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Fisheye Authentication using Jira instance


I am trying to use Active Directory for user authentication in JIRA ( It works fine)

I am trying to use my Jira instance for user authentication in Fisheye

I have problem in filling in the following info while setting up Fisheye Authentication


Jira/ Crowd Authentication settings


Authentication instance : Jira instance

Application Name : fisheye

Application password:

Crowd URL:


My questions:

1) Does the application name refer to fisheye or Jira?

2) Where does the application password come from?

3) I am not using Crowd URL . Why is it showing up?

Thanks for your help.


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Please notice first "Authenticate against" option in the "JIRA/Crowd Authentication settings" - if you change it to JIRA you will see JIRA related settings only. See

Regarding Application Name and Password see and linked from the first one. It explains how to set up application name and password so you can later use those credentials in FishEye.

Hope that helps,

Hi Piotr:

Thanks for your quick response.

It was a great help!!!

I applied the Remove button on the "Jira/ Crowd Authentication settings"

and that cleared the Crowd url and showed me the Jira Url.

I was able to enter the Jira Url make it all work.

Now, my authentication is using Active Directory through a Jira instance.

However,I have one more question.

We are not using Crowd at all but still I see (jira with embedded crowd)

in the settings Jira/ Crowd Authentication (Jira with embedded Crowd)

What is the role of Crowd here?

Could you please explain ( Crowd instance or Jira instance implies that

it is either jira or Crowd ).Obviusly, I selected Jira and how come I see

Jira with embedded crowd.

Thanks a lot.




I'm glad to hear you managed to get it working. Regarding Jira with embedded Crowd question, it says so because JIRA 4.3 and later uses embedded crowd. This means Jira is bundled with subset of Crowd's core modules and because of this can be used as authentication tool for other Atlassian's product like FishEye. See more details.

Kind regards,

Hi Piotr:

Thanks a lot. Understood.

Kind Regards,


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