Two-Factor Authentication for JIRA Cloud Setups

Protect your Cloud JIRA Account with on-premise two-factor authentication from SecSign ID with the Atlassian Identity Manager

The perfect solution to upgrade your Cloud Atlassian setup with on-premise security

Simply integrate the SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication plugin and offer your users secure authentication with your JIRA cloud system, including convenient SSO setups. Connect your on-premise directory service for simple user management and added two-factor authentication security.

Use SecSign ID JIRA two factor authentication for your JIRA account to securely protect all your data in the cloud. Works for iOS or Android mobile devices as well as for desktop.


Find out why our Two-Factor Authentication is the best, some key-facts for developers and why you should upgrade to SecSign for your business.

Learn more about the options of on-premise use and your own customized ID App in your corporate design.

Download the plugin as cloud version for a free and convenient protection.

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    JIRA is a web application for operational project management as well as for error management and troubleshooting. It was developed by the company Atlassian. JIRA has comprehensive features and a high adaptability. Thus, the functionality of JIRA can be optionally expanded or adapted by using plugins (add-on’s).

    By adding SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication the login is protected from hacker attacks while offering a convenient login experience for the user.
    For on-premise JIRA protection without SAML please refer to our guide on the integration of our SecSign ID on-premise JIRA plugin.
    JIRA on-premise protection
    To add on-premise authentication protection to your on-premise Atlassian setup with SAML, please refer to our SAML integration information for on-premise setups.
    SAML JIRA on-premise protection

    Questions? Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help setting up your SecSign ID plugin or to request a plugin for a not yet supported environment.

    1. Pre-requirements

    To use the SecSign ID SAML Two-Factor Authentication with your Cloud JIRA Setup you need to activate the Atlassian Identity Manager. Please refer to the Atlassian guide on how to opt-in to using the Identity Manager.

    Once you verified your Domain you can go ahead and activate the SAML Authentication with SecSign ID.

    2. Atlassian Settings

    Open to your Atlassian Jira Backend and navigate to [ your Organization ] > SAML Single-Sign On > Add SAML configuration

    Enter the following parameter:

    Identity provider Entity ID: [ your SecSign ID server address ] for example https://admin.secsign.com/SAML_Login

    Identity provider SSO URL: [ your SecSign ID server address ] for example https://admin.secsign.com/SAML_Login

    To enter the public x509 certificate navigate to your SecSign ID Administrator Backend and select the user that holds the certificate to sign.
    For an overview of the users holding a certificate navigate to “Certificate user” in your SecSign ID Administrator Backend and select details for our URL, in this case *.secsign.com
    Expand the certificate by selecting the triangle at the certificate. Copy the Certificate PEM encoded in your clipboard and switch back to the Atlassian Backend settings.

    Public x509 certificate: Copy the PEM Certificate from the SecSign ID Administrator Backend

    Save the configuration.

    2. SecSign ID Administrator Settings

    Create a new SAML-Service-Provider in your SecSign ID Administrator page.

    Enter the following parameter:

    Service Provider Issuer: Copy the SP Entity ID from your Atlassian Administrator Backend and enter it here

    Audience Restriction: Same Entry as Service Provider Issuer

    SAML response URL: Enter the SP Assertion Consumer Service URL from your Atlassian Administrator Backend


    Do you have a service that needs SAML two-factor authentication protection? You didn’t find any information about your setup? We offer custom solutions for almost any SAML setup. Message us for a fast and convenient solution for your service.

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