Create admin user in Bitbucket Internal Directory


We have deleted the default administrator user from the internal directory. Now we need this user again for backing up Bitbucket Server with the backup client. For personal user accounts we use Delegated LDAP Authentication. If we create a new user we can´t decide if it should use internal or LDAP authentication - so how can we create an internal user?

Thank you!
Cheers Philip

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Oh I got it. You have to:

  1. Change the order of the User Directories so that the Bitbucket Internal Directory is the first one
  2. Now create the user
  3. Change back the order of the User Directories
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That's right and we think it a good practice to keep an admin user inside of the internal directory so that you can get into the tool of the external directory has problems (like someone changes the password to the bind account you use).

Thats true! But this user also needs a license. It would be awesome if we could keep this "administrator" user without wasting a license.

Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Jan 14, 2016

@Philip Steinebrunner there is an open feature request for this being tracked at, feel free to Watch and/or vote for that issue to show your support and stay updated when any progress is made.

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