How Can I Create A User In Confluence When Using A Crowd Directory With A Password Policy?

I am running JIRA 7.2.3, Confluence 5.10.7 and using Crowd 2.11.1 as the user directory.

In Crowd I have configured a password policy using Regex.

Because Crowd doesn't send emails to new users when I create them I need to use Confluence to send an email to the new user with a link to set their password.

However if I try to create the user in Confluence I get the following error in the Confluence log file.

2017-04-19 14:40:42,155 ERROR [http-nio-8090-exec-9] [confluence.user.actions.CreateUserAction] execute Failed to create user: mynewusername
{{ – referer: https://confluence.denso-sales.co.uk/admin/users/createuser.action | url: /admin/users/docreateuser.action | traceId: 11314af20408f9ca | userName: myusername | action: docreateuser}}
com.atlassian.core.exception.InfrastructureException: com.atlassian.user.security.authentication.InvalidPasswordException: com.atlassian.crowd.exception.InvalidCredentialException: The new password does not meet the directory complexity requirements: At least 12 characters long, and must contain 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter, 1 number

To get around this I have to remove the entry in the Regex field in Crowd which allows me to create the user, and then put back the regex in the Crowd field.

Is there a way around this?

What's annoying is that JIRA works completely fine with the regex field filled in Crowd. One of the many inconsistencies I find when adminsitrating these 3 tools.

3 answers

Confluence does not offer a password policy out of the box.

Here is what Atlassian says.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/confkb/how-do-i-enforce-password-complexity-in-confluence-346947947.html

Maybe I need to enable the SSO for Confluence then, I'll give that a try

Enabled SSO in seraph-config did not fix this, but thanks for pointing me to this information.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Apr 27, 2017

I tested with Confluence 5.10.7 and Crowd 2.11.1, trying to reproduce the issue. I was able to create the user in Confluence (in the Crowd read/write directory). After I created the user the email was sent and would only allow the password to be created in compliance with the password policy from Crowd.

A deeper look into your logs and configuration files may be a good idea. I would be happy to open a support case on your behalf, or you may open it at https://getsupport.atlassian.com.

 

Thanks, I'll test with SSO enabled and see if that fixes it for me.

If not I'll raise a support request.

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