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.
- 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.
- Enter Crowd Base URL and click on Save.
- Now, all the IdPs are listed that you have configured with SAML SSO Crowd plugin.
- The Enable SSO button is provided for every individual IdP. You can enable SSO for specific IdPs with the help of the buttons.
- If you have only one IDP configured, then you can use the features provided on the SSO Redirection tab and Redirection Rules tab of the plugin to manage the redirection on the login page.
- Enable the Auto Redirect to IDP option on the SSO Redirection tab if you want to allow users to log in only using IDP.
- Use the Emergency/Backdoor Login URL to allow all admins to access the Confluence default login page and log in using Crowd credentials.
- Use the settings given on Redirection Rules tab to redirect the users on login page based on their email domains, groups and directories. This feature is more useful in case you have multiple IDPs configured. Please refer to the next section.
Managing SSO with multiple IDPs
If you have multiple IDPs configured, you can choose how you want your end users to
use these IDPs to perform SSO.
- For example you can
show the buttons for the different IDPs configured on the login page nad let the
IDP to use for SSO.
Or you could force certain users to use a specific IDP based on the domain of their
- You will be able to configure
these rules in the Redirection Rules section, under the Redirection
- By default one rule is always configured that will be applicable to all the users,
their user domains.
For instance, if you want to display the login page with SSO buttons for each of the
Default Rule will be as follows :
- Based on the default rule mentioned above, the login form will contain buttons for
each IDP. The
users will be free to choose
whichever IDP they want to use to initiate SSO.
- You can also configure a rule so that your users will automatically be redirected to
their email domains.
For example, if you want users with example.com as domain to be redirected to
you can add a rule by :
- Click on the Add Rule button in the Redirection
- Enter a name for your rule in Rule Name.
- In the IF statement select Email Domain in
- For the same statement select equals in the second
- In the last field of the IF statement, enter the email
the purpose of this example).
- In the Then Redirect To drop-down, select the IDP you want
example.com to be redirected to(IDP 1 in this case).
- Click on Save.
- When a rule such as an example given above is configured, a login form will be
displayed to the
users where they will have to input
their email address.
Customize your login page
- Go to the Look and Feel tab of the plugin.
- Here, you can design your own login template that will be used to initiate SSO. This will display your customized login page instead of application's default login page.
If you are looking for anything which you cannot find, please drop us an email on email@example.com