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JIRA and Confluence via Oauth

Scott McDonald Jun 10, 2019

We are interested in connecting our on premise JIRA and Confluence to Okta via Oauth (instead of trying to manage the SAML connector.) Is this an option?

What other authentication protocols ls are supported? We know of LDAP

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Mirco Fabris Jun 10, 2019 • edited Jun 11, 2019

Hello Scott

I am not a big expert but for sure OAuth is supported (Open ID Connect protocol).

See https://developer.atlassian.com/server/jira/platform/oauth/

There are some fairly priced plugins that will take care of the authentication.

Ideally you can use your IdP for creating users via API calls, and for logging in into the platform you can use either one of these plugins or you can write one yourself. The complicated part is syncing all the access rights. For example if you are using many groups for facilitating access to the different projects, you might want to keep the management of the groups in Jira, outside of your general users directory.

This is the few i can say, I hope it helps.

Hi @Scott McDonald 

As @Mirco Fabris mentions you are probably looking for OpenID-Connect (OIDC) login to Jira / Confluence. There are several marketplace apps supporting this: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?query=openid%20connect

Full disclosure: I work for Kantega SSO, one of the OIDC app vendors. Our very new app, https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1220417/k-sso-oidc-openid-connect-jwt-jira?hosting=server&tab=overview, includes a guide for Okta setup. It is available for Jira now, and we are awaiting approval for the Confluence version. Hope to have both available very soon. Please reach out to our support team if you need assistance with your Okta setup.

Regards,
Jon Espen
Kantega SSO

Shradha Kamble Jun 11, 2019 • edited

Hi Scott,

Yes, you can connect your on-premise JIRA and Confluence to Okta via our OAuth/OpenID apps for JIRA and Confluence.

Okta has support for OAuth, OpenID, and OpenID Connect (OIDC) protocol. You can use one of these protocols to authenticate users into JIRA and Confluence.

miniOrange supports SSO with all these protocols using our OAuth/OpenID app. You can download and start evaluating our plugins using below links.

You can reach out to me at atlassiansupport@miniorange.com for assistance with the setup. We provide end to end configurations free of charge.

Full disclosure: I work for miniOrange, one of the top SSO solution vendors for Atlassian.

Thanks,
Shradha
miniOrange 

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Shradha Kamble Jun 11, 2019

Hi Scott,

Yes, you can connect your on-premise JIRA and Confluence to Okta via our OAuth/OpenID apps for JIRA and Confluence.

Okta has support for OAuth, OpenID, and OpenID Connect (OIDC) protocol. You can use one of these protocols to authenticate users into JIRA and Confluence.

miniOrange supports SSO with all these protocols using our OAuth/OpenID app. You can download and start evaluating our plugins using below links.

You can reach out to me at atlassiansupport@miniorange.com for assistance with the setup. We provide end to end configurations free of charge.

Full disclosure: I work for miniOrange, one of the top SSO solution vendors for Atlassian.

Thanks,
Shradha
miniOrange 

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