Configuring the LDAP connection pool

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The LDAP service provider maintains a pool of connections and assigns them as needed. When a connection is closed, LDAP returns the connection to the pool for future use. This can significantly improve performance.

In Confluence, you can use two types of LDAP connection pools.


Legacy pooling type. You configure it globally. The same properties are used for all directories that use this type.

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Improved pooling type with more settings and customizations. You enable it separately for each directory, and each of them can use their own set of properties. You can configure it in Confluence. This type is required for directories that use StartTLS.

This type is recommended as it significantly improves performance.

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Last modified on Dec 7, 2023

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