is it possible to connect Jira/Confluence to multiple Crowd instances?
Company A manages the users of Crowd Server A and Company B manages their respective users in Crowd Server B -- both companies "share" a jira instance for several project-specific reasons. We'd like to connect both Crowd servers to this single jira (confluence) instance. Does this work? And if it works, is there anything special configuration-wise?
Jira and Confluence both allow for multiple user directories, and those directories can be a mix of types.
The most complicated one I've seen recently was a result of merges of companies and internal business units,and when we looked at the Confluence user directories, they had:
and a few others!
It worked fine, technically. Their user directories were a mess, but they needed to get the merges of systems done before they had the time to review and revise their user directory set up. This was a temporary situation, and they are gradually dropping all the incoming directories, working their way down to what will probably be "Crowd 1, Crowd 2 and internal".
If you are going to do this, there is one thing I would strongly recommend - if you have more than one service (you mention Jira/Confluence so that's at least two), make sure the directories are listed in the same order in all of the servers!
I suspect you might only be able to enable it for one of the Crowd connections.
I've not tried - this particular client had decided not to try to (re)implement it until they'd sorted out their user base. I expect to be asked when they've finished their consolidation, so your question is rather prescient - I might have an answer in February, but I don't yet!
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