SSO redirect fails for non latin chars


Enabling Discourse as SSO provider (in wordpress but that is unrelated) doesn’t work when setting the redirect paramenter to non-latin chars. for example this works:

but this doesn’t work: discourse_sso=1&redirect_to=אאאא/

by “doesn’t work” i mean that the bad url just redirects to an “Oops error page” in Discourse

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Use the transliterated URL characters instead. I wouldn’t expect unicode to work in that field.


Thanks, but Wordpress creates that url via this discourse plugin shortcode [discourse_sso_client login=‘Login here’ ]
The redirect URL is automatically set to the page in which the shortcode was embedded.

(Simon Cossar) #4

You can add a redirect parameter to the shortcode:

[discourse_sso_client login='Login Through the Forum' redirect=]

That will create a link like this:

<a href="">Login Through the Forum</a>

You can also manually create a login link instead of using the shortcode. It needs to have the following query parameters:



I am aware that I can pass the redirect string into the shortcode, but that is not always practical. For example in my case (which I think is common), the shortcode is embedded in a sidebar shared in all pages of the website. So overriding the redirect means that users will never be redirected to the right page.

I guess i could write my own shortcode for that somehow… anyway, thanks for the answer and please consider this a feature request to support wordpress with unicode urls :slight_smile: