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Active Directory SSO / Directory without Administrator privileges

Hi there, 

is it possible to establish a connection between our active directory and confluence without an administrative user? Our IT Staff is not really happy about providing a service with an AD Administrator Account. (see

I want to be able to have the users automatically logged in with their windows credentials. 

Can you help me? 

best chris 


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Hi Christopher

You can enable the Anonymous Bind in your AD. Confluence supports the AD binding, so you won't need to log into Confluence with your  AD admin credentials.


What a timely conversation! We're currently evaluating the JIRA Agile software package, and the same concern was raised in meetings with our IT partners. Guilherme - I assume the same AD binding feature is available in JIRA Agile, correct? Also, do you know why the synchronization process includes the "unicodePWD" field?... are Users' passwords being pulled into JIRA and stored there? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Hey Ian, Not sure if JIRA Agile has the same feature, but JIRA totally supports the Anonymous bind as well. Since I'm a "Confluence guy", I don't know so much about JIRA. It would be interesting to add a more topics related to JIRA. But on Confluence side it works fine without storing any password in the database :).

Thank you, good sir! Appreciated!

You don't have to have use and administrator if you don't wish to. instead, you can set up a dedicated user in AD which only has the necessary permissions you (or your IT team) wish to give it, then use that when configuring the directory in confluence. 

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