Give access to Confluence with LDAP user

Dear all

i've tried to connect Confluence with LDAP (as i have on Jira), however Confluence import me the whole users forest (3500users) and we only need to give access to something between 1000-2000. is it possible to do that? keep the login with LDAP but only for a group of users?

also i've found that pricing goes from 2000 to 10000, we need 3000users estimated, do you have a quote for that?

Thx for your time and support.


3 answers

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Davin Studer Community Champion Aug 05, 2015

This is how we have set up access to our Confluence instance. All of our groups in Active Directory that pertain to Confluence start with confluence. The confluence-users group gives user the ability to login to the wiki. All the other groups are for permissions. The setup below for the user object filter says that if you are not disabled and you are a member of the confluence-users group then you will be a synced user. For the group object filter if the group starts with confluence then it will be synced as a group. On the Confluence Global Permissions page make sure that confluence-users has the "can user" permission set. Finally make sure to only use confluence-users to grant login access.


Base DN:
Additional User DN:
OU=Managed Users
Additional Group DN:
OU=Managed Groups
User Schema Settings
	User Object Class:
	User Object Filter:
	(&(objectCategory=Person)(!(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))(memberOf=CN=confluence-users,OU=Confluence,OU=Managed Groups,DC=OURCOMAPNY,DC=COM))
Group Schema Settings
	Group Object Class:
	Group Object Filter:
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What rules are you using to filter the imported accounts?

For the quote, it's for 10,000 users, you can't do 3,000.

p.s. the filtering stuff I am thinking of is what @Davin Studer is explaining a lot better than me!

Ours also imported the entire AD catalog, but we made specific security groups just for Confluence, and we only use those when setting permissions.

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