This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

3rd Party Authentication


3rd Party Authentication is a wordpress plugin that allows wordpress to authenticate against other authentication systems. These include:

Gmail / Google Apps

Any generic POP/IMAP email service


  1. Download 3rd-party-authentication.php and place in wp-content/plugins
  2. Log into your WordPress admin panel
  3. Go to Plugins and “Activate” the plugin


  1. Some of the code looks familiar

It is a heavily modified version of the HTTP Authentication plugin:
with some help from WP Google Apps:

Contributors & Developers

“3rd Party Authentication” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.