SSO for Jira 5.2: How do I redirect to the login page?


I'm trying to integrate Jira (5.2) into our company's ADFS 2.0 to enable single sign on using SAML.

I've written a custom Authenticator (as subclass of JiraSeraphAuthenticator). This authenticator's method getUser(HttpServletRequest req,HttpServletResponse res) extracts the userid from a SAMLResponse and checks the CrowdService for a user with this id.

This is working as expected- If I log in on the ADFS page, I'm logged in correctly.

My problem is now how to redirect to the ADFS login page. I've tried writing a subclass of SecurityFilter that creates the SAML-request and redirects to the ADFS instead of the Seraph login URL, but it seems like this is never happening- I only see the Jira login form. It seems like the decision to request the user to login is happening somewhere else.

Any Idea where I have to put my piece of code to make Jira redirecting to the ADFS page instead of showing it's own login page?

I thought the LoginFilter could be a place, but as far as I understand it, this filter kicks in after the login form is shown.

thank you very much in advance

Kind Regards


2 answers

Hi Jörg,

as far as I know you can configure your custom login URL in WEB-INF/classes/seraph-config.xml

BUT since I am writing a Jira 6 Authenticator myself right now and configuring these URLs didn't work for me, I am at a loss about that, too.

Maybe this configuration works for you?

Kind Regards


It came out that I had some misunderstandings about SAML IdP and SP-initiated SSO.

I changed the login.url parameter in seraph-config.xml to

where jira is the identifier configured on ADFS for Jira. This is working, ADFS is redirecting me back to Jira with the required SAML message.

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