Setup SAML SSO with ADFS (Confluence) - 0.14.X - 0.14.4

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This guide describes how to complete the initial setup for SAML Single Sign On (SSO) for Confluence with ADFS, applicable till plugin version 0.14.4. If you need any further support please feel free to contact us here.

Step1 Install the plugin
Step2 Setup the ADFS (A-E)
Step3 Configure the Plugin (A-B)
Step4 Test
Step5 Enable login redirection

The video below is an example installation guide for setting up SAML SSO for Confluence (URL: 


Step 1: Install the plugin 

Click Add-ons under Confluence Administration on the top right corner of your Confluence interface. Then, choose Find new add-ons and you will be taken to Atlassian Marketplace. Search for SAML SSO and click on Free Trial to install. 

After installation succeeded, click on Manage, then choose Configure. Now, you are on the plugin configuration page. 


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Step 2: Setup the ADFS   

Substep A: Copy/Download the SAML Metadata URL

 Do substep A1 if your ADFS has connection to your Confluence instance.

Substep A1:

      • Copy the SAML Metadata-URL from your SAML Single Sign On config page.


 Do Substep A2 if your ADFS has no connection to your Confluence instance or if Step C1 below failed.

Substep A2:

      • Save the linked metadata.xml of the SAML Metadata URL from your SAML Single Sign On config page.
      • Move the saved metadata.xml to your ADFS on a location your choice.

Substep B: Start the Add Relying Party Trust Wizard