Confluence and Shibboleth

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Wed Aug 22 15:41:38 EDT 2012

On 8/22/12 3:09 PM, "Abeer Ishtiaq" <aishtiaq at> wrote:
>I do have some follow up questions on the IDP. It looks like to configure
>with an LDAP, you uncomment the section in login.config and then set the
>attributes in attributes-resolver.xml. But what about configuring with a
>database? I see the rdbms dataconnector in attributes-resolver.xml. Is
>that all I need to configure for the database connector? Or do I need to
>put something in login.config?

Authentication is entirely separate from attribute issues. Please search
the list, there are numerous threads on database-backed authentication.
You will have to find plugins or code to do that.

>The reason I am trying to avoid LDAP is because it will be one more thing
>for us to maintain but if we can access the user out of a database that
>already exists, it saves an additional thing. However, if I can't get
>this to work then LDAP would be the second option.

Realize that your IdP will break on virtually any random confluence
upgrade. This is just not going to work well for you. If you want that
database to be the IdP, I would use Crowd.

-- Scott

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