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Step By Step Guide for Atlassian CROWD Server Single Sign-On (SSO) using SAML

Step 1: Download and installation

  • Stop Crowd Server.
  • Put the plugin's jar file on plugins directory, sub-directory of your shared Crowd home directory (or the main Crowd directory in versions prior to Crowd 3.0).
  • Restart the Crowd Server.
  • Login to Crowd Admin Console.
  • Click on the admin dropdown and click on miniOrange SAML SSO.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-1

Step 2: Register/Login with miniOrange using addon

  • Click on miniOrange SAML SSO in the admin dropdown.
  • Register with miniOrange using a simple form in add-on.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-2
  • If you are Already Registered with miniOrange, you can direclty login in to the plugin.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-3

Step 3: Verify License Key

  • Enter your license key and click on verify.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-4

Step 4: Configuring the plugin

  • Using IdP information user could add details in Configure SP.
  • Provide the required settings (i.e. IdP Entity ID, IdP Single SignOn Service Url, X.509 certificate) in the plugin and save it OR upload metadata given by the IdP by provinding URL or XML file.
    IdP Entity Id
    Single Sign On URL
    Single Logout URL
    Identity Provider Certificate Upload the certificate downloaded from miniOrange Admin Console
    Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-5

Step 5: Test Configuration

  • Click on the Test Configuration button to perform SSO and fetch user attributes from IdP.
  • The below screenshot shows successful test result.
  • This screenshot shows the attributes that are received and are mapped by attribute mapping.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-6

Step 6: Attribute Mapping

  • Attribute Mapping helps you to get user attributes from your IdP and map them to Crowd user attributes.
  • Please refer to attributes received in successful Test congiguration and use them for Attribute Mapping.
  • In Attribute Mapping, Details like username and NameID as shown in step 4 of Test Successful are mapped to Username and Email respectively.
  • Also Full Name or Separate Name (i.e First and Last Name) attributes are given as options according to Crowd user attributes.
  • While auto registering the users, these attributes will automatically get mapped to your Crowd user details.
  • Clicking Keep Existing User Attributes checkbox will disable attribute mapping for existing users. New users will be created with attribute mapping defined.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-7

Step 7: SSO Sign In Settings

There are different ways to login to your Atlassian Crowd Server:

  • Login Button Text make your organization's SSO easy for Crowd users to recognize.
  • Set Relay State URL to redirect all users to a particular URL after SSO login.
  • You also have option to disable your Crowd login by clicking Disable Crowd Login checkbox. If Crowd Login is disabled, all users will be redirected to IdP for login. Redirect rules for administrator functions are defined by Secure Admin Login Options.
  • Enable backdoor checkbox allows administrators to bypass external authentication and log in with a Crowd administrator using username annd password. Note: a logged-in user cannot access this page, you need to logout to access this.
  • Crowd SAML Single Sign On, SSO-8

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