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The Wordpress authenticator allows you to authenticate users using Wordpress through the WSO2 Identity Server. This page provides instructions on how to configure the Wordpress authenticator and the WSO2 Identity Server for logging into a sample app. 

You can find more information in the following sections.

This is tested for the Wordpress API version 1.0. Wordpress Authenticator is supported by Identity Server 5.1.0 upwards.

Configuring the Wordpress App

  1. Place the authenticator .jar file into the <IS_HOME>/repository/components/dropins directory. You can download the .jar(org.wso2.carbon.identity.authenticator.wordpress) file from the wso2 store.

    If you want to upgrade the Wordpress Authenticator in your existing IS pack, please refer upgrade instructions.

  2. Navigate to https://developer.wordpress.com/apps and log in.

    Note: You can either use your Wordpress developer account credentials or your own Google account credentials to log in.

  3. Click Create New Application.

  4. Enter the following details in the window that appears.
    • Name - TestApp
    • Description - Application for testing purposes
    • Website URLhttps://localhost:9443/commonauth
    • Redirect URLshttps://localhost:9443/commonauth
    • Javascript Originshttps://localhost:9443
    • Type - web client

      Make sure to answer the mathematical question that is asked (e.g., What is 5+2 ?).

  5. Click Create.
    Now you have finished configuring Wordpress so copy the Client ID and Client Secret for use in the Identity Server.

Deploying travelocity.com sample app

The next step is to deploy the travelocity.com sample app in order to use it in this scenario.

To configure this, see deploying travelocity.com sample app.

Configuring the identity provider

Now you must configure the WSO2 Identity Server by adding a new identity provider.

  1. Download the WSO2 Identity Server from here and run it.
  2. Log in to the management console as an administrator.
  3. In the Identity Providers section under the Main tab of the management console, click Add.
  4. Enter the following details for the Identity Provider.

  5. Go to Wordpress Configuration under Federated Authenticators and enter the required details.

    Make sure to enter the client Id, client secret, and callback URL based on the wordpress application that you created.

    FieldDescriptionSample value
    EnableSelecting this option enables Wordpress to be used as an authenticator for users provisioned to the Identity Server.Selected
    DefaultSelecting the Default checkbox signifies that Wordpress is the main/default form of authentication. This removes the selection made for any other default check-boxes for other authenticators.Selected
    Client IdThis is the username from the Wordpress application.56002
    Client SecretThis is the password from the Wordpress application. Click the Show button to view the value you enter.LxLvRoWplkvva4WMdOWAxrcghOVlxrH8RHJ96XWlXVaZi6pZDgXsvPhLHhzGqeCF
    Callback URLThis is the URL to which the browser should be redirected after the authentication is successful. It should have the following format: https://(host-name):(port)/acshttps://localhost:9443/commonauth
  6. Click Register.

You have now added the identity provider.

Configuring the service provider

The next step is to configure the service provider.
  1. Return to the management console.
  2. In the Service Providers section under the Main tab, click Add.
  3. Since you are using travelocity as the sample, enter travelocity.com in the Service Provider Name text box and click Register.
  4. In the Inbound Authentication Configuration section, click Configure under the SAML2 Web SSO Configuration section.

  5. Now set the configuration as follows:
    1. Issuer: travelocity.com
    2. Assertion Consumer URL: http://localhost:8080/travelocity.com/home.jsp
  6. Select the following check-boxes:
    1. Enable Response Signing.
    2. Enable Single Logout.
    3. Enable Attribute Profile.
    4. Include Attributes in the Response Always.
  7. Click Update to save the changes. Now you will be sent back to the Service Providers page.
  8. Go to the Local and Outbound Authentication Configuration section.
  9. Select the identity provider you created from the dropdown list under Federated Authentication.

  10. Ensure that the Federated Authentication radio button is selected and click Update to save the changes.

You have now added and configured the service provider.

Testing the sample

  1. To test the sample, go to the following URL: http://<TOMCAT_HOST>:<TOMCAT_PORT>/travelocity.com/index.jsp. E.g., http://localhost:8080/travelocity.com

  2. Click the link to log in with SAML from WSO2 Identity Server.
  3. You are redirected to the Wordpress login page. Enter your Wordpress credentials.

  4. Click Log In to authenticate the user.

  5. You will be taken to the home page of the travelocity.com app.


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