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CampusNet Authentication


Uses outside services

Please be aware that this plugin uses your university’s CampusNet service by contacting it directly. It also uses your university’s authentication system. Usernames and passwords are stored as WordPress users, so, they are just as secure as a normal WordPress user would be.

What does it do?

Use your university’s CampusNet login via their API. It requires a user to be a member of a specific CampusNet group (definable) to get access, that way, the administration of users is kept in one place (or, use group/elementid 0 to not use a group). For each user logging in, it makes sure that a WordPress user is created/exists, so if the CampuseNet API ever breaks, you can disable it and the users can login using the username and password they used earlier.

NOTE: it adds a checkbox on the login page that sets if the user is a student or not.


The best place to file a bug report or a feature request is using Github issues, which is checked far more often than the support section here (which I, of course, still do check).


  1. Upload the folder wp-campusnet-authentication to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Create an app token at your universities CampusNet page by requesting API credentials
  4. Fill out details in the settings menu item CampusNet Authentication


Can I choose not to have it limited to the users of a group

You can set the element id to 0, and then it will ignore the group restriction.

Contributors & Developers

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



  • Add example in a comment on testing the API via CURL


  • Add drop-down to choose the default role of a new user logged in via the plugin


  • Add styling to plugin description


  • Fix grammar in README


  • Remove unnecessary elements from fag, and put support link in the description section


  • Update README to reflect changes
  • Change some functions names to keep style consistent


  • Checkbox on login page to set if the user is a student or not (effectively telling if the plugin is used or not for the login)


  • Authentication against the CampusNet API is implemented
  • It creates a WordPress user with the users information in the database upon first login