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Confluence: Cannot remove users from some groups as system administrator Edited

Hello all,

We're using Confluence Server version 6.14.0.
As system administrator I was trying to remove other (inactive) users from confluence-sys-administrators & confluence-administrators groups but I couldn't.
I can only remove them using mySQL commands in database.

I tried the same with other groups and it worked fine.

Is that because the aforementioned groups have global Confluence Administrator permission?

Thank you!

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>I can only remove the using mySQL commands in database.

Doing that can easily result in Jira not being able to remove them in the UI because you've damaged your database.

Your best option now is to restore Jira from the backup you took before you corrupted your database.

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ I had the issue before execute the commands in confluence database

Then you will need to restore Confluence from a backup taken before you damaged your database with SQL.

I created the database from scratch and the issue remains.
I think the issue has to do with the directory.

Go to Admin -> manage users and amend them there.  This will either do it correctly (without damaging your database with SQL) or give you an error message telling us why it does not work.

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