Connecting Microsoft AD to Confluence

Hi everyone!

I have a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008R2) with the domain name test.local, one organization unit called Atlassian and two groups in this OU named SECGROUP_Confluence-User and one SECGROUP_Confluence-Admin. How does the Base-DN has to look like that I get the groups and the users, so that I can assign the permissons in confluence to groups and members of this group have these rights....

I'm playing since two days now and it won't work... I'm stuck at the point testing the connection, retriving a user.

thanks for all your answers and feedback.

kind regards


1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 25, 2017

Hi Markus,

Please try the following as a base DN:


For now, please leave everything else on the default settings, after you have chosen Add Directory>Active Directory under Confluence Admin>User Directories.

You may narrow down your LDAP queries after you get the basics set up. Here are some helpful docs:

Connecting to an LDAP Directory

How to write LDAP search filters

LDAP Query Basics

I look forward to hearing whether the suggested base DN works to pull in the users and groups.



Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Mar 12, 2019 in Confluence

Confluence Admin Certification now $150 for Community Members

More and more people are building their careers with Atlassian, and we want you to be at the front of this wave! Important Dates Start the Certification Prep Course by 2 April 2019 Take your e...

872 views 2 13
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you