Connecting to LDAP

Jira supports a wide range of LDAP servers, including Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP, and the Novell eDirectory server. If a particular LDAP is not listed as one of the options, then we also have a Generic Directory Server option.

When using the AD/LDAP connector directory type, you can choose to connect with one of the permission options:

  • Read only: Jira cannot make any modifications to the LDAP server.
  • Read only, with local groups: Information retrieved from LDAP will be read-only, but you can also add users to groups created within Jira. These changes will not be reflected in LDAP.
  • Read/Write: Jira will be able to retrieve and make changes to the LDAP server.

The Read only option is the most common option, as ...

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