Diagrams of possible configurations for user management
The aim of these diagrams is to help people understand each directory type at a glance. We have kept the diagrams simple and conceptual, with just enough information to be correct.
Some things that we do not attempt to show:
- In most cases, we do not attempt to show that you can have multiple directory types mapped to Jira at the same time. We illustrate that fact in just the first two LDAP diagrams.
- We have not included a diagram for Confluence's legacy connection to Jira database.
- We do not attempt to show all of the possible configurations and layered connections that are available now that you can use Jira as a directory manager.
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Jira internal directory
Diagram above: JIRA using its internal directory for user management.
Jira with read/write connection to LDAP
Diagram above: JIRA connecting to an LDAP directory.
Jira with read-only connection to LDAP, with local groups
Diagram above: JIRA connecting to an LDAP directory with permissions set to read only and local groups.
Jira internal directory with LDAP authentication
Diagram above: JIRA connecting to an LDAP directory for authentication only.
Jira with LDAP authentication, copy users on first login
Diagram above: JIRA connecting to an LDAP directory for authentication only, with each user copied to the internal directory when they first log in to JIRA.
One Jira instance connecting to another
Diagram above: One JIRA site connecting to another for user management. JIRA site 2 does the user management, storing the user data in its internal directory.
Confluence and Jira connecting to Crowd
Diagram above: Confluence, JIRA and other applications connecting to Crowd for user management.
A number of applications connecting to Jira
Diagram above: A number of applications connecting to JIRA (site 2) for user management, with JIRA in turn connecting to an LDAP server.
- Configuring the internal directory
- Connecting to an LDAP directory
- Connecting to an internal directory with LDAP authentication
- Connecting to Crowd or another Jira application for user management
- Managing multiple directories
- Migrating users between user directories
- Synchronizing data from external directories