SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Into Bamboo Using Ping One

Bamboo SAML app gives the ability to enable SAML Single Sign On for Bamboo Software. Bamboo Software is compatible with all SAML Identity Providers. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between Bamboo and Ping One. By the end of this guide, Ping One users should be able to login and register to Bamboo Software.


To configure Pingone integration with Bamboo SAML Single Sign On/SSO, you need the following items:

  • Bamboo should be installed and configured(supported version Bamboo Server 5.13.1 - 6.10.4)
  • Bamboo Server is https enabled.
  • Admin credentials are set up in Bamboo .
  • Valid Bamboo Server Licence.

Download And Installation

  • Log into your Bamboo 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 Bamboo SAML Single Sign On/SSO via search.
  • Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Bamboo SAML Single Sign On/SSO.
  • Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
  • Click Apply license.
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Step 1: Setup Ping One as Identity Provider

    All the information required to configure the Ping One i.e. plugin’s metadata is given in the Service Provider Info tab of the miniOrange plugin.

  • Login to your Ping One environment as the administrator. Click on your ProfileAdmin.
  • Go to ApplicationsAdd ApplicationNew SAML Application.
  • Enter the application details and click Continue to Next Step. Application Name, Application Description, and Category are required fields. For logos and icons, PNG is the only supported graphics format.
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miniorange img Provide the SAML configuration details for the application.

    1.Signing. In the dropdown list, select the signing certificate you want to use.

    2.SAML Metadata. Click Download to retrieve the SAML metadata for Ping One. This supplies the Ping    One connection information to the application.

    3.Protocol Version. Select the SAML protocol version appropriate for your application.

    4.Upload Metadata. Click Choose File to upload the application’s metadata file. The entries for ACS URL    and Entity ID will then be supplied for you. If you do not upload the application metadata, you will need    to enter this information manually. When you are manually assigning an Entity ID value, the Entity ID    must be unique, unless you are assigning the Entity ID value for a private, managed application (an    application that is supplied and configured by a PingOne for Enterprise administrator, rather than by an    SP).

    5.Single Logout Endpoint. The URL to which our service will send the SAML Single Logout (SLO) request    using the Single Logout Binding Type that you select).

    6.Single Logout Response Endpoint. The URL to which your service will send the SLO Response.

    7.Single Logout Binding Type. Select the binding type (Redirect or POST) to use for SLO.

    8.Primary Verification Certificate. Click Choose File to upload the primary public verification certificate    to use for verifying the SP signatures on SLO requests and responses.

    9.Signing Algorithm. Use the default value or select the algorithm to use from the dropdown list.


        I.Encrypt Assertion. If selected, the assertions PingOne sends to the SP for the application will   be encrypted.

        II.Encryption Certificate: Upload the certificate from miniOrange plugin to use to encrypt the    assertions.

        III.Encryption Algorithm: Choose the algorithm to use for encrypting the assertions. We    recommend AES_256 (the default), but you can select AES_128 instead.

        IV.Transport Algorithm: The algorithm used for securely transporting the encryption key.    Currently, RSA-OAEP is the only transport algorithm supported.

        V.Force Re-authentication. If selected, users having a current, active SSO session will be    re- authenticated by the identity bridge to establish a connection to this application.

  • Click Continue to Next Step. The SSO Attribute Mapping page is displayed.
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<li>In the <b>Attribute Mapping</b>, Modify or add any attribute mappings as necessary for the application.</li>
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  • The summary information for the application configuration is then displayed on a new page and the new SAML application is added to your My Applications list.

Step 2: Setup Bamboo as Service Provider

Configuring Single IDP

With the information you have been given by your IDP team, you can configure IDP settings in 3 ways:

A. By Metadata URL

  • Click on Import from Metadata in Configure IDP tab
  • Select IDP: Import From Metadata URL
  • Enter IDP metadata URL: Enter your metadata URL
  • If your IDP changes certificates at intervals, you can select Refresh metadata periodically. Select 5 minutes for the best results.
  • Click Import

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B. By uploading Metadata XML file

  • Click on Import from Metadata in Configure IDP tab
  • Select IDP: Import from Metadata File
  • Upload metadata file
  • Click Import

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C. Manual Configuration

Go to Configure IDP tab and enter the following details

  • IDP Entity ID
  • Single Sign On URL
  • Single Logout URL
  • X.509 Certificate
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Configure New IDP

If you already have one IDP & you are looking to add Second IDP then you can do it by performing the following steps.

  • Navigate to Configure IDP tab.
  • Click on Add new IDP.
  • It will present a blank form & you can configure new IDP using steps from Single IdP Setup.
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Configure multiple IDPs

If you have configured more than two IDPs then it will show you the list of IDP that you have configured with Bamboo.

Click on Add new IdP button for adding new IDP on Bamboo. The steps for adding new IDP will remain the same.

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An operation that you can perform with List of IdPs page.

  • Add / delete Identity Provider.
  • Test Connection between bamboo & IdP by click on Test button for respective IDP.
  • Edit the IdP configuration by clicking on the Edit button.
  • You can allow an only specific set of users to access Bamboo by using Domain Mapping.

Single Sign-On with Multiple Identity Provider(IDP)

Select your IdP from the list. It will redirect you to selected IdP login page.

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Configure Domain Mapping

You can enable domain mapping using Use Domain Mapping option.
Once enable it, you need add domain name against each IDP.
After enabling Domain Mapping it allows SSO only for those users whose domain matches with the specified one.

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Single Sign-On using Domain mapping

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

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This is how the login screen would appear after enabling domain mapping.

Step 3: Setting up Bamboo user profile attributes

    We will be setting up user profile attributes for Bamboo. If your users are stored in a directory that is Read Only, please check Disable Attribute Mapping in User Profile tab and follow steps given in Matching a User.

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    a. Finding correct attributes
  • Go to Configure IDP tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
  • You will see all the values returned by your IDP to Bamboo in a table. If you don't see value for First Name, Last Name, Email or Username, make the required settings in your IDP to return this information.
  • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, keep the window open and go to User Profile tab.
  • b. Setting profile attributes
  • In this tab, fill the values by matching the name of the attribute. For instance, if the Attribute Name in the Test Configuration window is NameID, enter NameID against Username
  • Setting up both Username and Email is required if you want to let users register. If you want existing users to the only login, configure the attribute using which you will match the user in Bamboo.
  • c. Matching a User
    When the user logs into Bamboo, one of the user's data/attribute coming in from the IDP is used to search the user in Bamboo. This is used to detect the user in bamboo and log in the user to the same account.
  • Go to User Profile tab
  • Select Username or Email for Login/Search Bamboo user account by
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Username or Email using Finding Correct Attributes

Step 4: Assigning groups to users

    We will be setting up user group attributes for Bamboo. If your users are stored in a directory that is Read Only, please check Disable Group Mapping in User Groups tab and skip to Setting default group.

    a. Finding Group Attribute
  • Just like we found Attribute Name for User Profile attributes, we find group attribute.
  • Go to Configure IDP tab. Scroll down and click on Test Configuration.
  • You will see all the values returned by your IDP to Bamboo in a table. If you don't see value with groups, make the required settings in your IDP to return group names.
  • Once you see all the values in Test Configuration, keep the window open and go to User Groups tab.
  • Enter the Attribute Name of group against Group Attribute
  • At the bottom of the page, all groups in Bamboo are shown. You can map groups in IDP which correspond to bamboo groups.
  • If you want user mapping to work for only limited groups in Bamboo, check the option Update User Groups

  • b. Setting default group
  • Select Default Group to assign SSO users. Recommended to set up the groups needed to access the application.
  • You can enable default groups for all users or new user using the option. Select None if you don't want to assign any default group to SSO users.Enable Default Groups for.

Step 5: SSO Settings

    The settings in SSO Settings tab define the user experience for Single Sign On.
    a. Sign In Settings
  • Set Enable SSO for Bamboo Server to allow SSO for Bamboo users.
  • Set button text for button on login page using Login Button Text
  • Set redirect URL after login using Relay State. Keep this empty for coming back to the same page user started from
  • Enable Auto-redirect to IDP if you want to allow users to login only using IDP. Enable backdoor for emergency

  • b. Custom Login Template
    Design your own login template that will be used to intitate SSO.

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    c. Sign Out Settings
    Set Logout URL or Logout Template to redirect users after logout action.

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    d. SSO Error Settings
    Set error template to redirect users to a custom error page instead of login page. Use this if you have Auto-redirect to IDP enabled.

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    e. Advance SSO Settings
  • Allow Users to Change Password: Disable if you don't want user to chnage their local bamboo credential.
  • Remember me cokies: If enabled, user stays logged in until user explicitly logs out.
  • Validate IDP's SAML Response: Configure time difference(in minute) here In case Bamboo server time is not in sync with your IDP's time.

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