SSO: Azure AD & Confluence

In this Single Sign On “how to” guide we will look into the steps to integrate Confluence and Azure AD.

Specifically, this blog covers the custom installation of Confluence server. The Atlassian SaaS SSO configuration, which does also include Confluence, is covered in a Microsoft blog.


This guide is compatible with Confluence server version 5.5 or higher. Next you need to make the following preparations:


Azure AD

  • Credentials of an Azure AD Global Admin account.
  • Create an Azure AD group to control access.
  • Create an Azure AD test user.

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SSO: Azure AD & Jenkins

Lately i have configured a lot of Single Sign On (SSO) connections between various applications and Azure Active Directory. Azure Active Directory supports the most common applications out of the box. For these type of applications, the federation is preconfigured and it just requires some tenant specific entries to get things working. The steps to configure this are well documented at this location.

Some applications require some more advanced steps to enable a federation. In this post I will guide you through the setup of  a federation for the Jenkins application.


The setup of the Jenkins Single Sign On configuration requires the following components in the Jenkins and Azure AD configuration:

 Azure AD configuration

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