Below, you find information to set up LinkedIn as an identity provider and our SAML SSO apps for Atlassian Data Center and Server products. If you need our help or have questions, you can contact us via our helpdesk or book a free screen share session at

Step-by-Step Guides

Which Step-by-Step Guide should you pick?

Depending on your Atlassian Data Center or Server product, you can choose from different user provisioning models. We recommend using Just-In-Time provisioning since it automatically creates users when they log in.

In general, for Atlassian we support the following ways for user provisioning:

  1. Just in Time Provisioning allows you to create and update users on-the-fly when they log in. 
  2. For Manual User Management, the administrator has to create and update users on your Atlassian Data Center or Server product by hand.
    We do not recommend it. See our article for Manual User Management.

Model/FunctionAdmin EffortPros and Cons
Just in Time Provisioning


  • Creates & Updates users based on information received from the Identity Provider during Login
  • Users are only created on their first Login.
  • Users & Groups are updated only during authentication.
Manual User ManagementHigh 

  • Need to create users before the first login, not recommended due to high effort