Single Sign-On For Activision

Single Sign-On For Activision

miniOrange + Activision

Activision Publishing Inc. is an american video game company based in Santa Monica California and is one of the largest third-party video game publishers in the world and was the top United States publisher in 2016.

Activision wanted a solution that enabled them to manage all their users from one central location. The advantage of this is that from an administrative point of view, this would greatly reduce the overhead of monitoring and managing users and their access to the entire suite of Atlassian applications. They also requested a feature where users will be able to login with a custom LDAP attribute, instead of the basic username/email option provided by Atlassian out of the box.

In addition to the basic SSO functionality, Activision also wished to modify the login pages for the Atlassian applications. The miniOrange SAML plugins provide a feature where a customized login template can be enabled to enhance end user experience.

Solutions We Provided to Activision:

Jira and Confluence Server instances do not support SSO functionality by default, so miniOrange provided the Jira SAML SSO and Confluence SAML SSO plugins which allow users to perform SAML based authentication from any SAML 2.0 compliant IDP, with a special feature for admins that lets them control how the login page will look like to the end users.

How does it work?

miniOrange SAML Single Sign On (SSO) Add-On acts as a SAML Service Provider which can be configured to establish the trust between the Atlassian applications and a SAML capable Identity Provider, to securely authenticate the user to application.

Along with the many SSO and security related features, miniOrange SAML allows admins to customize their Atlassian application's login page. So using this functionality Activision has added their own personalized login page which enhances their end-user experience and also simultaneously allows the Admin to control the user’s login flow.

The miniOrange SAML Single Sign add-ons for Jira and Confluence provide the best and latest SSO features. The add-ons work with all SAML 2.0 compliant Identity Providers which includes Google Apps, ADFS, Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, Shibboleth, SimpleSAMLphp, OpenAM, Centrify, Ping, RSA, IBM, Oracle, Bitium, WSO2, NetIQ, miniOrange, etc.

Key benefits of the solution to Activision :

  • User can access multiple Atlassian applications using the same credentials.
  • Users are automatically signed into the Atlassian Applications.
  • Administrators can choose a custom attribute which users will be logged in, instead of username or email.
  • The user’s application access permissions for the entire suite of Atlassian applications are still being managed by system admins, but instead of managing permissions for each applications individually they can be managed centrally from the IDP.
  • This made it easy as the user is not required to keep multiple credentials to access the applications.
  • Admins can customize login page as per their need for better user experience.

Activision was provided with a solution that ticked all of their boxes. What about you? If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us at or call us at +1 978 658 9387 to find an answer to your question about Single Sign-On(SSO).