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Description / Features

This plugin enables the delegation of SonarQubeTM authentication to underlying PAM subsystem. The plugin works on *nix box with Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM).

Only password-checking is done against PAM. Authorization (access control) is still fully managed in SonarQubeTM. A SonarQubeTM account must be created first for each new user wishing to use SonarQubeTM. The System administrator should also assign the user to the desired groups in order to grant him necessary rights. If exists, the password in the SonarQubeTM account will be ignored as the external system password will override it.

Works on

OS and Architecture


Linux AMD64


Linux i386




Solaris sparc


Windows all flavours


(tick) Works, tested
(warning) Should work, not tested
(minus)  Does not work

Usage & Installation

  1. Install jpam
    1. Download jpam for your system from here
    2. Alternatively:
      1. Copy the jpam's native library following these directions
      2. Copy the jpam's native libray in sonar/bin/<your arch>/lib
  2. Install SonarQubeTM PAM plugin
    1. Place the jar plugin into the /extensions/plugins directory
    2. Make sure that at least one user with global administration role exists in SonarQubeTM as well as in the external system
    3. Update the SONARQUBE_HOME/conf/ file by adding the following lines:
  3. Restart SonarQubeTM and check logs for:

  4. Log in to SonarQubeTM

Known Issues

Crash using PAM winbind authentication (

In case of unsucessful login for wrong password/locked out account (wrong username does not produce the same issue) you may get this kind of error while using pam winbind authentication: error

In this case SonarQubeTM crashes and restarts automatically.

As far as I understand it's a issue. I've found this workaround:

  1. Edit /etc/security/pam_winbind.conf:
  2. Set Kerberos authentication:


Change Log


Release 0.2 (1 issues)



Release 0.1 (1 issues)



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