Today we’re happy to announce that the newest version of Crowd now includes single sign-on support for Google Apps and OpenID 2.0.
This new release extends Crowd’s identity management capabilities to Google Apps, allowing a user to authenticate directly to Google Apps with the one username and password they use to log on to other enterprise applications.
In addition Crowd 1.5 offers support for OpenID 2.0 and Apple OS X Open Directory. Crowd’s OpenID support gives administrators a simple, secure way to provide OpenID accounts for their users, and further centralize authentication to OpenID-supported web sites.
For all the details check out our press release below or take a look at the Crowd 1.5 Release Notes.
To take Crowd for a 30-day fully functional test drive, click here.

Atlassian’s Crowd Now Supports Google Apps

Crowd 1.5 adds single sign-on to Google Apps, support for OpenID 2.0 and Apple OS X Open Directory

San Francisco, CA (Business Wire) September 4, 2008 – Atlassian, the global provider of collaboration and development tools, announced today at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco single sign-on support for Google Apps and OpenID 2.0 in the new release of Crowd, a simple, affordable identity management system. Crowd 1.5 is available today and can be downloaded at www.atlassian.com/crowd.

One identity, behind the firewall, in the cloud

Crowd has long provided single sign-on across web applications behind the firewall, supporting all the users, applications and user directory servers needed. With the popularity of Google Apps among enterprise customers, single sign-on has become an even more important, and more complex challenge. This new release extends Crowd’s identity management capabilities to Google Apps, allowing a user to authenticate directly to Google Apps with the one username and password they use to log on to other enterprise applications.
Crowd helps enterprise identity transcend the firewall, and keeps users frustration-free and productive as they move between traditional applications and the brave new world of software-as-a-service (SAAS). IT managers who are contemplating SAAS, but concerned about how to handle identity and secure content collaboration beyond the firewall, can use Crowd to implement their enterprise security standards in the Cloud.
“Many companies are evaluating Google Apps and other SAAS-based tools,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO of Atlassian. “Atlassian’s Crowd helps unite the old with the new, and provides a great tool for IT and administrators to simplify the complexity of multiple logons.”

OpenID 2.0, OS X Open Directory, in the house

In addition to the new support for Google Apps, Crowd 1.5 offers support for OpenID 2.0 and Apple OS X Open Directory. Crowd’s OpenID support gives administrators a simple, secure way to provide OpenID accounts for their users, and further centralize authentication to OpenID-supported web sites. Additionally, Crowd 1.5 offers support for OS X Open Directory as a directory source for user and logon information.
Crowd 1.5 is available for evaluation for 30 days and can be purchased online. For more information or to try Crowd, visit http://www.atlassian.com/software/crowd.

About Atlassian

Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and JIRA, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: www.atlassian.com/

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