another way edit active user directory ?

In our environment it's complicated to edit a currently active user directory in Jira/Conlfuence or Bitbucket:

It's not allowed to edit a User Directory thru which a Admin is logged in. We have to switch to a Admin from the Local user Directory (as our main directory is a our LDAP-based corporate user dir). But Login to that user is not that easy because we have a Single Signon Login Module in Front of Jira, i.e. we can't login with a technical admin user ...

Is there another way to change user directoy settings to change for example the URL of the LDAP-Server?

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In JIRA 6.2.1, 7.0 and Confluence 5.5 all have these details in the table cwd_directory_attribute (MySQL):

select * from cwd_directory_attribute; # will show you all details.

I warmly recommend shutting down, doing a full db backup before updating any of these rows.

PS. This is a unsupported hack, but i am pretty sure just updating the fields that you need edited and restarting the applications will work.

Thanks for the quick feedback. I'll try that (after getting a database client)

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A few questions that might help us to answer your question:

  • What JIRA Version are you running?
  • Does confluence/Bitbucket authenticate via a JIRA or also via LDAP and if so, what versions are you running?
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We're using JIRA 6.4.5 and are upgrading to 7.0 now.

Confluence/Bitbucket/JIRA are using our corporate external LDAP Dir as main user directory.

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PS. I don't use Bitbucket, but just dumping it's database and cat and grep for the LDAP server name will allow you to narrow down where to edit it for that application server too.

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