I cannot log into confluence and the installation is not linked my working Jira.
Is it possible to create a confluence account via my mysql datbase? If so, how? I need to login in order to see all of posts which I see are all in the database connected to mysql.
Also what do I change so that JIRA is linked at the left menu as a second choice? I currently see two confluence links. Both have the same url.
It's an option, but it would be better and easier to get your existing accounts admin rights. It's very important that Confluence is stopped while you do this. See https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/restore-passwords-to-recover-admin-user-rights-158390.html
It could have been using JIRA, but that still comes back to the question of how you managed to break it - what did you change that made it stop working?
The Confluence "getting an admin account" work fine for me (I've used it 8 or 9 times on one of my current projects, so I know it works)
Well, it was originally on a different domain and different port so I replaced everything with the old url to the new one.
I also did not back up via the software before I rebuilt the original server. I am using the database from mysql. It was originally in Linux and now I'm using Windows.
Is there a way via the database to connect confluence back to Jira?
Also, is there anyone that could manually help me with this? I'm sure it's not complicated for people who know the software and mysql well.
The problem here is that you've inadvertently destroyed information that's needed to tell you what to do to recover it.
Yes, you can manually create a new admin user, but you've said it doesn't work (although not why it doesn't work, when it works for others). My fear about trying to connect to another system for authentication is that you don't know that was working before, so you could be running off down completely the wrong path (and it's harder than creating a new admin user)
You could try https://support.atlassian.com too - they're there to help with the ones the community can't help you with directly.
The issue I'm having is all of the current admins are having a not permitted error on every single webpage in Confluence. The LDAP is not set up yet so that may be why but the localadmin account on the internal directory should be able to access it but it's still not working.
That suggests the internal directory is disabled or that there is an admin account in your LDAP masking the local one (for example, if you have "admin" internally and "admin" in LDAP and LDAP is higher on the list than internal, then it will be trying that one, even though LDAP is not functional)
You'll need to try some database tricks. Stop Confluence and go look at the CWD_DIRECTORY table. There will be at least LDAP and Internal in there. Check that Internal is enabled, then either reverse the order of them, or disable LDAP. This will make Confluence check the internal directory and the local account should be able to get in then.
Ah, that's a totally different case then, as you're on Confluence 3.4.9 or lower.
(And when you've got it working, seriously consider an upgrade...)
Mmm, you might find you have no internal directory, but you should be able to remove LDAP.
There's a file called atlassian-user.xml which is where you define the LDAP server(s). I think it might be under confluence/WEB-INF/classes, but I'm not sure.
If you comment or remove the LDAP connection in there, it should stop trying to use it.
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