YouTrack Server 2022.2 Help

Microsoft Account Auth Module

The Microsoft Account authentication module is a pre-configured OAuth 2.0 auth module that lets users log in to YouTrack with their personal Microsoft accounts. Personal Microsoft accounts include Skype, Xbox, Live, and Hotmail accounts.

Enable Microsoft Account Authentication

To allow users with existing Microsoft Account accounts to log in to YouTrack, enable the authentication module.

This procedure takes place in three steps:

  1. Generate a Redirect URI in YouTrack. When you create an authentication module, YouTrack generates a redirect URI to use with the authorization service. This URI identifies the source of each login request.

  2. Generate a Client ID and Secret in the Microsoft identity platform. Every login request sent from YouTrack includes a unique identifier. The ID and secret you store in the authentication module tell the Microsoft authorization service that each login request is authorized.

  3. Enable the Auth Module in YouTrack. When you have generated the information YouTrack uses to authenticate with the Microsoft authorization service, copy the values into YouTrack and enable the module.

Generate a Redirect URI in YouTrack

To get started, open YouTrack and create an authentication module for Microsoft accounts. When you create the authentication module, YouTrack generates a redirect URI to use with the authorization service.

To generate a redirect URI in YouTrack:

  1. From the Administration menu, select Access Management > Auth Modules.

  2. From the New module drop-down list, select Microsoft Account.

    • The Auth Modules page displays the settings for a new Microsoft Account authentication module.

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

    Microsoft live auth redirect uri
  3. If the feature is supported by your browser, use the Copy button to copy the redirect URI to your clipboard.

Generate a Client ID and Secret

The next step is to register the authorized redirect URI for YouTrack in Microsoft Azure portal.

To learn how to perform this setup, please follow the instructions in the product documentation for Microsoft Azure.

The following table lists the key configuration options that are required for this authentication module:

Setting

Description

Supported account types

This determines who can use the application, sometimes called its sign-in audience.

For this setup, choose the Personal Microsoft accounts option.

Redirect URI

Paste the redirect URI from YouTrack into the input field. For the type, select the Web option.

Application (client) ID

his value is automatically generated when you register the application in the Azure portal.

Use the value from this field as the Client ID setting in YouTrack.

Client secret | Value

This value is generated in the Certificates & secrets section of the App registration experience.

Once you have added a client secret for the application, use the value for the client secret as the Client secret in YouTrack.

Enable the Auth Module in YouTrack

To complete the setup, store the client ID and secret from the authorization service in the Microsoft Account auth module.

To enable the Microsoft Account auth module:

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

  2. Copy the value for the Client secret from Microsoft Azure and 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 Microsoft Account 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 personal 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.

Extension grant

Saves the value that is used to identify the authentication module when used for extension grants. If a value is provided, YouTrack will process requests to exchange access tokens that are issued by the authorization service for tokens that grant access to YouTrack.

To exchange access tokens successfully, the authentication module must be authorized in the third-party authentication service and enabled in YouTrack.

To learn how to exchange access tokens using the Hub REST API, see Extension Grants.

Authorization Service Endpoints

The settings in this section of the page store the OAuth 2.0 endpoints used by the Microsoft identify platform.

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.

Avatar

The endpoint used to locate the binary file that is used as the avatar for the authenticated user. Use only when the avatar isn’t stored directly in the user profile.

Field Mapping

When a user profile response object is returned by the Microsoft identiy platform, values from the specified field paths are copied to the accounts that are stored in YouTrack. 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 the corresponding YouTrack accounts.

For the Microsoft Account module, the values are set automatically.

  • To specify paths to fields inside nested objects, enter a sequence of segments separated by the slash character (/).

  • To reference values that may be stored in more than one location, use the "Elvis operator" (?:) as a delimiter for multiple paths. With this option, YouTrack uses the first non-empty value it encounters in the specified field.

Field

Description

User ID

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

Email

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

Email verification state

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

Full name

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

Avatar

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

Groups

Maps to the attribute that stores group membership assignments in the connected authorization service.

When this value is specified, you can map and sync group memberships in the authorization service with corresponding groups in YouTrack. For details, see Group Mappings.

Additional Settings

The following options are located at the bottom of the page. These settings let you define the request scope and choose how to authenticate with the service.

Other options in this section let you manage account creation and group membership and reduce the loss of processing resources consumed by idle connections.

Option

Description

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.

User creation

Enables creation of YouTrack 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.

Email auto-verification

Determines how YouTrack sets the verification status of an email address when the authentication service does not return a value for this attribute.

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.

Group Mappings

Last modified: 14 July 2022