How to activate inactive user (LDAP)

Hi guys!

My case looks like this:

  1. We have user sync via LDAP to AD for a long time.
  2. Today for the first time we have created a new user in AD with a power shell script.
  3. That script created user in "disabled" state.
  4. This user poped-up in Jira, but in "inactive" state.
  5. Next we have corrected his name and activated account in AD. In every other service this user works and can login.
  6. Name has changed in JIRA too (so synchronization is working) but that user is still inactive.

There is no activate button, because of LDAP synchronization.

My JIRA version is 6.4.1
We have 26 user licenses left.


6 answers

Is he fulfilling all demands your organization has? (we use LDAP filters that make sure he has a phonenumber, email, is in the right OU and so forth.

Is he fulfilling all demands JIRA has? (In most cases the user have to be added to group jira-users to become active).

Last thing, if you edit the user in Jira, can you activate the account here?

Well he does fulfil all demands. Other ways he would not pop up in Jira.

And yes, I have double checked if all data is there.

User is added to group jira-users and jira-delevopers.

I have not edited user in Jira. I have edited him in AD, and changes was synced, but user is still inactive. 

Did you find a solution to this?
We are experiencing the same problem here (not sure how the user was created though), but he pops up in JIRA as "inactive", even though he is not in disabled state in AD.
The user have never been set as inactive/active in JIRA (and it seems that is not an option with LDAP sync).

Hi Ann,

Well actually I have this problem solved with a workaround.

I've asked our database masters to manually change this directly in Jiras database.
Then I needed to restart application server and voilà! User is active.

Hi Lukasz,

Thank you for your answer! I guess we have to do the same thing then. Do you know exactly what they changed in the database?

Well nope, but it took them like 5 seconds to do it.

No rocket sience for database admins.

update wd_user set active=1 where user_name='there_username';

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