Authenticate Jira with Windows login

Hi,

I need to configure JIRA authentication with Windows login session. Once user logged in to windows user account Jira/Confluence application will be logged in with the same user credential without login to separate applications.

I could integrate SSO successfully with CROWD for Jira. But I want to know if it is possible to use CROWD and enable SSO for JIRA with windows login. As per my findings I could see that there are solutions available such as AppFusion, Umbrella SSO that enables Windows SSO authentication for Atlassian products.

Without using above mentioned products, is it possible to build a custom authenticator for this purpose using Kerberos  or is it possible to configure CROWD to enable SSO with windows authentication (may be setting up CROWD as a windows service etc.)?

Thanks,

Nipuni

2 answers

Hi Nipuni Perera,

You can configure the CROWD to authenticate based on Active Directory. Please check here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/crowd/configuring-an-ldap-directory-connector-18579550.html

> is it possible to build a custom authenticator for this purpose using Kerberos

You can build your own JIRA authenticator or reuse one of existing. Please see here:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/kb/single-sign-on-integration-with-the-atlassian-stack-794495126.html

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Bruno Vincent Community Champion Dec 09, 2016

Hi Nipuni,

The IWAAC plugin (Integrated Windows Authentication for Apps using Crowd) does exactly what you are looking for: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.cleito.iwaac/server/overview

You can see it in action in the following video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPmx9ATD1wg

(Disclaimer: I work for the IWAAC plugin's vendor)

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