How do I merge users and groups in Jira and Confluence?

We use both Jira and Confluence and started using them before the closer user integration features of the most recent versions.

Now we'd like to enable users to use a single sign-on and have the same account in both apps.

I've set up Jira and Confluence to use the same (Jira) User Directory and to be trusted apps. However, the confluence-users and confluence-administrators group in Jira do not correspond to the same groups in Confluence.

I logged into Confluence as an administrator and tried adding a Jira admin user to the confluence-users and confluence-administrators groups, but I got an error message:

Failed to modify group memberships.

Questions:

How do I merge the users in the Confluence directory into the shared Jira directory?

Once I've done that, how do I add them to groups within Confluence?

How do I make sure the confluence-users group in Jira is the same as the confluence-users group in Confluence?

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1) You can use something like OpenLDAP and point them both at it

2) You can make Confluence use JIRA's users (but you'll have to fixup your content afterwards):

http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Connecting+to+Crowd+or+JIRA+for+User+Management

3) Buy Crowd :)

G.

Client wanted single sign-on so turns out Crowd was required.

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