Configuring authentication for an application link is essentially defining the level of trust between JIRA and another application.

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Choosing Authentication for an Application Link

The level of authentication that you should configure for your application link depends on a number of factors.

Common scenarios include:

The flowchart below provides a guide to what authentication you should configure for your application link.

Read the following topics for information on how to configure authentication for an application link:

Flowchart above: Determining what authentication to configure for an Application Link

Security Implications for each Authentication Type

If you configure Trusted Applications authentication (i.e. both applications fully trust each other and have the same set of users and user names), please be aware of the following security implications:

If you configure OAuth authentication (i.e. both applications fully trust each other but have different sets of users or user names), please be aware of the following security implications:

Screenshot above: Configuring authentication during application link setup

About Primary Authentication Types

About Impersonating and Non-Impersonating Authentication Types