Can I have step-by-step instructions how to implement a fix?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Confluence throws 'Application failed to authenticate' after upgrading to 3.5 with Crowd User Management

Can I have step-by-step instructions how to implement a fix?

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Best we can do is

  • Stop Confluence
  • Modify the values specified in the cwd_directory_attribute table within the Confluence database manually.   The values must match all the values specified in Confluence's crowd.properties
  • Start Confluence

We can't tell you how to modify your database, as we don't know what it is.  You'll need to read Confluence's crowd.properties in the installation directory of your Confluence - again we don't know where you've installed it.  Any text editor or even simple file viewer should show you the content.

I executed this query against our database:

mysql> select * from cwd_directory_attribute;

I can't see crowd.properties there. We are trying to sync with JIRA and not with the cloud. Am I doing something wrong?

I read that as saying you are looking for the crowd.properties in a database?  It's a file in the installation, not data.

Here is the contents of crowd.properties:

 

application.name username
application.password password
application.login.url http://localhost:8095/crowd/console/

crowd.server.url http://localhost:8095/crowd/services/
crowd.base.url http://localhost:8095/crowd/

session.isauthenticated session.isauthenticated
session.tokenkey session.tokenkey
session.validationinterval 2
session.lastvalidation session.lastvalidation

 

 

 

Looks like that it's a default file w/o any useful data in it. Does it have to be like that?

It might be, if that's how your Crowd has been set up.  Does the database match?

 

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