WordPress + Microsoft Office 365 / Azure AD | LOGIN

Description

Enable users to sign in with their corporate or school account (Azure AD (B2C) / Entra (Ext.) ID) to access your WordPress website: No username or password required. But there is more!

SINGLE SIGN-ON (SSO)

  • Enable Microsoft based Single Sign-on more
  • Supported Identity Providers (IdPs): Azure Active Directory, Azure AD B2C, Entra External ID (Azure AD for Customers) more
  • Supported SSO protocols: OpenID Connect and SAML 2.0 more
  • Supported OpenID Connect User Flows: Authorization Code User Flow (recommended) and Hybrid User Flow more

NEW USERS

  • New users that sign in with Microsoft automatically become WordPress users more

INTRANET

  • Configure the intranet authentication mode to restrict access to all front-end posts and pages more
  • Hide the WordPress Admin Bar for specific roles more

MICROSOFT TEAMS

  • Support for (seamless) integration of your WordPress website into a Microsoft Teams Tabs and Apps more

MAIL

  • Send emails using Microsoft Graph instead of SMTP from your WordPress website more
  • Send as HTML
  • Save to the Sent Items folder
  • Support for file attachments

WORDPRESS MULTISITE

  • Support for WordPress Multisite more

POWER BI

  • Embed Microsoft Power BI content (user owns data) more

SHAREPOINT

  • Embed a SharePoint Online library more
  • Embed a SharePoint Online list more
  • Embed an Outlook / Exchange calendar more
  • Embed a SharePoint Online search more

EMPLOYEE DIRECTORY

  • Embed an intuitve Azure AD / Microsoft Graph based Employee Directory into a front-end post or page more

REST API ENDPOINT PROTECTION

  • Protect your WordPress REST API endpoints with a combination of a WordPress cookie and a nonce for delegated access more

DEVELOPERS

  • Developers can now connect to a RESTful API for Microsoft Graph in their favorite programming language and without the hassle of authentication and authorization more
  • PHP hooks for developers to build custom Microsoft Graph / Office 365 integrations more

ADD FUNCTIONALITY WITH PREMIUM EXTENSIONS

The features below can be unlocked with premium addOns and bundles.

SYNC

  • Full User Sync using MS Graph from Entra to WordPress more
  • Create new WP Users
  • Update existing WP Users
  • (Soft) Delete existing WP Users

WP User Roles, Profiles and Avatars will be updated and other rules e.g. LearnDash Enrollments will be applied

SCIM

  • Entra User Provisioning (SCIM) more
  • Create new WP Users
  • Update existing WP Users
  • (Soft) Delete existing WP Users

WP User Roles, Profiles and Avatars will be updated and other rules e.g. LearnDash Enrollments will be applied

ROLES + ACCESS

  • Assign WordPress roles by Entra Groups, Entra User Attributes, Domains and / or App Roles more
  • Restrict access to site / pages by Entra Groups, Domains and / or WPO365 Audiences more
  • Redirect after login by Entra Groups and / or Domains more

LEARNDASH

  • Auto-Enroll WP Users in LearnDash Courses and Groups by Entra Groups, Domains and / or Defaults more

CUSTOM USER FIELDS

  • Enhance WordPress / BuddyPress User Profiles with Entra User Attributes more

AVATAR

  • M365 Profile Picture as WordPress / BuddyPress Avatar more

MAIL

  • Auto-retry to deliver emails that failed to send more
  • Send attachments larger than 3MB more
  • Send as / On behalf more
  • Send from a Shared Mailbox more
  • Enable Staging Mode more
  • Mail Throttle more
  • Send as BCC more
  • Default Reply-To more

MICROSOFT 365 APPS

  • Power BI more
  • SharePoint Library more
  • SharePoint List more
  • SharePoint Search more
  • Exchange Calendar more
  • Viva Engage more
  • Employee Directory more

ADVANCED LOGIN OPTIONS

  • Support for Multitenancy more
  • Support for multiple IdPs more
  • Force SSO more
  • Dual Login more
  • Intercept manual login more
  • Prevent pwd. / email change more
  • Single Sign-out more
  • Sign out of M365 more
  • Custom login URL more
  • Custom loading template more
  • B2C custom domain more
  • Embedded B2C login more
  • Custom new User email more

PROFILE+

  • Update a WordPress user’s first, last and full name, their mail address and their role, whenever they sign in with Microsoft

REST API ENDPOINT PROTECTION

  • Enable Azure AD based protection for your WordPress REST API endpoints more

CONFIGURATION

  • Save multiple configurations
  • Directly edit (the JSON representation of) a configuration

Prerequisites

  • Make sure that you have disabled caching for your Website, especially when you configure a WordPress based intranet and access to WP Admin and all pubished pages and posts requires authentication. With caching enabled, the plugin may not work as expected
  • We have tested our plugin with WordPress >= 5 and PHP >= 7.4
  • You need to Entra ID Tenant Administrator to configure both Azure Active Directory and the plugin
  • When configuring a WordPress based intranet, you should consider restricting access to the otherwise publicly available wp-content directory more

Support

We will go to great length trying to support you if the plugin doesn’t work as expected. Go to our Support Page to get in touch with us. We haven’t been able to test our plugin in all endless possible WordPress configurations and versions so we are keen to hear from you and happy to learn!

Feedback

We are keen to hear from you so share your feedback with us and contact us using the contact form on our website!

Open Source

When you’re a developer and interested in the code you should have a look at our repo over at WordPress.

Screenshots

  • Microsoft / Azure AD based Single Sign-on
  • Embedded Power BI for WordPress
  • Embedded SharePoint Online Documents for WordPress
  • Embedded SharePoint Online Search for WordPress
  • Employee Directory
  • Support for Azure AD B2B and Azure AD B2C
  • Sending WordPress email using Microsoft Graph
  • Synchronizing users from Azure AD to WordPress
  • Embed WordPress in a Teams Tab or App
  • Assign WordPress roles / Deny access based on Azure AD groups

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Documents | BASIC

Installation

Please check out our Getting Started page for detailed installation and configuration instructions.

FAQ

Please check out our online FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

Reviews

Mayo 30, 2024 1 reply
Great plugin that does the job really well. If I could suggest a couple of improvements it would be to get rid of the pop up that jumps in your face while configuring mail, and to make is easier to configure either through wp-cli or by poking config options into the database. I have 200 sites to set up and really don’t want to have to do them all via the GUI.
Mayo 29, 2024 1 reply
A great plugin with lots of features and which just works. Documentation is very detailed and also up-to-date.The support we have received so far has been outstanding. We get prompt replies and detailed information. I have to deal with a lot of plugin developers and this one is by far the most helpful. Thanks!
Mayo 9, 2024 1 reply
For both login and email integration with Microsoft 365.
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress + Microsoft Office 365 / Azure AD | LOGIN” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

Also available online.

v29.0

v28.2

  • Fix: WPO365 will now correctly “ignore” a SAML response when the Relay State is not a properly formatted URL. [LOGIN]

v28.1

  • Improvement: The Mail Audit Log Viewer has been updated to show nr. of attempts and time of last attempt for a better general understanding of the send-status of the email in question. [MAIL, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: The Debug Log entries now display timestamps in the WordPress timezone (see WP Admin > Settings > General > Timezone). [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Improvement: The Mail Audit Log entries now display timestamps in the WordPress timezone (see WP Admin > Settings > General > Timezone). [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Improvement: The WPO365 Insights entries now display timestamps in the WordPress timezone (see WP Admin > Settings > General > Timezone). [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Improvement: A small icon on the plugin’s Mail configuration page will show the status of the “Resending failed emails automatically” feature. [MAIL, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: The default WP role update scenario has been updated from “Add” to “Skip” and the plugin’s “User Registration” configuration has been update accordingly. [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: The Microsoft Graph Mailer for WordPress will not be instantiated if no authorization information can be found. [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Improvement: The Mail Authorization Status Popup will now appear only after 4 seconds and will no longer show if authorization is under way. [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Improvement: Administrators can now also auto-enroll users into LearnDash courses and auto-assign users to LearnDash Groups based on (login) domains. [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: Administrators can now disable SSO for WP Admin. A warning will show if this new option conflicts with other options such as “Dual Login” and “Force SSO for the login page”. [LOGIN+, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: WordPress no longer shows that an update for a premium addon or bundle is available when the latest version is already installed. [ALL PREMIUM]
  • Fix: WPO365 now correctly replaces the WP Avatar with the user’s Entra / Microsoft 365 Profile Picture when BuddyBoss has been installed / enabled. [AVATAR, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: The self-test would fail if the administrator had enabled the Proof Key for Code Exchange. [LOGIN+, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: The recently added Mail Audit Log Retention Policy (to clean up entries older than 90 days) no longer fails if an older version of WPO365 | MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER or WPO365 | LOGIN would be installed in combination with the latest version of the WPO365 | MAIL addon. [MAIL, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: WPO365 no longer tries to process an OpenID Connect response if SAML 2.0 based SSO is configured. [LOGIN]
  • Fix: The shortcode configurator to embed a SharePoint List or Library now warns if the wrong Microsoft Graph version is selected on the plugin’s “Integration” configuration page. [LOGIN, M365 APPS]
  • Fix: WPO365 User Sync will now include the low-level DB error message if an error occurs when logging the results to the database. [CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: The WPO365 configuration pages will now show the correct values for Entra ID / AAD related options retrieved from wp-config.php (instead of from the database). [ALL PREMIUM]
  • Fix: The Mail Audit Log will now create a new table at the correct “level” in case WordPress Multisite would be activated and WPO365’s default support mode for WPMU (= Shared) is configured. [MAIL, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: WPO365 will now only attempt to retrieve a User Resource from Microsoft Graph when the administrator explicitly configured “Microsoft Graph” as the desired “Source for custom user fields” on the plugin’s “User Sync” configuration page. [LOGIN+, CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: The Redirect URI for the WPO365 Microsoft Graph Mailer no longer indicates an error for the Redirect URI migrated from “Mail Integration for Office 365 / Outlook” plugin. [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Fix: The WP Avatar no longer shows a broken picture link when the Avatar feature is enabled but WPO365 fails to retrieve the user’s profile photo from Microsoft Graph. [AVATAR, SYNC, INTRANET]

v28.0

  • Patched vulnerability (CVE-2024-4706): Validation of the script URL – used to embed Microsoft 365 services in WordPress – is now validated to ensure it points to a resource on the local WordPress server. [ALL]
  • Breaking Change (Microsoft Graph Mailer): WPO365 retains mail log entries that are less than approximately 90 days old and deletes entries that exceed the configured number of days. [MAIL]
  • Breaking Change (WordPress Multisite): Profile pictures for WordPress Avatars and downloaded from Microsoft Graph will always be saved in /wp-content/uploads/wpo365/profile-images instead of /wp-content/uploads/sites/[blog_id]/wpo365/profile-images. [AVATAR, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: In an attempt to better understand errors that involve cURL, administrators can now enable verbose logging for cURL. [ALL]
  • Improvement: The Allowed (login) domains list can now be changed into a list of domains that are not allowed to sign in. This is especially useful for administrators that allow users from any Microsoft Entra ID / AAD tenant to sign in to their WordPress website. [LOGIN+, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: Administrators can now configure WPO365 to add new or existing users to all subsites in a WordPress Multisite Network when they sign in with Microsoft or when their data is synchronized. Additionally, all existing users can be added a new subsite, when it is first initialized. [LOGIN+, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: A monitor (in the form of a WP Cron Job) for WPO365 User Synchronization will be started automatically (each time a new user synchronization starts) and will check every 5 minutes for unfinished synchronization jobs for which no WP Cron Job (to process the next batch of users) exists and re-create this job if needed. [SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: If WPO365 is used to integrate WordPress with Azure AD B2C and the administrator has configured WPO365 to create users in Azure AD B2C from WordPress, the status of this upstream-synchronization will now also show on a user’s profile page. [CUSTOMERS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: If enabled, WPO365 Audiences will now be shown for each post and / or page on WordPress pages, listing all posts and pages. [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: The response – when a non-logged-in user requests a post or a page that is restricted by a WPO365 Audience – is now streamlined with the option Response for visitors requesting a page that requires a logged-in user. [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: The Admin Credential > Secret Token that is used for Entra ID (AAD) User provisioning (SCIM) for WordPress can now be administered on the plugin’s User Sync configuration page. [SCIM, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: WPO365 now supports Custom URL Domains for Microsoft Entra (Ext.) ID. [LOGIN+, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: If activated, WPO365 will terminate the loading of WordPress, whenever it identifies a login attempt (with local WordPress credentials) by a user whose username is not included in the WPO_ADMINS list. See the online documentation for details. [ALL]
  • Improvement: The title for the Office 365 Profile Information section on a user’s profile (only visible if the administrator enabled the option to Show Azure AD user attributes in a WordPress user profile) can now be translated (go to WP Admin > WPO365 > … > Translations). [CUSTOM USER FIELDS, LOGIN+, SYNC, PREMIUM]
  • Improvement: Administrators of a WordPress Multisite installation with dedicated mode enabled (so that subsites can be configured independently of each other) can now go to the plugins Import / Export configuration for a subsite to replace the (empty) configuration of the subsite with a copy of the central WPO365 configuration template. See the updated documentation for details. [ALL]
  • Preview: Administrators of GCCH tenants can now select this type of tenant from the list of Identity Providers, in order to change the TLD for all relevant Microsoft endpoints to “.us” (instead of “.com”). [ALL]
  • Fix: Translations for the Employee Directory app now correctly handle special characters (however, it may be necessary to recreate the shortcode). [ALL]
  • Fix: The premium WPO365 | MAIL option to resend failed emails automatically can now be started when the premium addon is used in combination with WPO365 | MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER. [MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]

v27.2

  • Improvement: The lis of “Optional SCIM attribute mappings” on the plugin’s “User Sync” configuration page has been deprecated. Administrators that have support for SCIM based Azure AD User provisioning enabled, are urged to migrate these mappings to the list “SCIM attribute to WordPress user meta mappings” in the section “Custom User Fields” using the corresponding “Migrate optional SCIM attribute mappings” button. [SCIM, INTRANET]
  • Fix: Some “SCIM attribute to WordPress user meta mappings” e.g. “emails[type eq “work”].value” were only processed by WPO365 internally e.g. to update a user’s WordPress profile. With this change, these attributes can now also be mapped to WordPress user meta. [SCIM, INTRANET]
  • Fix: An administrator now can (and should) – besides the ID token claim – also specify the corresponding AAD user property (and SCIM claim, if support for SCIM based Azure AD User provisioning has been enabled) that WPO365 should use for a new WordPress user’s username. This only concerns those administrators, who configured a custom claim as the username of a new WordPress user (on the plugin’s “User registraton” configuration page). [(LOGIN+), CUSTOMERS, SCIM, SYNC, SCIM]
  • Fix: By fixing a caching issue, WPO365 should – after this update – no longer show a notification that “There is a new version of […] available […]” for WPO365 premium addons and bundles, after those were updated to the lastest version. [ALL PREMIUM ADDONS / BUNDLES]

v27.1

  • Fix: “Strict Mode” for the Redirect URI can now also be enabled for the WPO365 | MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER plugin (so it will only try process an Oauth response / payload detected at the exact URL which must be a path below the site’s home address e.g. /oidc-auth/). [MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Fix: The plugin will not try and process an Oauth response / payload if both features SSO and MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER are disabled or if SSO is disabled but MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER is enabled and but the administrator did not start an attempt to authorize an account to send emails from. [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Fix: WPO365 Health Messages are now correctly displayed on the corresponding panel for the MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER plugin.
  • Fix: A cached Authorization Code will now be correctly removed from cache after it has been redeemed. [LOGIN]
  • Fix: A user’s UPN is now correctly escaped before inserting it into the WPO365 User Synchronization database table (to support UPNs with single quotes). [SYNC, INTRANET]

v27.0

  • Breaking Change: HTML and CSS for the default login-button has changed slightly and the wrapper is now a flex-box, to allow for an additional drop-down list in case the administrator configured multiple Identity Providers. An administrator, however, can revert this change and configure WPO365 to use the old login-button template (see the corresponding option on the plugin’s Miscellaneous configuration page). [LOGIN]
  • Breaking Change: To support devOps workflows and site replication scenarios, WPO365 now automatically detects named constants in your website’s wp-config.php file that either configure an single Identity Provider (IdP) or any of the WPO365 settings that are not directly related to an IdP. As a result, the option Use WP-Config.php for AAD secrets has been renamed to Obfuscate AAD options and the option Use WP-Config.php to override (some) config options has been removed. [ANY PREMIUM ADDON / BUNDLE]
  • Breaking Change: LearnDash enrollment rules are now also applied to existing users (when they sign in or when users are synchronized). [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Feature (preview): Administrators can now configure WPO365 to support multiple Identity Providers (IdP). If multiple IdPs have been configured, WPO365 will – by default – render a dropdown list enumerating IdPs by their “friendly name”. A user simply picks an IdP from the list before clicking “Sign in with Microsoft”. Refer to the new tutorial for further details. [ANY PREMIUM ADDON / BUNDLE]
  • Feature (preview): Now administrators can enable WPO365 Insights and aggregate various events into straightforward management dashboards. These dashboards are designed to offer valuable insights, such as tracking the count of users who have authenticated successfully or unsuccessfully, monitoring emails that have been sent successfully or unsuccessfully, and overseeing the synchronization status of users, whether through SCIM, WPO365 User synchronization, or during their initial sign-in. See the new online guide for further details. [ALL]
  • Feature (preview): Administrators can now add app roles to an App registration in Microsoft Entra Admin Center and use them to dynamically assign WordPress roles to users. See the online documentation for further details. [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Feature (preview): WPO365 now also supports the SAML 2.0 protocol for use with Azure AD’s multi-tenancy feature. See the online documentation for further details. [LOGIN+, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: WPO365 can now be configured to skip saving the default WP avatar for a user without a profile picture. See the online documentation for further details. [AVATAR, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: An administrator can now choose between the WordPress site URL or the WP Admin URL as the default landing page after a user successfully signed in with Microsoft. Alternatively, a custom URL can be defined when the LOGIN+ addon, or the SYNC or INTRANET is detected. [LOGIN, LOGIN+, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Improvement: When a SAML 2.0 X509 certificate is missing from the configuration, is expired or has been withdrawn, WPO365 will try and read the tenant’s federation metadata to obtain (and cache) a new signing key. [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: WPO365 Health Messages will no longer be displayed on a default WordPress notification banner, but instead a dismissable panel will slide over the configuration app. [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: After running the Plugin self-test for SAML 2.0 based SSO, the raw SAML response can now be viewed by clicking the corresponding link for the “SAML response has been processed and no errors occurred” test case. [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: Generated passwords are checked to ensure that the generated password has characters from all four possible categories (lower and upper case, numbers and symbols). [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: When deleting a WPO365 configuration, several caches e.g. for access tokens and certificates, are cleaned as well. [LOGIN]
  • Improvement: WPO365 will now update BuddyPress profile fields (provided that this option is enabled) whenever Azure AD Provisioning (SCIM) sends new / updated user attributes. [SCIM, INTRANET]
  • Fix: Audiences now work correctly if a user is a member of one Audience but not of all when more than one Audience has been added to a page. [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: User synchronization of users with an apostrophe in their username now no longer generates an error when being logged into the database table. [SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: Auth.-Only scenarios are now compatible with the Audiences feature to make a page private (restricting access exclusively to users who are authenticated). [ROLES + ACCESS, SYNC, INTRANET]
  • Fix: WPO365 will not send the user into an infinite loop anymore, if the administrator has enabled “strict mode” for the Redirect URI plus checked the option to use wp-config.php for AAD secrets. [ALL PREMIUM]
  • Fix: WPO365 now checks for before “Trying to create a duplicate log entry” during user synchronization and will update the existing log record instead. [SYNC, INTRANET]

v26.0

  • Feature: Embed an Outlook / Exchange Calendar in WordPress. See online documentation for details. [LOGIN, APPS, INTRANET]
  • Feature: Embed a SharePoint Online List in WordPress. See online documentation for details. [LOGIN, APPS, INTRANET]
  • Fix: The plugin attempted to process any POST request with parameter “error”, mistakenly assuming that it would be an authentication-error sent by Microsoft. [LOGIN, MICROSOFT GRAPH MAILER]
  • Version bumped. [ALL]

Older versions

Please check the online change log for previous changelogs.