Searching For and Administering Users

If you have Confluence Administrator permissions, you can view users, edit their user details, reset their passwords, and assign them to groups.

Find users

  1. Choose  > User management

  2. Do either of the following:
    •  Choose Show all users to list everyone in the 'confluence-users' or 'users' group
    • Enter a username, full name or email address in the Find User field and hit Search

If you're already viewing someone's profile, choose Administer User in the sidebar.



  • Multiple user directories: 

    You can define multiple user directories in Confluence, so that Confluence looks in more than one place for its users and groups. For example, you could use the default Confluence internal directory and connect to an LDAP directory server. In that case, you can define the directory order to determine where Confluence looks first when processing users and groups.

    Here is a summary of how the directory order affects the processing:

    • The order of the directories is the order in which they will be searched for users and groups.
    • Changes to users and groups will be made only in the first directory where the application has permission to make changes.
    See  Managing Multiple Directories.

  • Crowd and the user search: If you're using Atlassian's Crowd for user management, you'll need Crowd 1.5.1 or later to use the 'Simple' option in the user search. If your version of Crowd doesn't support the simple user search, you'll only see the 'Advanced' search form.

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