Unicode characters in user names ( Confluence Crowd Active Directory MySQL)

Problem:

  • You are using crowd for authentication and user directory is an Active Directory Server
  • Confluence caches the crowd user database in its own mysql database.
  • User display names contain UTF-8 characters.
  • Logged in user display name is not shown correctly.

1 answer

1 accepted

How to fix it:

  • Find your confluence.cfg.xml ( in my case /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/confluence.cfg.xml)
  • find the property name "hibernate.connection.url"
  • add &characterEncoding=utf8&useUnicode=true to the end of the value
  • restart confluence

Hi
Thanks
What's your suggestion for MS SQL 2012?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Feb 27, 2018 in Crowd

The Crowd team is looking for feedback on Server & Data Center customers' identity strategies!

Do you own more than one Server or Data Center product? Do you have challenges provisioning users across your Atlassian products? Are you spending a lot of time integrating each Atlassian product wit...

1,204 views 6 14
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you