication with Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) login into your WordPress Site.

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

    • You will see different user attributes returned by your OAuth Provider in a test configuration table. If you don't see any user attributes, make the required settings in your OAuth Provider to return this information.
    • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)
    • 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.
    • Zoho OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO)

    4. Sign In Settings

    • The settings in Single Sign-On (SSO) Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign-On (SSO). To add a Zoho login widget on your WordPress page, you need to follow the below steps.
      • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
      • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
      •  Okta  Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Go to WordPress Left Panel > Appearances > Widgets.
      • Select miniOrange OAuth. Drag and drop to your favourite location and save.
      • Okta Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Open your WordPress page and you can see the Zoho SSO login button there. You can test the Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) now.
      • Make sure the "Show on login page" option is enabled for your application. (Refer to the below image)
      • Okta Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting
      • Now, go to your WordPress Login page. (Eg. https://< your-wordpress-domain >/wp-login.php)
      • You will see an Zoho SSO login button there. Once you click the login button, you will be able to test the Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO).
      • Okta Single Sign-on (SSO) - WordPress create-newclient login button setting

    In this Guide, you have successfully configured Zoho Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Zoho and WordPress as OAuth Client using our WP OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth / OpenID Connect Client ) plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your WordPress site using Zoho login credentials within minutes.


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