Unbalanced parenthesis after directory synchronization

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When synchronizing Active directory there is an error shown in the logs 

The following appears in the atlassian-crowd.log

com.atlassian.crowd.exception.OperationFailedException: org.springframework.ldap.InvalidSearchFilterException: Unbalanced parenthesis; nested exception is javax.naming.directory.InvalidSearchFilterException: Unbalanced parenthesis; remaining name 'OU=xxx DC=xxx,DC=xxx,DC=xxx'


Check if the user filter has parenthesis


If the user filter is not enclosed between a parenthesis this will result in the issue


The user filter should be enclosed with parenthesis .

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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