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Remove user added from LDAP User Directory

I have a user that was added through a read only LDAP directory. I have since removed the user from the associated group in LDAP, but the user still exists in Confluence. How can I remove this user entirely from Confluence?

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Hi Matt,

Try running the full synchronization ( Disable the User Directory, Enable it and synchronize)

This should remove the user that's not in LDAP anymore.

Hope this helps,


Hi Marcus, I am guessing I will need a maintenance window to disable the user directory? That is, while disabled, LDAP users won't be able to access.

Indeed. While the user directory is disabled, no ldap users will be able to access the application.

Does this have any effect on existing users, and their configuration settings?

what is resolution? i need removed users synchronize with User of the protocol Ldap

Hi Matt,

Do you want to remove all mentions of this user (the changes made, comments made,...) ?

Or only his/her access?

If you want to remove all links to this user completely that's not so easy.

Best regards,


user activity isn't an issue, just looking to have user not listed in people, not count towards licensing etc.

When attempting to Disable the user, receive error that it is read-only LDAP directory.

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