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Azure AD 2.0 Auth Module

The Azure AD 2.0 authentication module is a pre-configured OAuth 2.0 auth module that lets users log in to YouTrack with their Azure AD 2.0 credentials.

Custom Tenant Setup

When you follow this setup, logins are restricted to users whose accounts are stored in your Azure AD instance. If you want to accept login requests from any Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant, follow the instructions for a common tenant.

When you create an Azure AD 2.0 module for a custom tenant, you provide the directory ID of the custom tenant when you create the auth module. This automatically adds your Azure Tenant ID to the authorization and token endpoints that are used by the auth module.

To get the directory ID for the custom tenant:

  1. Access the Microsoft Azure Portal and create a directory.

  2. In the sidebar, select Azure Active Directory.

  3. In the Manage section of the Azure Active Directory menu, select Properties.

  4. Copy the value that is stored as the Directory ID.

Now that you have the directory ID for your custom tenant, you can create the Azure AD 2.0 auth module in YouTrack.

To create the Azure AD 2.0 module:

  1. In the Access Management section of the Administration menu, select Auth Modules.

  2. From the New Module drop-down list, select Azure AD 2.0.
    • The New Azure AD 2.0 Module dialog opens in the sidebar.

      New azure auth custom tenant

  3. Paste the directory ID from Microsoft Azure into the Tenant input field.

  4. Click the Create button in the dialog.
    • The Auth Modules page displays the settings for a new Azure AD 2.0 authentication module.

    • YouTrack generates a redirect URI for you to use in the authorization service.

      Azure auth custom tenant redirect uri

  5. If the feature is supported by your browser, use the Copy button to copy the redirect URI to your clipboard.

The next step is to register the authorized redirect URI for Hub in Microsoft Azure. This gives you access to the client ID and secret that you need to enable the Azure AD 2.0 authentication module.

Start from your Microsoft Azure Portal and switch back to YouTrack when instructed.

To get a Client ID and Secret for use with Azure AD 2.0:

  1. In the Manage section of the Azure Active Directory menu, select App registrations.

  2. Click the New application registration button in the header.
    • Enter a name for the application in the Name field.

    • For the Application type, leave the Web app / API selection.

    • For the Sign-on URL, enter the base URL of your Hub installation.

    • Click the Create button.

  3. Copy the Application ID and paste it into the Client ID input field in the YouTrack auth module.

    Azure auth client id

  4. Click the Settings button in the toolbar, then select Keys in the API Access section of the Settings blade.

  5. Generate a password in the Keys blade:
    • In the Description field, enter an arbitrary value.

    • Select a duration from the Expires drop-down list.

    • Click the Save button in the header.

    Azure auth client secret
  6. Copy the key value, close the Keys blade, then switch back to YouTrack.

  7. Paste the key into the Client secret input field in the YouTrack auth module, then click the Save button.

  8. Copy the Redirect URI from the YouTrack auth module, then switch back to the Microsoft Azure Portal.

  9. In the General section of the Settings blade, select Reply URLs.

  10. Delete the base URL for your YouTrack installation.

  11. Paste the redirect URI from YouTrack into the input field on the Reply URLs blade, then click the Save button in the header.
    Azure auth reply url
  12. Switch back to YouTrack and configure the optional settings for the authentication module. For more information, see Additional Settings.

  13. Click the Enable module button in the header.
    • The Azure AD 2.0 authentication module is enabled.

    • The icon stored in the Button image setting is added to the login dialog window. Users can click this icon to log in to YouTrack with their Microsoft accounts.

Common Tenant Setup

An Azure AD 2.0 module that uses the endpoint for common tenants follows the standard setup for an OAuth 2.0 auth module. This setup accepts login requests from any Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant, including users who are not members of your organization. If you want to restrict logins to users who are registered in your company's Azure AD instance, follow the instructions for a custom tenant.

Your first step is to create an auth module and generate a redirect URI in YouTrack.

To generate a redirect URI in YouTrack:

  1. In the Access Management section of the Administration menu, select Auth Modules.

  2. From the New module drop-down list, select Azure AD 2.0.
    • The New Azure AD 2.0 Module dialog opens in the sidebar.

      New azure auth common tenant

  3. Click the Create button in the dialog.
    • The Auth Modules page displays the settings for a new Azure AD 2.0 authentication module.

    • YouTrack generates a redirect URI for you to use in the authorization service.

      Azure auth common tenant redirect uri

  4. If the feature is supported by your browser, use the Copy button to copy the redirect URI to your clipboard.

The next step is to register the authorized redirect URI for YouTrack in the Microsoft Application Registration Portal. This gives you access to the client ID and secret that you need to enable the Azure AD 2.0 authentication module.

To get a Client ID and Secret for use with Azure AD 2.0:

  1. Access the Microsoft Application Console. You can also access this page from the current version of the Microsoft Azure Portal (select App registrations in the Manage section of the Azure Active Directory menu, then click the Microsoft Application Console link).

  2. On the My applications page, click the Add an app button.

  3. Enter a name and click the Create button.

  4. In the Platforms section, click the Add Platform button and select the Web option.

  5. Paste the redirect URI from YouTrack into the Redirect URIs input field, then click the Save button.

  6. Use the value that is stored as the Application Id for the Client ID setting in YouTrack.

  7. Use the Generate New Password option to generate a value for the Client secret setting in YouTrack.

    Application registration portal

Now that you have the values that are required to connect with the authorization service, you can enable the Azure AD 2.0 auth module.

  1. Copy the Application Id from the Microsoft Application Registration Portal and paste it into the Client ID input field in YouTrack.

  2. Click the Generate New Password button in the Application Secrets section of the Microsoft Application Registration Portal, copy the value, then paste it into the Client secret input field in YouTrack.

  3. Configure the optional settings for the authentication module. For more information, see Additional Settings.

  4. Click the Save button to apply the settings.

  5. Click the Enable module button.
    • The Azure AD 2.0 authentication module is enabled.

    • The icon stored in the Button image setting is added to the login dialog window. Users can click this icon to log in to YouTrack with their Microsoft accounts.

Settings

The first section of the settings page displays the general settings for the authentication module. Here, you also find the redirect URI that you use to register YouTrack in the authorization service and the input fields that store the Client ID and Client Secret that are generated in the authorization service.

Setting

Description

Type

Displays the type of authorization service that is enabled for third-party authentication in YouTrack.

Name

Stores the name of the authentication module. Use this setting to distinguish this module from other authentication modules in the Auth Modules list.

Button image

Displays the image used for the button that a user clicks to log in to YouTrack with a their account in the connected authorization service. You can upload a JPG, GIF or PNG file. The image is resized to 48 x 48 pixels automatically.

Redirect URI

Displays the authorized redirect URI that is used to register the connection to YouTrack in the authorization service.

Client ID

Stores the identifier that the authorization service uses to validate a login request. You generate this value in the authorization service when you configure the authorization settings for a web application and enter an authorized redirect URI.

Client Secret

Stores the secret or password used to validate the client ID. You generate this value in the authorization service together with the client ID.

Authorization Service Endpoints

The settings in this section of the page store the OAuth 2.0 endpoints used by Azure AD 2.0.

For pre-configured OAuth 2.0 modules, the values that are used by the selected authorization service are set automatically.

Setting

Description

Authorization

Stores the endpoint that YouTrack uses to obtain authorization from the resource owner via user-agent redirection.

Token

Stores the endpoint that YouTrack uses to exchange an authorization grant for an access token.

User data

Stores the endpoint used to locate profile data for the authenticated user.

Email

The endpoint used to locate the email address of the authenticated user Use only when the email address is not stored in the user profile

Default email verification state

Determines which state should be set for an email address in YouTrack, when the authentication service does not return the verification status for an email address.

Field Mapping

When a user profile response object is returned by Azure Active Directory, values from the specified field paths are copied to the the Hub accounts that are linked with each YouTrack profile. Use the following settings to define the endpoint that locates profile data for the authenticated user and map fields that are stored in the authorization service to Hub accounts for YouTrack users.

For the Azure AD 2.0 module, the values are set automatically.

Use a sequence of path segments separated by slashes (/) to specify a path to a field inside a nested object.

Additional settings let you define the request scope, and choose how to authenticate with the service.

Field

Description

User ID

Maps to the field that stores the value to copy to the User ID property in the Hub account.

Email

Maps to the field that stores the value to copy to the Email field in the Hub account.

Verified email

Maps to the field that stores the value to copy to the verified email property in the Hub account.

Full name

Maps to the field that stores the value to copy to the Full name field in the Hub account.

Avatar

Maps to the field that stores the image to use as the Avatar in the Hub account.

Image URL pattern

Generates an image URL for avatars that are referenced by an ID. Use the <picture-id> placeholder to reference the field that stores the avatar.

Scope

Sets the scope for the access request. Enter a list of scopes, separated by spaces.

Authentication

Determines how credentials are passed to the authorization service.

Additional Settings

The following options are located at the bottom of the page. Use these settings to manage Hub account creation and group membership, and to reduce the loss of processing resources consumed by idle connections.

Option

Description

User creation

Enables creation of Hub accounts for unregistered users who log in with an account that is stored in the connected authorization service. YouTrack uses the email address to determine whether the user has an existing account.

Auto-join groups

Adds users to a group when they log in with an account that is stored in the connected authorization service. You can select one or more groups. New users that auto-join a group inherit all of the permissions assigned to this group.
We recommend that you add users to at least one group. Otherwise, a new user is only granted the permissions that are currently assigned to the All Users group.

Connection timeout

Sets the period of time to wait to establish a connection to the authorization service. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).

Read timeout

Sets the period of time to wait to read and retrieve user profile data from the authorization service. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).

Audit

Links to the Audit Events page in YouTrack. There, you can view a list of changes that were applied to this authentication module.

Last modified: 15 November 2018