SAML Single Sign On Setup Guides for SAML SSO Current: Okta Okta In this page you can learn how to integrate Okta with your Atlassian applications (like Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket) using our SAML SSO apps. This plugin provides immediate access to the Atlassian stack to your end users and a consistent log in experience.If you need help or have questions with Okta or with a different Identity Provider, you can contact us via our help desk or book a free screen share session at https://resolution.de/go/calendly.Similar guides for most Identity Providers can be found on the left panel of this documentation.Step-by-Step Guides for integrating Okta with SAML2 Based on your user provisioning requirements, pick one of the following step-by-step guides.In most cases, we recommend using Okta with User Sync.Okta with User SyncSetting up User synchronization with Okta, as well as authentication via SAML 2.0Okta with Just-In-Time ProvisioningSetting up authentication via SAML 2.0 with Okta and using Just-in-Time Provisioning to create/ update user accounts during login. This method enables the values contained in the SAML attributes.Okta with Manual ProvisioningSetting up authentication via SAML 2.0 with Okta for users that already exist in the Atlassian product.Some important notes:Step-by-Step Guides for integrating Okta with OpenID Connect Okta with User SyncSetting up User synchronization with Okta, as well as authentication via SAML 2.0Okta with Just-In-Time ProvisioningSetting up authentication via SAML 2.0 with Okta and using Just-in-Time Provisioning to create/ update user accounts during login. This method enables the values contained in the SAML attributes.Okta with Manual ProvisioningSetting up authentication via SAML 2.0 with Okta for users that already exist in the Atlassian product.Some important notes:Which Step-by-Step Guide you should pick? Depending on your Atlassian products and how you want to manage users, you can choose from different user provisioning models. We recommend using User Sync since it is easy to set up and maintain. Most customers with the goal of automating access management pick this method.User Sync can also be used to migrate existing users from other directories, without breaking references to tickets, pages, repositories, etc.You can take a look at this article for reference. Don't hesitate to reach out, if you need help with that.In general, with Okta we support the following methods for user provisioning:User Sync - allows to sync users periodically from Okta, but also when they log in for the first time into your Atlassian product. See our detailed article for User Sync.Just in Time Provisioning - allows to create and update users on the fly when they log in. See our detailed article for JIT.For Manual User Management, the administrator has to create and update users on Okta and your Atlassian product manually. We do not recommend it. See our article for Manual User Management.Overview of the different approaches to integrate users from an Okta cloud directoryModel/FunctionAdmin Effort Pros and Feature Highlights ConsUser SyncLowUses Okta API to perform regular syncUsers and groups created & updated shortly after done in OktaUsers in the Atlassian application can be disabled as a result of the sync, saving licensesAdditional attributes can be written to Jira user propertiesIdentity Provider must have a public APIJust in Time ProvisioningMediumCreates & Updates users based on information in the SAML Response during LoginUsers are only created on their first Login.Users & Groups are updated only during SAML authenticationUsers can't be deactivatedManual User ManagementHigh No initial configuration is required to provision usersNo sync between Okta and Atlassian application happensNeeds manual maintenance of two user bases (or is done via custom developments)Differences with free Okta plugins for an Jira and Confluence on premiseOur SAML SSO apps are the most popular method to integrate Okta with Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket. Customers can also create a Jira Okta integration or a Confluence Okta integration with the free plugins published by Okta. However, these plugins are not fully maintained and have very limited functionality, mostly limited to authenticating all the users.On the contrary:Our plugins are fully supported and compatible with all the newest versions of Atlassian applicationsWe conduct state of the art tests to ensure that our products have no security loopholes, and provide immediate fixes when such a loophole is identifiedOur customers enjoy a great freedom to decide how they want to configure Single Sign On to best meet their requirements – no matter how intricate or complexLastly, users can easily be provisioned, updated and deprovisioned directly from Okta once it has been integrated with your Atlassian tools SAML Single Sign-On is available for Atlassian Server & Atlassian Data Center products. Our Jira Data Center, Confluence Data Center, Bitbucket Data Center, Jira Server, Confluence Server, Bitbucket Server and other apps are all available on the Atlassian Marketplace.