Single Sign-On For Telstra

Single Sign-On For Telstra

miniOrange + Telstra

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.

Telstra has an environment where all the users were stored in a centralized system ‘IDP’. It has multiple internal applications. It also has each of its servers Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo for which user permissions were stored in Crowd’s user groups/directories and handled by multiple administrators.

Telstra was looking for a Single Sign-On solution for all internal as well as Atlassian applications where they wanted to authenticate/login users with centralized/external IDP while ensuring that the users permission for the Atlassian suite of applications will still be managed by Crowd. Telstra came to know about our mo Crowd SAML SSO plugin and they reached out to us for possible solutions.

Solutions We Provided to Telstra:

miniOrange provided the "Crowd SAML SSO” plugin and “Crowd SSO connectors” plugin which expands the SAML SSO functionality from Crowd to its connected Atlassian applications. It allows users to enable SAML Authentication from any SAML compliant IDP, where SAML SSO requests and responses to and from IDP will pass via the Crowd server. The IDP will perform user authentication and user permissions can still be controlled using Crowd.

miniOrange successfully developed the connector exactly as Telstra required i.e. “Crowd SAML SSO and its connector add-ons for Atlassian applications”. By fulfilling the requirements of Telstra we were able to include them in our journey of innovations. Being a software security company we know the importance of organization security and hence build secure quality products for our clients along with world-class support.

Key benefits of the solution to Telstra :

  • User can access multiple internal as well as Atlassian applications using the same credentials.
  • Users are automatically signed into Crowd as well as connected to the Atlassian Applications.
  • The users permission for the Atlassian suite of applications is still being managed by administrators from the Crowd Server.
  • This made it easy as the user is not required to keep multiple credentials to access the applications.

What does miniOrange provide on the crowd server?

miniOrange provides secure access to Crowd for enterprises, full control over access of applications, and Single Sign On (SSO) into Crowd with one set of login credentials.

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 the Crowd Server.

The Crowd Server is integrated with Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo and Fisheye in a single server through Crowd SSO connectors for Atlassian applications. This allows any user landing on these applications to be authenticated from the Crowd server. The crowd server was made responsible for SAML authentication from IDP, session management, as well as user and group management. Owing to which we were able to meet the expectations of Telstra and became the first in the market to provide these add-ons together. 

SAML Single Sign on for Crowd has the best SSO features that work with all Identity Providers. Users can sign into Crowd Server with theirSAML 2.0 capable Identity Provider. We support all known IdPs such as Google Apps, ADFS, Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce, Shibboleth, SimpleSAMLphp, OpenAM, Centrify, Ping, RSA, IBM, Oracle, Bitium, WSO2, NetIQ, miniOrange, etc.


For Telstra, our product proved to be the best. 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).