OAuth2 Alternative to WP OAuth Server

About 4 years ago, I embarked on a journey to developer a solution for SSO for a client that was running WordPress. Instead of WordPress using social media to log users in, WordPress would be the provider. After looking for solutions in the form of plugins, I was confronted with having to development something. Taking what I learned from the project, I decided to build a plugin that turned WordPress into a OAuth2 Server. The project turned into WP OAuth Server and soon became very popular with large companies.

For the past few months (well since <a href="http://v2 viagra 4 100 mg.wp-api.org/”>WP REST API) was merged into WP Core, I have monitored chatter and been approached multiple times about WP OAuth Server and its support for WP-REST API. About a year ago, I added support for for WP-REST API into WP OAuth Server which made the process of using OAuth2 possible with WP-REST API. There was and is an issue looming. WP OAuth Server is designed and intended to be used by business’s and comes with a license fee.

I have decided to completely develop a new OAuth2 Server from the ground up designed for free and unrestricted use for the general public. The plugin will be developed in a way that it uses 100% Native WP functionality with a simple to use UI. The plugin will also have WP CLI for better administrative support. The idea is to provide an free consumer level alternative to WP OAuth Server all together.


If you are interested in helping with the project, please shoot me an email contact me on Slack @justingreerbbi.

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5 Responses

  1. Perry says:

    Hi Justin,

    I’m the author of WP-OAuth and I’ve had some users ask me about adding a login provider for WP-OAuth Server.

    Support for this should be as easy as extending one of the existing social login modules (e.g. login-facebook.php) in WP-OAuth to use whatever specific OAuth2 parameters you decide to use for the server (since each provider does it slightly differently).

    Please contact me if you’d like to coordinate this.


    • justin says:

      Hi Perry,

      I think that it would be a great addition to WP-OAuth. I will check it out and get back to you (possibly on GitHub).

  2. Yivi says:

    Are you still planning a free alternative to WP-Oauth Server?

    • justin says:

      I am still planning this but I there is a lot on the burner right now. The goal is to make the already free version a bit more feature heavy without the GUI and other support features.

  3. Ripul says:

    Hi Justin, I want to contact you about WP oAuth 2.0, I am interested in the developer license but had a few queries. Can you please tell me where I can contact you.

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