Confluence Restoration with Crowd Authentication

Good Morning,

I'm in the process of testing of a set of server migrations. Right now we utilize Confluence with Crowd to serve authentication and SSO which work great. My migration plan includes seperating these services to their own instances. Right now are on the same server but with the site getting larger, it is the oppurtune time to move them. My problem comes in play where I can't seem to configure Confluence to utilize a different crowd server. I am unable to log into the server after restore. The internal directory for confluence has been disabled.

My guess is the configuration for Crowd is stored in the database somewhere, but I am unable to find it. If someone can lead me the right direction, it would be helpful.

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Hi John,

Yes, you’re right, Confluence User directories are stored on the database.

You can see its configuration with some SQL queries, like below:

(Assuming that your database name is confluence)

USE confluence;

SELECT * FROM cwd_directory;

This will list all User Directories that are configured on confluence.

USE confluence;

SELECT * FROM cwd_directory_attribute;

This will list all configurations for each directory. You’ll have more than one entry with the same “directory_id” that indicates that these configurations are for the same User Directory.

Let me know if you need further assistance.


Felipe Alencastro

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