Configuring Delegated Authentication

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 Community.
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.

  1. Select the Enable Delegated Authentication check box to reveal other configuration options.
  2. Under Services, select the services for which you want authentication delegated.
  3. Under Options, select optional features to go along with authentication.
  4. Under Service Location, enter the URL at which your authentication web service can be found.
  5. Test communication from the application to your web service.
    1. Enter a user name and password that will provide access to the web service.
    2. Enter the IP address for this community.
    3. 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 here.


These are optional actions you can have the delegated authentication feature perform.

Service Location

The service address is the location at which to find your authentication web service.