2.2 Configure JIRA to use Crowd's Authenticator to enable SSO (Optional)
At this stage, JIRA is set up for centralized authentication. If you wish, you can now enable single sign-on (SSO) to JIRA. This will ensure that JIRA's authentication and access request calls will be performed using Seraph.
Note: if you are migrating/upgrading a JIRA instance that already uses Crowd, you will need to merge these files (not overwrite them).
- If JIRA is running, shut it down first.
JIRA/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/seraph-config.xmlfile. Comment out the
Uncomment the line that contains the new authenticator:
- Copy the
JIRA/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/crowd.properties. Change the following properties:
The application name must match the name that you specified when you defined the application in Crowd (see Step 1 above).
The password must match the one that you specified when you defined the application in Crowd (see Step 1 above).
If your Crowd server's port is configured differently from the default (i.e. 8095), set it accordingly.
crowd.base.url must be the same URL used to access Crowd in your Browser.
Set to 0, if you want authentication checks to occur on each request. Otherwise set to the number of minutes between request to validate if the user is logged in or out of the Crowd SSO server. Setting this value to 1 or higher will increase the performance of Crowd's integration.
You can read more about optional settings in the crowd.properties file.
2.3 (Optional) Disable the Auto-Complete Function in JIRA's User Picker
To improve performance on page-loading in JIRA, we recommend that you disable the auto-complete function in JIRA's 'User Picker' popup screens. Follow the instructions in the JIRA documentation.
More information: In our experience, disabling this feature in JIRA helps performance for customers with extremely large user bases. If you leave this feature enabled and have adequate performance results in JIRA, feel free to leave it enabled.