We would like to switch from an Apple Open Directory LDAP to a Microsoft Active Directory. On the new Active Directory some usernames will change and and some usernames will not change.
On Apple Open Directory we configured "Read Only, with Local Groups" (Users, groups and memberships are retrieved from your LDAP server and cannot be modified in Confluence. Users from LDAP can be added to groups maintained in Confluence's internal directory.)
Unfortunately I couldn't find any informations how users can be merged, so that their own preferences, confluence-groups, permissions, tasks, etc. will not be affected by the changes.
Can you explain the steps and best practices.
My idea is to disable the old ldap connection, change the usernames manually to match the new usernames and then configure the new active directory as the default user directory. Will this work?
we've done similar (different LDAP User Repositores with different usernames to one) years ago with Confluence and JIRA as rename where not possible.
Because rename is now possible this is much easier than before.
I would suggest you
Migrating user directories needs some testing on a test server but it is possible. But every configuration is different and needs some testing.
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