SAML Single Sign On (SSO) into Jenkins

Jenkins SAML Single Sign On app gives you the ability to enable Single Sign-On through SAML 2.0 for Jenkins. This app is compatible with all SAML 2.0 Identity Providers.


Here is a list of providers we have already tested with: Identity Provider setup


If you don't find your IDP listed and your application supports SAML 2.0 as an Identity Provider, you can follow the guide given below to enable SSO into Jenkins using your application.

Step 1: Setup Identity Provider to enable saml for your module.

Pre-requisite: You will need SAML information from your IDP to configure this app. Please get SAML metadata from your Identity Provider. If your IDP does not have a metadata URL or XML, please ask for the following information:

  1. Issuer/ Entity ID.
  2. SAML Login URL.
  3. SAML Logout URL (only if you want users to logout from IDP when they logout from atlassian application. eg.Jira).
  4. X.509 Certificate.
  5. NameID format (optional).
  6. SAML Login binding type (optional).
  7. SAML Logout binding type (optional).


  • Provide setup information to your Identity Provider so that they can configure atlassian application as a SAML Service Provider for your account. You can provide them the SAML metadata URL or SAML related information. We have given more information on how you can get each one of them below.
  • Go to Service Provider Info and give the link shown below to your Identity Provider. When you click on the link, you will be able to view the metadata for the SAML Single Sign On app.
  • SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using Identity Provider, Service Provider's Metadata Link

  • If the Identity Provider does not accept metadata, you can give them SAML information manually. Go to Service Provider Info tab and get the following information.
  • SP Entity ID / Issuer This value contains unique identifier for your Atlassian application.
    ACS URL This is the URL the IdP will return SAML authentication requests to.
    Single Logout URL This will terminate all server sessions established via SAML SSO.
    Audience URI IdP will prepare SAML authentication requests for.
    Recipient URL IdP will return SAML authentication requests to.
    Destination URL IdP will return SAML authentication requests to.
    Certificate This Certificate is used validate SAML request and used to decrypt encrypted SAML assertions from the IDP.
    SAML Single Sign On (SSO) using Identity Provider, SP Endpoints to configured manually

Step 2: Download and install the plugin in Jenkins.

    To Setup the miniorange saml SP plugin follow the path:

  • Login to your Jenkins Admin Account.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on manage jenkins-1
  • Go to Manage Jenkins option from the left pane, and open Manage Plugins tab.
  •  sso saml jenkins single sign onmanage plugins-2
  • Go to the advanced tab and upload the hpi file.
  •  sso saml jenkins single sign onupload plugin-3
  • Follow the instructions shown on screen and restart the Jenkins.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on install plugins-4

Step 3: Activate the plugin

  • Open Manage Jenkins and select Configure Global Security.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on configure security-5
  • Set the Security Realm as miniorange SAML 2.0.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on security realm-6
  • Make sure that Enable Security checkbox is checked.
SP Configurations
You can configure SP settings in IDP in 2 ways:

  • By uploading Metadata XML file
  • Manual Configuration
A. By uploading Metadata XML file

  • Click on Service Provider Metadata in SP Configuration section.
  • Metadata xml file will be downloaded.
  • Use this file to setup IDP.
B. Manual Configuration

  • To Configure SP Settings at IDP copy below URL and paste in respective fields at IDP end.
    • SP Entity ID: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • Audience URI: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • ACS URL: https://your-jenkins-domain/securityRealm/moSamlAuth
    •  sso saml jenkins single sign on SP Configuration Jenkins
IDP Configuration

To Configure IDP enter the following details and press apply and save the settings.

  • IDP Entity ID
  • Single Sign On URL
  • Name ID Format
  • X.509 Certificate
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User Profile Configuration

  • Select Username or Email for Login Jenkins account by:
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Username in Username Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Email in Email Attribute textbox.
  • Select the checkbox Apply regex Pattern to the UserNameif the userID returned from SAML is not same as username of Jenkins.
  • Enter the regular expression in REGEX Pattern textbox. It will be applied on user ID from SAML Response and will convert it into the username same as Jenkins. For example, you can use regular expression ^.*?(?=@) to extract demo from username demo@example.com
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on User Profile Jenkins


Advanced Configurations

  • Select the Do you want to create a new users? to allow user creation through SAML.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on Advanced Configuration Jenkins


SP Configurations
You can configure SP settings in IDP in 2 ways:

  • By uploading Metadata XML file
  • Manual Configuration
A. By uploading Metadata XML file

  • Click on Service Provider Metadata in SP Configuration section.
  • Metadata xml file will be downloaded.
  • Use this file to setup IDP.
B. Manual Configuration

  • To Configure SP Settings at IDP copy below URL and paste in respective fields at IDP end.
    • SP Entity ID: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • Audience URI: https://your-jenkins-domain
    • ACS URL: https://your-jenkins-domain/securityRealm/moSamlAuth
    • sso saml jenkins single sign on SP Configuration Jenkins
IDP Configuration

To Configure IDP enter the following details and press apply and save the settings.

  • IDP Entity ID
  • Single Sign On URL
  • Single Logout URL
  • Name ID Format
  • X.509 Certificate
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on idp Configuration Jenkins

User Profile Configuration

  • Select Username or Email for Login Jenkins account by:
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Username in Username Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to Email in Email Attribute textbox.
  • Enter the attribute name from IDP which corresponds to full name in Full Name Attribute.
  • Select the checkbox Apply regex Pattern to the UserNameif the userID returned from SAML is not same as username of Jenkins.
  • Enter the regular expression in REGEX Pattern textbox. It will be applied on user ID from SAML Response and will convert it into the username same as Jenkins. For example, you can use regular expression ^.*?(?=@) to extract demo from username demo@example.com
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on User Profile Jenkins


Advanced Configurations

  • Select the Do you want signed requests? to send signed login and logout requests. Requests will be signed using public certificate from option Download SP Certificate in SP Configuration section.
  • Select the Do you want to create a new users? to allow user creation through SAML.
  • Select the Do you want to update Attributes of Existing Users? to update attributes of existing user's each time they sign in Jenkins through SSO.
  • To Add custom AttributeS select Add option.
    • Set Attribute Name as the one set in IDP eg. lname
    • Set display name in user proprties as one you want it appear in jenkins user's config.xml file and in user's configure tab.
  • To assign default group to users created through SSO add group name in Assign group to new Users option. Multiple groups can be added using ,(Comma) separater
  • If Do you want to disable Default login option is enabled, any unauthenticated user trying to access the default Jenkins login page will get redirected to the IDP login page for authentication. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to the Jenkins base URL.
  • Copy backdoor URL and save it for emergency.
  • sso saml jenkins single sign on Advanced Configuration Jenkins




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