YouTrack Standalone 2018.3 Help

OAuth 2.0 Auth Module

An OAuth 2.0 authentication module lets users log in to YouTrack with credentials that are stored in an external authorization service. YouTrack provides pre-configured authentication modules for Amazon, Azure AD 2.0, Bitbucket Cloud, Facebook, GitLab, Microsoft Live, PayPal, and Yandex Passport.

Use the generic OAuth 2.0 authentication module to let users log in to YouTrack with accounts from other third-party services that support OAuth 2.0, like Basecamp, Stack Exchange, and Zendesk.

When you enable an OAuth 2.0 authentication module in YouTrack:

  • Your users log in to YouTrack with the credentials they use in an external service.

  • Your YouTrack users have fewer accounts and passwords to remember.

  • New users with accounts in the connected service can create their own accounts in YouTrack.

Enable OAuth 2.0 Authentication

To allow users with existing accounts in an external authorization service to log in to YouTrack, enable an OAuth 2.0 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 authorization service. Every login request sent from YouTrack includes a unique identifier. The ID and secret you store in the authentication module tell the 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 authorization service, copy the values into YouTrack and enable the module.

Generate a Redirect URI in YouTrack

When you create an OAuth 2.0 authentication module, YouTrack generates a redirect URI to use with the authorization service.

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 OAuth 2.0
    • The New OAuth 2.0 Module dialog opens.

    New oath 2 0 dialog
  3. Enter the Name and Authorization URL, then click the Create button.
    • The Auth Modules page displays the settings for a new OAuth 2.0 authentication module.

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

    OAuth 2.0 Redirect URI
  4. 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 in the Authorization Service

The next step is to register the authorized redirect URI for YouTrack in the authorization service. This process varies by service. You can refer to the setup instructions for any of the pre-configured OAuth 2.0 authentication modules, like Amazon, Azure AD 2.0, Bitbucket Cloud, Facebook, GitLab, Microsoft Live, PayPal, and Yandex Passport. The procedures for other third-party authorization services are similar.

Enable the Auth Module in YouTrack

To complete the setup, store the client ID and secret from the authorization service in the OAuth 2.0 auth module.

  1. Copy the client ID from the authorization service and paste it into the Client ID input field in YouTrack.

  2. Copy the client secret from the authorization service 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 Enable module button.
    • The OAuth 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 an account from the connected authorization service.

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

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 the authorization service, values from the specified field paths are copied to 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 pre-configured OAuth 2.0 modules, the values that are used by the selected authorization service are set automatically.

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

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: 30 November 2018