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PrimeTime WordPress + Discourse SSO

Description

Discourse is a fantastic new forum that can add another layer to your WordPress community. This plugin allows you to create a fluid experience by using your WordPress installation as the authentication server, creating a single-sign-on (SSO) for your users!

Notes:

  • The Discourse option “Staff must approve all new user accounts before they are allowed to access the site.” needs to be disabled for this to work properly.

Some Features:

  • Seamless integration into almost any WordPress installation.
  • Get setup within minutes through 3 easy steps. Anyone can do it.

Coming Soon:

  • Only allow access with certain capabilities or roles.

Credits

  • Request processing adapted from Adam Capirola : https://gist.github.com/adamcapriola/11300529
  • SSO methods adapted from ArmedGuy : https://github.com/ArmedGuy/discourse_sso_php

Screenshots

  • The plugin settings screen. Here you enter your secret key as well as the url to your discourse site.
  • Custom SSO page can be assigned with any theme.
  • Enjoy single sign on between WP + Discourse. Cool!

Installation

There are only three steps to configuring your WP + Discourse SSO!

1. Install this plugin and activate it

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select plugin-name.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download pt-wp-discourse-sso.zip
  2. Extract the pt-wp-discourse-sso directory to your computer
  3. Upload the pt-wp-discourse-sso directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

2. Configure the plugin

Under settings, you’ll see the SSO configuration page. Add the url to your Discourse community forum. Generate a secret key that will be used to secure the authentication between the installations and paste it here.

3. Enabling SSO on Discourse

In your Discourse admin settings, find the settings labeled, enable_sso, sso_url and sso_secret. Enter the URL of your WP installation, as well as the secret key, and enable sso.

More information about these settings can be found here:
https://meta.discourse.org/t/official-single-sign-on-for-discourse/13045

That’s it!

FAQ

Where can I get a Discourse forum?
  • https://discourse.org
  • https://www.discoursehosting.com/

Reviews

Nice !

It was hard to believe at first but everything was set in under 10 min. Awesome !

Flawless.

I've been using this plugin with my WordPress/Discourse setup for about 7 months now. I've had zero problems. Highly recommended, and thanks for the sweet plugin!

Works great

Works exactly as it should. Make sure to check TWO checkboxes in the Discourse admin: Enable single sign on via an external site (WARNING: USERS' EMAIL ADDRESSES *MUST* BE VALIDATED BY THE EXTERNAL SITE!) Implement Discourse SSO provider protocol at the /session/sso_provider endpoint, requires sso_secret to be set
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Contributors & Developers

“PrimeTime WordPress + Discourse SSO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.2.3

  • Send avatars to discourse (Thanks @pjv https://github.com/PrimeTimeCode/pt-wp-discourse-sso/pull/1)
  • Additional sanitization (Thanks @pratyushmittal https://github.com/PrimeTimeCode/pt-wp-discourse-sso/pull/2)

0.2.2

  • Better compatibility with PHP 5.2

0.2.1

  • More user friendly configuration
  • Fields a bit more forgiving

0.2

  • Refactoring away from template based system

0.1

  • Initial release