WordPress SSO - Single Sign On

Setting up WP Cloud SSO Login Button

In this tutorial we explain the steps to use the SSO Links tab in the WP Cloud SSO WordPress plugin.  The configuration and setup is the same for all SAML identity providers.


This feature allows you to customise the WordPress login page. Change the WordPress login button size, location, font size, font colour of your SAML login buttons. You can also create custom WordPress widgets allowing you to place the WordPress login buttons anywhere on your website. Alternatively you can create your own custom WordPress shortcut code, to place the WordPress SSO Login button anywhere within your WordPress site.

List of supported SAML Identity Providers using WP Cloud SSO

Getting Started using WP Cloud SSO Login Links

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  • This tab provides you with the various ways to configure SSO Button and the ability to interact with ShortCode and Widget. The features in this tab can be found below:

1.) Configure IDP Login button (SSO Links Tab)

  • These configurations are used to create a login button on the WordPress sites or login pages. This option can be enabled using the following methods:
    • Add a Single Sign on buttons on the WordPress login page – this option allows adding a “Login button” on WordPress using which users can directly perform login using the SSO provider.
    • Use buttons as ShortCode –  this option allows add Short Code (PHP or HTML format) to place the login link wherever you want on your site.
    • Use buttons as Widget – this option allows a built-in WordPress widget that can be placed in the footer/sidebar of the WordPress site. This also requires your theme to support the widget option.

2.) Customize Your IDP SSO Login Button

This block is responsible for customizing the login button. You can customize the button’s color, text, size, and placement. You can also use the button suggested from the very beginning. 

Example of custom design of button:

3.) Shortcodes

To use the Shortcode button you should use these links. This link can be placed anywhere to initiate the login/logout using the configuration provider.