Can JIRA pull authentication from Tomcat authentication realm?

I am dealing with developers who have created a authentication realm that they use for a Tomcat application. They are wondering if we can bring up a separate Tomcat instance with that same code for authentication and host JIRA within that. Is this possible and if so, how is it done?

1 answer

0 votes
Timothy Chin Community Champion Apr 13, 2014

You will have to write your own custom authenticator to do this (https://docs.atlassian.com/atlassian-seraph/latest/sso.html). Of if you can pass the basicAuth into the request going into JIRA, that would work too.

Timothy,

Thank you for your response. I don't claim much knowledge in this area, but I have the impression that the authentication realm the developer was asking about is not a SSO implementation. I believe it is providing authentication against a common SAML database. So, I don't think the idea is to be pre-authenticated by the time you arrive at the Jira URL, but rather to have the Tomcat authentication realm provide the username/password confirmation. Unfortunately, due to politics beyond my control, I can't directly ask the developers at this time.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,103 views 13 19
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot