I am new to Atlassian.
In Crowd, we have created a Directory (called it D), that is "Delegated authentication directory", and that is tied to our Microsoft Active Directory.
When I do a "Add user" to D, it shows a screen with fields for email address, user name, password ...
I thought we can just search the user, by email say, and add them to D.
With password is being a required field, does it that only the users themselve can add themselve to D, and we as admin cannot add users?
Or there is a way to add users or import users from the Microsft Active Directory without knowing the users' password?
With a delegated directory the user is automatically added when they log in - you don't have to add them. With a connector directory the users are synchronized over in batches periodically.
Please see this article - it refers to Confluence but is accurate for Crowd, too.
Please review these docs for Crowd, they should help you understand your options:
Please let me know any follow up questions.
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