An example enterprise application protected with Conjur
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Enterprise Example Demo

This repository models an example enterprise using Conjur. It includes user groups for development, operations, QA, research, HR, etc, along with the related infrastructure systems such as Jenkins.

YouTube video walkthrough (5 minutes):

Video Walkthrough (YouTube)

Loading the demo policies

To run the demo, clone this repository and load the data using the populate script.

$ git clone
$ cd enterprise-example
$ ./

This assumes you have the Conjur CLI installed on your machine, and you've already run conjur init -h $HOSTNAME to point the CLI to your Conjur server. The script will also prompt to create a new security admin in which all demo records will be owned by.

System Components

Global organization

The organization groups are loaded from policy/groups.yml.

Some example groups:

  • employees a group of which every user is a member
  • operations-admin a group of HR administrators
  • operations a group of HR employees, which is administered by the hr-admin group.

The rest of the groups follow the same pattern, e.g. developers and developers-admin. The members of the "admin" group correspond to the team managers. They can add and remove members of the managed group.


The policy folder contains sub-folders, for example ci, prod. Each of these folders contains Conjur policies that are applied to the corresponding environment.

For example, the policy/ci folder contains policies which govern a Jenkins-based CI system.


The entitlements YAML assigns membership in application policy roles to groups from the global organization.

For example, each Layer automatically defines SSH roles admin_host and use_host. An "entitlement" grants membership in one of these roles to a group (or user) from the global organization.


The global organization groups and users can be provided by an LDAP directory. Conjur can be configured to sync this directory into Conjur Users and Groups. Conjur can also be configured to authenticate users via LDAP password. The combination of these two features makes Conjur an extension of the enterprise IAM system into infrastructure management.


$ ruby policy/ldif.rb policy/users.yml docker-ldap/ldif/users.ldif
$ docker build -t enterprise-example-ldap docker-ldap
$ docker run --name ldap --rm -i -P enterprise-example-ldap
$ $port=$(docker port ldap 3897 | tail -c 6)
$ ldapsearch -h $DOCKER_HOST -p $port -x -b dc=example,dc=com
prints out lots of LDIF