Is there a way to know when someone joins confluence-administration group?

Is there any way to know that someone has joined the confluence-administration group? I was thinking that something might end up in the logs, and I could set up a script to look for that, but I checked the log and didn't see one.

Is there any other way to accomplish this? Would it require a plugin?

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select ID from groups where GROUPNAME='confluence-administrators';

And then make select to find all user with mentioned group id.

Or you can use most stupid solution like this:

curl --user username:password --insecure | grep "viewuser.action?username="| sed 's/<[^>]*>//g' | tr -d ' '

Or you can make trigger in database with email notification when rows added/removed/modified.

There is a class listed in the Confluence administration -> 'profile and logging' options. If we set the 'com.atlassian.confluence.user.crowd' class logging level to 'DEBUG' we can see an entry such as the following for when a user is added to a group.

2012-10-09 12:32:28,178 DEBUG [http-1430-2] [confluence.user.crowd.CachedCrowdMembershipDao] addUserToGroup adding user [ roberto ] to group [ confluence-administrators ]

Perceivably, one could create a script that parses the logs and monitors for an entry such as this which then sends an alert email. However, there is a potential for a lot of spam in the log files and this only tells you someone has been added.

Hello, you have to be a more specific. What kind of authentication are you using (crowd, jira, own)?

There can be different way to get your information.

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