In delegated authentication, Jive delegates
authentication to your user identity provider.
Note: For information on building
delegated authentication support for your user identity provider, see Jive Delegated Authentication in the Jive
Fastpath: Admin Console: People > Settings >
Delegated Authentication Settings
Use the following high-level steps to understand the configuration process. The sections
below provide more information on the settings themselves.
Select the Enable Delegated Authentication check box to reveal other
Under Services, select the services for which you want authentication
Under Options, select optional features to go along with authentication.
Under Service Location, enter the URL at which your authentication web
service can be found.
Test communication from the application to your web service.
Enter a user name and password that will provide access to the web service.
Enter the IP address for this community.
Click Perform Test.
This section lists services provided by the application, and which can require
authentication for access. In other words, each of these represents a point of
access for users. Select the services whose authentication requests should be
delegated to the authentication provider you're describing in configuration
Web interface -- The application's browser-based user interface. This is what
your users will likely use most often.
Mobile integration -- Access via a mobile device, such as the iPhone. Note that
this option has been deprecated as of Jive v5.0. To enable
delegated authentication for the Mobile plugin, select the Web interface
Web services -- Access via SOAP- or REST-based web services.
RSS feeds -- Access via RSS/Atom calls, such as from a feed aggregator.
These are optional actions you can have the delegated authentication feature perform.
Auto-create users -- Select this to have the application create internal user
accounts for users it authenticates with your identity provider, but who aren't
represented in the application's database yet.
Synchronize profile fields -- Select this to synchronize user profiles between
the application's profile data and profile data stored by your identity
The service address is the location at which to find your authentication web service.
Username -- A user name known to the user identity provider.
Password -- The password for the username provided.
Source IP -- An optional field if your authentication web service will evaluate
the IP address of the incoming request. For example, you might use this if you
anticipate allowing access from only one IP address and you want to test that