Custom OAuth2

Custom OAuth2

OVERVIEW

Pluto LMS , supports OAuth2 for integrating with external services and enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities. Here's a short overview of how custom OAuth2 is used.

Custom OAuth2 integration in PLuto LMS enables educational institutions to connect their LMS with various external tools, services, and applications, enhancing the overall learning experience while maintaining security and user convenience. The specifics of the implementation may vary depending on the OAuth2 provider and LMS version in use.

USE CASE EXAMPLE:

Secure Integration with External Certification Provider

Scenario:
Imagine a large corporation, ABC Corp, with a dedicated LMS used for training its internal staff. ABC Corp wants to provide its employees with access to an external certification program offered by a third-party certification provider called "CertifyPro." This certification program includes courses, exams, and certification badges.

Use of Custom OAuth2:
To achieve this integration securely and efficiently, ABC Corp decides to implement custom OAuth2 within its LMS.

In this use case, custom OAuth2 integration allows ABC Corp to provide its employees with a convenient and secure way to access external certification programs without the need for separate logins. It also enables ABC Corp to track employee progress and maintain control over access and security within its LMS.

CONFIGURE YOUR CUSTOM APP

If you have an external application you would like to connect Pluto LMS to via Single Sign On (SSO), you can setup a custom OAuth2 service. If you are unsure how to do this with your particular external application, please kindly consult your IT team or you may need to contract external developers to help you set this up. 

You can also refer to our built in services with Google, Facebook and Microsoft to serve as a guide.

REDIRECT URL


When creating a custom OAuth2 service to suit your organisation, you'll need to set the "Redirect URL" to "your Pluto LMS site URL + /admin/oauth2callback.php". If your Pluto LMS site is available at https://courses.yoursite.com the callback URL would be https://courses.yoursite.com/admin/oauth2callback.php.


OAUTH2 SETTINGS IN PLUTO LMS


If you would like to created your own custom OAuth2 service. 

Step 1: Click on "Site admin" > "Integrations" > "Single Sign On / OAuth2":






Step 2: Click on the Custom OAuth2 gear icon as shown below:



The setup interface can be seen here:



And the below settings being optional:



Once you've completed your custom service setup, click on "Save changes."

CUSTOM ENDPOINTS

You will need to tell Pluto LMS where to point custom endpoints to connect to your application. These settings can be found here: 



For example, using the Microsoft end point guidelines:



FIELD MAPPINGS


To connect your user profiles to Pluto LMS, you need to define a link between external and internal end points. These settings can be found here:



Example shown below:


CONNECTION SUCCESS


If you have configured your custom OAuth2 connection correctly, you will see ticks as shown below (using Microsoft as an example):





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