Hi, 

i tried many linear combinations of setup options when i tied our JIRA to ldap. 
First it was tied to openldap with user auth only. 
Once we started to use IPA, i changed. Using the base config of FedoraDS 
was chosen becuase IPA is based on it as well. We don't want any of our 
service actively modifying ldap, so read-only posix schema was the choice. 

As for group matching. Accounts tree will not work, don't know why, it 
just did not work for us. Use compat tree, it is there for these occasions. 

On the membership schem settings: 
Group member attribute: memberUid 
User membership attribute: memberOf 
Use the user membership attribute: no tick 

For this setup you need a service user, because memberUid attributes of users 
are not visible for a single user in the ldap schema - don't remember why. 
We needed that for user filter as well, so we have chosen to use it this way. 



Sándor Juhász 
System Administrator 
ChemAxon Ltd . 
Building Hx, GraphiSoft Park, Záhony utca 7, Budapest, Hungary, H-1031 
Cell: +36704258964 


From: "Christopher Lamb" <christopher.l...@ch.ibm.com> 
To: "Martin Kosek" <mko...@redhat.com>, "Brian Topping" 
<brian.topp...@gmail.com>, "Sandor Juhasz" <sjuh...@chemaxon.com> 
Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com 
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:55:15 PM 
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] LDAP authentication for JIRA using FreeIPA 

Hi All 

Thanks to Brian and Sandor for their input so far - this gives me another 
approach to try. 

>From my side this is a work-in-progress report: we have got something 
working, but are not quite happy with it. 

Stepping back a bit: I suspect there are a number of integration approaches 
that may (or may not) work. Atlassian offer several default ldap 
configurations inc. the FedoraDS mentioned by Sando. Probably several of 
these can be massaged / bullied to work with FreeIPA with varying degrees 
of effort / pain. 

There seem also to be several possible integration use-cases, ranging from 
full bidirectional replication of ldap users and groups down to simple 
"read-only* authentication only. 

In our case we want to take a simple approach: in fact we have tried 2 
methods so far. 

1) We first tried a one-way replication of FreeIPA users and groups to 
JIRA, as described here: 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Connecting+to+an+LDAP 
+Directory 

We used the "A generic LDAP directory server" standard config with some 
values changed for the FreeIPA equivalents. 

While we were successfully able to connect from JIRA to FreeIPA, and users 
replicated across, groups did not - it failed at the point of group 
membership. Also the users could not login (but that is maybe because - 
from a JIRA point of view - the users had no groups). 

We did not spend long on this approach, so it is possible that with a 
little more tweaking we could get it to work. 


2) We next tried an even simpler approach - using LDAP only for 
authentication. 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Connecting+to+an+Internal 
+Directory+with+LDAP+Authentication 

Under this approach, when a user first tries to logon to JIRA the user is 
authenticated and replicated to JIRA. Groups remain local the JIRA 
directory (although a default group e.g. jira-users can be setup.) 

This approach is suitable when only a subset of LDAP users need JIRA 
access. Being one-way there should be no danger of JIRA screwing the LDAP. 

While we can successfully authenticate FreeIPA users (and thus login and 
work in JIRA) with this approach, so far we have not been able to get the 
email address to replicate from FreeIPA to JIRA (and without working email 
notifications JIRA is rendered as useful as a chocolate teapot) 

We will continue experimenting (we now have a suggested config from Sandor 
below as a further variant). 

Once we get something satisfactory working I would be pleased to contribute 
to a wiki-page on the topic. 

Cheers 

Chris 




From: Martin Kosek <mko...@redhat.com> 
To: Brian Topping <brian.topp...@gmail.com>, Sandor Juhasz 
<sjuh...@chemaxon.com> 
Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com 
Date: 10.06.2015 12:13 
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] LDAP authentication for JIRA using FreeIPA 
Sent by: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com 



Cool, I am glad you made this working. BTW, would any of you mind 
volunteering 
and helping the FreeIPA community with contributing a HOWTO article on "how 
to 
configure FreeIPA and Jira"? It is still missing in FreeIPA.org wiki. 

All we have right now is the link to this discussion, that Petr Spacek 
added to 
http://www.freeipa.org/page/HowTos#Web_Services 

It would be really nice to also have a real page that others can follow and 
use. 

Thank you! 
Martin 

On 06/10/2015 11:29 AM, Brian Topping wrote: 
> FYI, that mirrors my configuration. Not sure if this was covered 
previously, but for my setup, only JIRA connects to IPA. All the other 
atleasian products contact JIRA for their information. 
> 
> Cheers, Brian 
> 
>> On Jun 10, 2015, at 12:47 AM, Sandor Juhasz <sjuh...@chemaxon.com> 
wrote: 
>> 
>> Hi, 
>> 
>> here are our working configurations. Might be useful. 
>> We use compat tree for auth. 
>> We use user in group matching. 
>> We use group filter for login authorization. 
>> We use FedoraDS as ldap connector on JIRA's side. 
>> We don't use pw change or user create in IPA from JIRA side. 
>> Watch out not to have matching local users/groups or you will suffer 
bigtime. 
>> Initially it was setup not to use ldap groups, but was changed 
afterwards by 
>> creating all new groups in ldap for this purpose and readding the users. 
>> We use ldap service user for binding - 
https://www.freeipa.org/page/Zimbra_Collaboration_Server_7.2_Authentication_and_GAL_lookups_against_FreeIPA
 
. 
>> 
>> Attributes: 
>> "autoAddGroups": "" 
>> "com.atlassian.crowd.directory.sync.currentstartsynctime": "null" 
>> "com.atlassian.crowd.directory.sync.issynchronising": "false" 
>> "com.atlassian.crowd.directory.sync.lastdurationms": "373" 
>> "com.atlassian.crowd.directory.sync.laststartsynctime": "1433920165776" 
>> "crowd.sync.incremental.enabled": "false" 
>> "directory.cache.synchronise.interval": "3600" 
>> "ldap.basedn": "dc=<OURDOMAIN>" 
>> "ldap.connection.timeout": "0" 
>> "ldap.external.id": "" 
>> "ldap.group.description": "description" 
>> "ldap.group.dn": "cn=groups,cn=compat" 
>> "ldap.group.filter": "(&(objectClass=posixgroup)(| 
(cn=<COMPANYGROUP>)(cn=<TEAMGROUPS>)(cn=<JIRAGROUP>)))" 
>> "ldap.group.name": "cn" 
>> "ldap.group.objectclass": "groupOfUniqueNames" 
>> "ldap.group.usernames": "memberUid" 
>> "ldap.local.groups": "false" 
>> "ldap.nestedgroups.disabled": "true" 
>> "ldap.pagedresults": "false" 
>> "ldap.pagedresults.size": "1000" 
>> "ldap.password": ******** 
>> "ldap.pool.initsize": "null" 
>> "ldap.pool.maxsize": "null" 
>> "ldap.pool.prefsize": "null" 
>> "ldap.pool.timeout": "0" 
>> "ldap.propogate.changes": "false" 
>> "ldap.read.timeout": "120000" 
>> "ldap.referral": "false" 
>> "ldap.relaxed.dn.standardisation": "true" 
>> "ldap.roles.disabled": "true" 
>> "ldap.search.timelimit": "60000" 
>> "ldap.secure": "false" 
>> "ldap.url": "ldap://<IPAURL>" 
>> "ldap.user.displayname": "cn" 
>> "ldap.user.dn": "cn=users,cn=accounts" 
>> "ldap.user.email": "mail" 
>> "ldap.user.encryption": "sha" 
>> "ldap.user.filter": 
"(&(objectclass=posixAccount)(memberOf=cn=<JIRAGROUP>,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=<OURDOMAIN>))"
 

>> "ldap.user.firstname": "givenName" 
>> "ldap.user.group": "memberOf" 
>> "ldap.user.lastname": "sn" 
>> "ldap.user.objectclass": "person" 
>> "ldap.user.password": "userPassword" 
>> "ldap.user.username": "uid" 
>> "ldap.user.username.rdn": "" 
>> "ldap.userdn": 
"uid=<OURSERVICEUSER>,cn=sysaccounts,cn=etc,dc=<OURDOMAIN>" 
>> "ldap.usermembership.use": "false" 
>> "ldap.usermembership.use.for.groups": "false" 
>> "localUserStatusEnabled": "false" 
>> 
>> Sándor Juhász 
>> System Administrator 
>> ChemAxon Ltd. 
>> Building Hx, GraphiSoft Park, Záhony utca 7, Budapest, Hungary, H-1031 
>> Cell: +36704258964 
>> 
>> From: "Martin Kosek" <mko...@redhat.com> 
>> To: "Christopher Lamb" <christopher.l...@ch.ibm.com>, 
freeipa-users@redhat.com 
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:22:03 AM 
>> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] LDAP authentication for JIRA using FreeIPA 
>> 
>> On 06/08/2015 06:44 PM, Christopher Lamb wrote: 
>>> 
>>> Hi All 
>>> 
>>> we are interested to know if anybody has succeeded (or for that matter 
>>> failed) in using FreeIPA to provide user authentication for Atlassian 
>>> products such as JIRA or Confluence? 
>>> 
>>> Somewhere in an Atlassian ticket I saw that FreeIPA is not officially 
>>> supported, so I guess that should set our expectations ..... 
>>> 
>>> If anyone has succeeded, then of course any tips on how best to do so 
would 
>>> be fantastic! 
>> 
>> I saw reply in the threads, so it should be covered. 
>> 
>> BTW, please add +1s to respective Jira tickets to add proper FreeIPA 
support. 
>> It would be really cool if Jira would know FreeIPA out of the box and 
could 
>> connect to it natively! 
>> 
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