Allows WordPress to externalize user authentication and account creation to a Shibboleth Service Provider.
This plugin is designed to support integrating your WordPress or WordPress MU blog into your existing identity management infrastructure using a Shibboleth Service Provider.
WordPress can be configured so that all standard login requests will be sent to your configured Shibboleth Identity Provider or Discovery Service. Upon successful authentication, a new WordPress account will be automatically provisioned for the user if one does not already exist. User attributes (username, first name, last name, display name, nickname, and email address) can be synchronized with your enterprise's system of record each time the user logs into WordPress.
Finally, the user's role within WordPress can be automatically set (and continually updated) based on any attribute Shibboleth provides. For example, you may decide to give users with an eduPersonAffiliation value of faculty the WordPress role of editor, while the eduPersonAffiliation value of student maps to the WordPress role contributor. Or you may choose to limit access to WordPress altogether using a special eduPersonEntitlement value.