Connecting to an LDAP directory server is useful if your users and groups are stored in a corporate directory. In this scenario, the directory is set as read only with local groups. The method described below works only with Atlassian Data Center and Server license, but there is also a solution available for Atlassian Cloud [link].

Architecture

Atlassian application connecting to an LDAP directory with permissions set to read only and local groups.

Components

For integrating Atlassian Server products with LDAP-based authentication services, no extra components in addition to LDAP directory server is needed. Atlassian provides built-in connectors for the most popular LDAP directory servers:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Apache Directory Server (ApacheDS)
  • Apple Open Directory
  • Fedora Directory Server
  • Novell eDirectory
  • OpenDS
  • OpenLDAP
  • OpenLDAP Using Posix Schema
  • Posix Schema for LDAP
  • Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE)
  • A generic LDAP directory server

Work estimate

Integrating a Atlassian Data Center product with existing LDAP services such as Eficode ROOT Team Management or Microsoft Active Directory takes around a day to complete in best-case scenario. This is usually implemented as part of setup fee as basic integration.