Adding the Wordpress Application

WordPress is a pre-configured application. You do not need to create a new application. 

To add the Wordpress application from the Single Sign On catalog follow these steps.


  1. Select Directory Manager.
  2. Select Groups.
  3. Select the green plus sign in the bottom right corner.
  4. Name the Group Wordpress Users.
    Note: If you have other existing Groups for SSO users you can use one of these as well.
  5. Select ADD GROUP.
  6. Select SSO Manager.
  7. Select the green plus sign in the bottom right corner.
  8. Select Wordpress.
  9. Select Application is Enabled.
  10. Select the desired Authentication policy.
  11. Select Protocol Setup.
    the REPLY TO URL to your WordPress site. (e.g. ).
    Edit the AUDIENCE URI to your WordPress site. (e.g. ).
  12. Select Attribute Transformation.
    The Attrtibute Value and Send as will need to be customized to match your Wordpress expected login. 
    The following would be used if your Wordpress username matched the users AAoD user email address.
    Attribute Value: User.EmailAddress
    Send As:
  13. Select Add Application.
  14. Select Protocol Setup.
  15. Select Advanced Settings.
  16. Under Signing Algorithm select SHA-1
  17. Select Permissions.
  18. Select Add Groups.
    Select the Group you chose in Step 4
  19. Select Signing and Encryption.
  20. Select Copy

  21. Select Save Changes.



Wordpress Settings

Navigate to the WordPress server and locate the WordPress installation directory.

  1. Place the ‘AuthAnvil’ plugin folder in your ‘/wp-content/plugins’ directory
  2. Activate the AuthAnvil Single Sign On plugin
  3. Navigate to the authentication provider settings under Settings > AuthAnvil SSO
  4. Replace the hostname of the Sign On URL with the tenant name (Your Company)
  5. Copy the entire contents of the certificate file from the last step of the previous section into the X.509 Certificate setting field.
    Your WordPress configuration should look similar to this:
    Sign On URL: https://(Your Company)
    Sign Out URL: (Your Company)
    X.509 certificate:
    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
  6. Select Save Changes.


Verifying Functionality

Once the installation is complete, you should test that everything is working as expected. This can be accomplished by logging into the AAoD Launchpad using a user that is authorized to access WordPress and attempt to log into the WordPress instance. You should automatically be redirected to the WordPress admin section.

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