The Confluence Development team continues to push out Early Access Previews (EAP) at a blistering rate. Last week they pushed out Confluence 3.5 EAP 2 and with it, support for nested groups in LDAP, the most highly-voted issue for Confluence. But that’s not all…

Improved User Management and Easier LDAP Configuration

This EAP brings a number of significant user management improvements to Confluence. There’s too many too list on this post, so I have cherry-picked one for you.

Pictures speak a thousand words, so here are some screenshots for you. If you’ve configured Confluence and LDAP before, prepare to drool.

1. Add a New User Directory


2. Configure a User Directory


3. Mange Multiple User Directories

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There’s is still a bit of work to get this ready for release but we’d love to get your feedback. If you can test an upgrade of Confluence in your test environment and Confluence does not correctly upgrade your user management configuration or data, we would love to hear from you.

Please raise any issues you discover in our public issue tracker against the Confluence project with affects-version 3.5.

Try it for yourself!

Help us shape the next major Confluence release by downloading the latest Confluence EAP.

Please note that EAP’s are for testing use only. Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.

Improved LDAP Integration & Configuration in Confluence 3.5 EAP