If you have already been using Atlassian Bamboo, and are now configuring Bamboo as a Crowd application, you will probably want to import your existing Bamboo users and groups into a Crowd directory.

We recommend that you import your Bamboo users into an internal Crowd directory that has its 'Password Encryption' set to 'ATLASSIAN-SHA1'. Otherwise, users' passwords will not be copied across to Crowd.

To import users and groups from Atlassian Bamboo into a Crowd directory,

  1. Ensure that the database drivers for the Bamboo database are on Crowd's classpath. To do this, simply copy the JDBC driver jar for your particular Bamboo database across to apache-tomcat/common/lib in your Crowd installation directory. Then restart Crowd.
  2. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  3. Click the 'Users' link in the top navigation bar.
  4. This will display the User Browser. Click the 'Import Users' link.
  5. This will display the 'Import Type' screen. Click the 'Atlassian Importer' button.
  6. This will display the 'Options' screen. Complete the fields as follows:
    • 'Atlassian Product' — Select 'Bamboo'.
    • 'Directory' — Select the directory that you have created for your Bamboo users.
    • 'Import Passwords' — Select this checkbox if you wish to import the users' passwords from Bamboo. You can only import passwords if the Crowd directory is using the 'Atlassian SHA1' encryption method.
    • 'Product Database URL' — Type the URL of your Bamboo instance's database. The exact syntax will depend on which database you are using. See Database Configuration in the Bamboo Installation Guide.
    • 'Database Driver' — Type the name of your Bamboo instance's database JDBC driver (e.g. for MYSQL, type com.mysql.jdbc.Driver).
    • 'Username' — Type the username of the database user that Crowd will use to log in to your Bamboo instance's database.
    • 'Password' — Type the password of the database user Crowd will use to log in to your Bamboo instance's database.
      (info) The import process will log in to the database, not into Bamboo.
  7. Click the 'Continue' button to import the users from your Bamboo instance into your Crowd directory.
  8. The 'Results' screen will be displayed, showing how many users and groups have been imported into your Crowd directory.
  9. Click the 'Users' button to view and manage the imported users and groups via the Crowd Administration Console (assuming the directory's permissions allow this).

Screenshot: 'Import Bamboo Users'

Next Step

To give the imported groups access to the Bamboo application, see Specifying which Groups can access an Application.

Related Topics

Crowd documentation