AD users with restricted workstation login can't access confluence

Hi all,

Not sure if anyone has come across this issue.

We have begun the process of setting all our spaces so that no anonymous users can access them, so that only users that have logged onto our network can view them.

However during this process I discovered an issue. We have a group of users in one department that have had their AD login accounts restricted to only be able to log onto two workstations. This was a department manager decision.

Now it turns out that while they can log onto a workstation, when they try to access confluence on that workstation they are denied login, a message comes up saying their username or password is incorrect.

Has anyone come across this issue and find a solution to it?

1 answer

Hi John,

We are sorry to inform you that as of now Confluence do not recognize userWorkstation attribute of Active Directory. This cause the user flagged as restricted when it try to log-in from Confluence resulting to failed authentication.

We do have an improvement request in regards to this issue here:

We highly recommend you to add yourself as a watcher so that you would be updated, vote on it to increase its popularity and please feel free to address your concern directly into it.

For more information about how Atlassian implement New Features, please see the Implementation of New Features Policy.

Furthermore, if this is a more urgent matter, we can refer the case to one of our Experts, that provide professional services and could possibly create a tailored solution to implement the functionality.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Cheers,
Septa Cahyadiputra

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