Description: 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 configure 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.
First and foremost, you must have the Shibboleth Service Provider properly installed and working. If you don't have Shibboleth working yet, I assure you that you won't get this plugin to work. This plugin expects Shibboleth to be configured to use "lazy sessions", so ensure that you have Shibboleth configured with requireSession set to "false". Upon activation, the plugin will attempt to set the appropriate directives in WordPress's .htaccess file. If it is unable to do so, you can add this manually:
For single-user WordPress
Upload the shibboleth folder to your WordPress plugins folder (probably /wp-content/plugins), and activate it through the WordPress admin panel. Configure it from the Shibboleth settings page.
For WordPress MU
Shibboleth works equally well with WordPress MU using either vhosts or folders for blogs. Upload the shibboleth folder to your mu-plugins folder (probably /wp-content/mu-plugins). Move the file shibboleth-mu.php from the shibboleth folder up one directory so that it is in mu-plugins alongside the shibboleth folder. No need to activate it, just configure it from the Shibboleth settings page, found under "Site Admin".
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O/S:BSD, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X
File Size: 10.0 KB