Out of the box, SonarQube comes with a complete mechanism to manage security (authentication + authorization). Configuring security allows you to cover two main use cases:
- Manage access rights to components, information, etc.
- Enable customization (notifications, etc.) of SonarQube for users
Here are examples of security restrictions you can enforce by configuring security in SonarQube:
- Secure a SonarQube instance by forcing authentication prior to accessing any page
- Make a given project invisible to anonymous users
- Restrict access to a project to a given group of users
- Restrict access to a project's source code to a given set of users
- Define who can administer a project (setting exclusion patterns, tuning plugins configuration for that project, etc.)
- Define who can administer a SonarQube instance
Authentication and authorization can also be delegated to an external system:
- LDAP or Active Directory - LDAP Integration
- Crowd - SonarQube Crowd Plugin
- GitHub - GitHub Authentication Plugin
- Bitbucket - Bitbucket Authentication Plugin
- Third-party proxies in front of the server via HTTP headers.
Another aspect of security is the encryption of settings such as passwords. SonarQube provides a built-in mechanism to encrypt settings.