[Crowd / Confluence] How to change usernames in Confluence ?


We use Crowd to authenticate users of our Confluence instance : authentication and authorisation information is stored in the Crowd database. We now want to connect Crowd with our entreprise ActiveDirectory. Unfortunately, usernames are different in the AD and in the Crowd Internal Directory (for example : eric.tournier in AD and etournier in Crowd Internal Directory) then information about the creator, etc. is lost in Confluence pages.

How could we do to change all these alias ? Should we only replace the entries in the Confluence XML export file ?

Thanks in advance


2 answers

Hey Eric,

Actually there is a database script that you can run, although it's not very robust: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Changing+Usernames

But it gets the job done if you need this very urgently!


0 votes

Hi Eric,

I could find this feature request, unfortunately not yet implemented: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CWD-1133

Please watch the feature report for future updates and read how Atlassian approaches bug fixes and improvements requests: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/Support/Atlassian+Bug+Fixing+Policy

I hope this helps you.



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...

1,592 views 4 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