SSO Connector for Confluence and Crowd

SSO Connector for Confluence and Crowd


The miniOrange Crowd SSO connector expands the SAML SSO functionality from Crowd to its connected Atlassian applications.The Confluence Crowd SSO Connector allows users to enable SAML Authentication from any SAML compliant Identity Provider(IDP), where SAML SSO requests and responses to and from IDP will pass via the Crowd server. The IDP will perform user authentication while user permissions can still be controlled using Crowd.

Download and Installation

  • Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  • Navigate to the settings menu and Click Manage Apps.
  • Click Find new apps or Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  • Locate SSO connector for Crowd and Confluence via search.
  • Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license of SSO connector for Crowd and Confluence.
  • Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
  • Click Apply license.
  •  SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Install Confluence Add-On through manage apps menu

Plugin Configuration

  • To configure the plugin, firstly configure Crowd SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin for your Identity Provider as mentioned in the steps.
  • Now, Enable Crowd SSO for your Confluence instance. You can find the steps to integrate your Crowd server with your Confluence instance here .
  • Go to SSO Configuration tab of Confluence-Crowd Connector plugin.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, SSO Config Tab
  • Enter Crowd Base URL and click on Save.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Crowd Base URL
  • Now, all the IdPs are listed that you have configured with SAML SSO Crowd plugin.
  • Button Enable SSO is provided for every individual IdP. You can enable SSO for specific IdPs with the help of buttons.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Identity Providers
There are two types of SSO Redirection that can be done but if you require to enable SSO for all the users, leave the Domain/Group Mapping field empty.
1) Based on Domain Mapping
  • In SSO configuration tab, navigate to SSO Redirection and choose Domains option from dropdown.
  • Now, you need to add domain name against each IDP.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Domain Mapping
  • After enabling Domain Mapping, it allows SSO only for those users whose domain matches with the specified one.

Single Sign-On using Domain mapping

  • Enter the user's email address. It checks your domain name with the configured domain if it matches then it will redirect you to the respective Identity Provider Login page.

  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Domain mapping form
  • This is how the login screen would appear after enabling domain mapping.
2) Based on Group Mapping
  • In SSO configuration tab, navigate to SSO Redirection and choose Groups option from dropdown.
  • Now, you need to add Group name against each IDP.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Group Mapping
  • After enabling Group Mapping, it allows SSO only for those users whose group matches with the specified one.

Single Sign-On using Group mapping

  • Enter the username. It checks for your group name and will redirect you to the respective Identity Provider Login page.

  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Group mapping form
  • This is how the login screen would appear after enabling group mapping.
  • Go to SSO Redirection Tab.
  • Set button text for login page using Login Button Text
  • Enable Auto-redirect to IDP if you want to force users to login only using IDP.
  • In Logout Redirection, Set Logout URL or Logout Template to redirect users after logout action.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Connector for Crowd and Confluence, Button and logout settings



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