Ms Active Directory and JIRA, Users and group fetched but users in no groups


I'm trying to get my JIRA and MS Active directory to work together. I've managed to connect to the AD and now it syncs. all users and all groups. But the users does not belong to the any group as in AD. I've added the users I want in a jira-users group in AD but they cannot login. I even tried setting up crowd and get the same result. The connection to Jira works but the connection to AD does not get any group memberships... Anyyone got any idea what might be wrong?

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David Chan Atlassian Team Nov 17, 2011

It's hard to tell where it's failing. You can check your logs and see if any errors were thrown.

One guess would be a limitation in Confluence where duplicate groups listed in AD would cause memberships to fail:

Jira uses a similar LDAP integration, so I imagine it would have the same bug. I believe you can work around it by editing the Group Object Filter.


(&(objectCategory=Group)(!(CN=PAM Admin)))

Otherwise, I'd suggest opening a ticket at and having an Atlassian engineer take a look at your logs.

Yes, that was exactly the solution to my problem! I more narrow filter qury solved it. Many thanks!

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