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Is Crowd LDAP channel binding and signing compatible?

I am open to the possibility that it may just be a lingo difference, as I know Crowd can do SSL and can use a dedicated AD account to connect to LDAP.

Microsoft is implementing a LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing, and I have not find any Atlassian / Crowd documentation on this, just LDAP SSL and connection howtos/troubleshooting. 

To make sure, is Crowd compatible? Which settings is required and reference to for Crowd connecting to LDAP?

Thank you,




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Hi @Melanie Pasztor , 

Crowd is compatible with LDAP and you can use the option of LDAP directory connector instead of a delegated authentication

With delegated authentication, users are only retrieved in Crowd after they successfully authenticate.

You don't need to have any write privilege on AD for standard LDAP directory connector. The connector will synchronize users and groups from AD into Crowd and won't do any write operations on AD, at least if you don't want to. You should configure the connector with an AD user that does not have any write privileges on AD.

For more info, refer to this community thread



Thank you for the answer. It is not the question though, as I am wondering if that is compatible with Microsoft LDAP update that is coming up. LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing. 

At present, we already are using read-only LDAP connector. Now we want to make sure it is secure and will not stop working after the Microsoft update in January 2020. If it will, we would like to correct that before then. 

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