A developer can use Crowd's remote API to connect your own web applications or user directories to Crowd.
Crowd comes with many pre-built application and directory connectors. If you have a web application or a user directory that does not work with one of the pre-built connectors, your development team can create a custom connector for you. This is a reasonably quick and easy job.
Skills Required to Write a Custom Connector for Crowd
- Familiarity with HTTP/webserver technology.
- Familiarity with the concepts of identity management, authentication and authorisation.
- Programming skills to write an application connector (to integrate an application with Crowd):
- Medium-level experience with the Java programming language,
- Or you can use our REST API (recommended) or SOAP API with another language like C#, PHP or Ruby.
- Programming skills to write a directory connector (to add support for a new directory type to Crowd) include medium-level experience with the Java programming language.
- Atlassian partners can help you to write a custom connector and get your applications up and running. We recommend ServiceRocket and Appfire Technologies.
- Consult the Crowd documentation.
- See answers from the community.
- If you have a problem with Crowd, log a ticket at Atlassian Support. Atlassian does not support customised Crowd source.
Remote API Reference
- Overview of the Crowd REST APIs
- Creating a custom application connector
- Creating a custom directory connector