Confluence and Shibboleth

Peter Schober peter.schober at
Wed Aug 22 11:05:42 EDT 2012

* Abeer Ishtiaq <aishtiaq at> [2012-08-21 23:02]:
> I have confluence and another web application for which I want to
> implement SSO.

Before going any further you'll need to find out whether this "other
web application" can be integrated with SAML (e.g. using Shibboleth)
or with Atlassian's Crowd (the "alternative" to SAML and Shibboleth
mention before. given your environment/constraints).

Otherwise you might end up (i.e., after a lot of work and a steep
learning curve) with Confluence integrated with a SAML SP
authenticating to a SAML IdP (which in turn uses Confluence's
database) but still don't achieve SSO with that other application.

It might be trivial. Or it might not be possible.
Probably somewhere in between.

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