Stash and Crowd

We're experimenting with setting up Stash and want to use it with Crowd. So far so good, but I am concerned that I think I've found a bit of a showstopper that might mean we have to look at an alternative solution ...

The issue we've got is around the username. Because our authentication platform has to support external as well as internal users, I've adopted email addresses as the value for "cn" in LDAP and firstname.lastname as the value for "uid" in LDAP. These map onto "User Name Attribute" and "User Name RDN Attribute" in Crowd.

This works really well with JIRA and Confluence but I think is going to be a bit of a problem with Stash because the Stash URLs have the username in them, like this:
and what the users are used to is something more like:

This is a bit optimistic of a question but are there any solutions to this, e.g. an add-on or similar?



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Hi Philip,

I'm not sure whether it's feasible to you, but in Crowd you can define user aliases for application. Possibly it can solve this problem.

I hope it helps.


Hi Tiago

We did consider the use of aliases but felt that the additional admin overhead of having to set the alias when a new user starts or when someone's name changes could become problematic.

I think we've shelved the possible use of Stash, for now at least.



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