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JIRA 7 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Patrick Li

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Integrating and importing users from LDAP

By default, JIRA manages its users and groups internally. Most organizations today often use LDAP such as Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for centralized user management, and you can integrate JIRA with LDAP. JIRA supports many different types of LDAP, including AD, OpenLDAP, and more.

There are two options to integrate JIRA with LDAP. In this recipe, we will explore the first option by using an LDAP Connector, and we will look at the second option in the next recipe, Integrating with LDAP for authentication only.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need to have an LDAP server up and running. You need to make sure that the JIRA server is able to access the LDAP server and there are no glitches; for example, ...

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