Searching Groups Information

Is it possible to query the confluence database to find out when a group was created and by whom?

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Hi Ian,

in order to retrieve when group has been created you can just perform the following query :

select * from cwd_group where group_name = 'YOUR_GROUP_NAME';

you can see when the related group has been created/updated into created_date/updated_date columns.

Hope this helps.


I didn't find any information stored on the db for that.



Are there any parameters for searching who created a group?

Thanks Fabio!

Hello Ian,

You could employ increased logging levels in tandem with the SQL query mentioned above. To have more information on group addition actions:

  1. Edit <install-dir>/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/
  2. Search for 'Embedded Crowd logging'
  3. Change this line to DEBUG level logging (default set at INFO initially)

The article for such configuration can be reviewed here.

If we increased the embedded crowd logging, it will return a field that gives us a user that created the group? Thanks! - Ian

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