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November 30, 2018

S/Notify 2.2 supports LDAP

In many companies, user directories are managed using LDAP servers or other directory solutions that provide LDAP compatible access. Jira and Confluence come with an impressively long list of supported software:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Apache Directory Server
  • Apple Open Directory
  • FedoraDS
  • Novell eDirectory
  • OpenDS
  • OpenLDAP
  • Sun Directory Server 

All of these can be configured as a user directory in Jira or Confluence (some are limited to read-only support).

Automatic LDAP server selection

We are proud to announce that, starting from release version 2.2, S/Notify supports the automatic selection of the LDAP servers which have been configured as a user directory. 

How does that work?

When an email is about to be sent, S/Notify identifies the user, and the Jira or Confluence user directory this user is listed in will automatically be determined.  The next step is to query the selected LDAP server, if there is an S/MIME certificate stored for the user. If so, it will be loaded and used for email encryption. 

S/Notify supports LDAPs configured as read/write, read-only or authentication-only (delegated).

This means that, if you have already configured your LDAP as a user directory in Jira or Confluence, S/Notify can automatically use it. No further setup required!

What is the advantage?

If, in your company, users are managed using one of the many user directories supported in Jira or Confluence, that's the best and most straight-forward way to distribute the users' S/MIME certificates. With the LDAP support we've built into S/Notify 2.2, it is possible to use them very easily with zero extra administration.


If you have any questions left, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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