Custom SSOAuthenticators do not work after upgrading to Confluence 3.4 and above

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The custom authenticator fails to log the user in.


In the custom authenticator code uses the Request.getRemoteUser() method.

There is a bug in the bundled Seraph package which causes Request.getRemoteUser() to return null when called (even though the user has been successfully authenticated).


  1. Backup up the file <confluence-install>\confluence\WEB-INF\lib\atlassian-seraph-2.3.3.jar
  2. Replace it with the file in atlassian-seraph-2.3.3-patched.jar
  3. Restart Confluence

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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