How to change all Confluence internal users e-mail domain name in bulk
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When a company get acquired, it is necessary for them to change their e-mail address domain name to the new company. However, Confluence does not have a bulk editing feature that could help simplify this process.
- Stop Confluence
- Create a complete database backup for safety precaution.
Execute this SQL query to obtain the internal directory id.
SELECT id FROM cwd_directory WHERE impl_class = 'com.atlassian.crowd.directory.InternalDirectory';
Execute the following SQL queries to modify the e-mail domain of your internal users.
UPDATE cwd_user SET email_address = replace(email_address,'<PreviousDomain>','<NewDomain>') WHERE directory_id = <ID from step 2>; UPDATE cwd_user SET lower_email_address = replace(lower_email_address,'<PreviousDomain>','<NewDomain>') WHERE directory_id = <ID from step 2>;
- Access the Confluence "Cache Management" menu and click "Flush All"
- Rebuild search index of Confluence
This method does not work for external users as Confluence will retrieve the data from the external server configured. Hence any modification in the Confluence database will be temporary.
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