How to stop editing group memberships on Bamboo

We have Confluence (6.2.4), Jira (7.4.0), Bitbucket (5.2.0) and Bamboo (6.0.3). All are using Jira as base user directory for all users and groups.

In Confluence we can allow user to have admin rights but he can't edit group memberships.

Same in Bitbucket, a bitbucket-admin level user can't edit group memberships.

But in Bamboo user with bamboo-admin level permissions can edit group memberships inside Bamboo. He can insert himself to all groups found from Jira. And when all user directories have been syncronized, he has gained full access to everything everywhere.

Why is Bamboo not using read-only user directory, or is there a way to block this behaviour in Bamboo, or has there been update to address this somewhere between 6.0.3 to 6.2.3?

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Hi Tero,


Yes, you can achieve it in Bamboo. Go to "Bamboo Administration >> Security Settings (Under SECURITY)" and enable the option "Read-only external user management?".



Great, thanks for answer!

The only problem now is that "Read-only external user management?" option is currently disabled, ie it is only showing red stop sign over it, and it can't be selected/deselected at all. Any way to override that, maybe from some xml file?

Did you click on the "Edit" button (available down on the same page) first?

Nope i did not because my brains apparently read that as a "Save" button due to its location. Thanks, that worked.

Admins can of course always turn that off again, make group changes and do the user directory synch.

But that could be fixed using Restricted Administrator Role found from same options. Once we assigned only that role to our old admin-level users, they manage to configure bamboo in needed way and can't edit the user groups any more.

Thanks for answers and pointing us to obvious road!

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