Confluence Authenticates in Plaintext?

When using active directory to authenticate users, is this authentication ever in plaintext?

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Hi Matt, are you referring to network traffic between Confluence and LDAP sending data in plaintext? If this is it, you can connect Confluence to the LDAP through SSL (as in this doc), then all communication will be encrypted.

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I am talking from the client perspective. User logs into Confluence web interface, client sends auth data to Confluence server.

Is this in plaintext, or is there any mechanism to protect it starting at the client side?

The answer is quite simple, if not even obvious: to secure authentication you need to run Confluence on HTTPS instead of HTTP and to connect to LDAP using LDAPS.

This is more about how you configure it, not about the product itself.

Thank you, yes it is obvious.

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