Delegated LDAP Authentication not working

Having a horrible time of getting this working. Each time I attempt to login the username and/or password are incorrect.

Delegated LDAP is first in the User Directories order

Server Settings

Delegated LDAP Authentication

Directory Type - Microsoft Active Directory

Hostname - hostname verified as correct and being used by previous wiki and working

Checked - Copy User on Login

Default Group - confluence-users

Unchecked - Synchronise Group Memberships

LDAP Schema

Base DN - DC=domain,DC=com (same settings used by previous wiki's LDAP)

User Name Attribute - sAMAccountName

User Schema Settings

Object Class - user

User Object Filter - (&(objectClass=person)(objectClass=user))

User Name RDN Attribute - cn


If I open Active Directory Explorer and search the user class with:


My AD listing comes up. The FLast is what I am putting into Confluence when attempting to login.

Anyone have some suggestions to try? Have a feeling that the User Name RDN Attribute may be the issue, but tried this as sAMAccountName and still received the error.

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Hi Sean,

It would be hard to troubleshoot your issue without any stack trace from your logs. Could you please try to review your atlassian-confluence.log which is located in <Conf_HOME_Dir>/logs/ and see if you could find any LDAP error that could help us deduce your issue.

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None of the logs in this folder are updated from failed login attempts, which was my other roadblock trying to view an actual error to get a next step.

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