Logging into JIRA is Slow and Requires Multiple Attempts

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  • The login process is slow and it might need multiple attempts to successfully access JIRA.


  • There is a load balancer in front of the Active Directory
  • The following error can be found on atlassian-jira.log:
XXXX-XX-XX XX:XX:XX QuartzWorker-1 INFO ServiceRunner [atlassian.crowd.directory.DbCachingRemoteDirectory] delta synchronisation for directory [ 10000 ] starting
XXXX-XX-XX XX:XX:XX QuartzWorker-1 INFO ServiceRunner [atlassian.crowd.directory.DbCachingRemoteDirectory] synchronisation complete in [ 70000ms ]
XXXX-XX-XX XX:XX:XX QuartzWorker-1 ERROR ServiceRunner [atlassian.crowd.directory.DbCachingDirectoryPoller] Error occurred while refreshing the cache for directory [ 10000 ].
com.atlassian.crowd.exception.OperationFailedException: org.springframework.ldap.PartialResultException: nested exception is javax.naming.PartialResultException [Root exception is javax.naming.CommunicationException: somedomain:389 [Root exception is java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out: connect]]


With a load balancer directing requests to multiple Active Directory servers, there are several reasons why a JIRA request will fail:

  • Request is directed to a server that is not accessible to JIRA.
  • Request is directed to a server that is geographically distant from the JIRA server, resulting in longer response times.



  • Ensure that all servers Active Directory servers integrated is accessible to JIRA
  • Connect JIRA directly to one of the servers and bypass the load balancer.
Last modified on Sep 18, 2015

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