Crowd Plugin Alternative

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)
  • what are you trying to achieve
    we want to upgrade to the newest version but cant due crowd isnt woring anymore
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this


we are using the Developer Version 8.2 of Sonarqube.
We want to update to the newest version but cant since crowd plugin isnt supportet anymore.
Is there an alternative to the crowd plung?

Hello @AP619 ,

Welcome to SonarSource community, :wave: we hope you will like it.
With SonarQube, out of the box, you have 4 external authentication mechanisms

  • LDAP
  • SAML
  • GitLab OAuth
  • GitHub OAuth

(There’s also a possibility to use HTTP headers but it requires some integration effort on your side between proxy, idp and SonarQube).

For authentication brought by external plugins (like Crowd) your options are:

  • Ask the crowd plugin maintainer to update the plugin for compatibility with latest versions of SonarQube (you may even submit a pull request if you understand the crowd plugin architecture)
  • Switch to another protocol that your Crowd server may support.
    – I am almost certain that Crowd Server supports LDAP connectivity (I recall some customers using this). You’d lose the SSO feature though
    – I would not be surprised that Crowd also support SAML, you may dig that with your Atlassian contacts