LDAP sync fails due to incorrect directory type

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LDAP synchronisation fails and the users are not added into any groups. The following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log:

2013-01-03 12:50:44,309 ERROR [scheduler_Worker-4] [directory.ldap.mapper.GroupContextMapper] mapFromContext Failed to map attribute <memberDNs> from context with DN <cn=conf,ou=groups,dc=atl,dc=atlassian,dc=com>
org.springframework.ldap.BadLdapGrammarException: Failed to parse DN; nested exception is org.springframework.ldap.core.ParseException: Encountered "<EOF>" at line 1, column 5.
Was expecting:
	at org.springframework.ldap.core.DistinguishedName.parse(DistinguishedName.java:187)
	at org.springframework.ldap.core.DistinguishedName.<init>(DistinguishedName.java:140)


Ensure that you have POSIX style LDAP system


The "Directory Type" chosen in the directory configuration is wrong


Navigate to Confluence Admin > User Directories, edit the configuration directory, and change the "Directory Type" to OpenLDAP (Read-Only Posix Schema)

Last modified on Apr 5, 2016

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