Dynamic User Groups: Populate Confluence User Groups Semi-Automatically

The Custom User Profile add-on from //SEIBERT/MEDIA allows users to expand profiles in Confluence with new fields and customize them for different user groups.

What if it were possible to automatically populate Confluence user groups using profile information, particularly the information provided by Custom User Profiles?

With our DUG – Dynamic User Groups add-on, we have implemented exactly this function for our long-term customers. For example, when you create a group for a particular location, employees who have this location in their profile will be automatically added to the group.

Create user groups via the Confluence User Group Management

This add-on can populate existing Confluence user groups. Creating a new group or deleting an existing group is done as usual in the Confluence User Group Management.

Add-on administration

Dynamic User Groups creates its own menu item in Confluence Administration when it is installed.

Dynamic User Groups - Configuration

First you should set the filter criteria. Select the profile fields which you want to use when assigning users to user groups.

Dynamic User Groups - Configure attributes

Now, assign profile fields to each user group. This setting determines which users, based on their profile information, are assigned to each user group.

Dynamic User Groups - Attribute assignments

Note that users are not assigned to their groups their user profile is updated. Users are assigned to groups when they manually save their profile, at the time of an AD/LDAP synchronization, or with the execution of a “Scheduled Job”, specifically created for this add-on.

Dynamic User Groups - Scheduled job

The DUG – Dynamic User Groups add-on was developed exclusively, but we would like to invite you to test it to see if it meets your needs.

Contact us for more information

The Dynamic User Groups add-on can be used in combination with the Custom User Profile add-on, version 1.12 and later. With an older version of the Custom User Profile add-on, group synchronization will only work via the “Scheduled Job”, and not when a user changes their profile or when AD/LDAP is synchronized.

If this function is exactly what you have been missing for user group management in Confluence, we look forward to hearing from you. We are happy to provide a demonstration or allow you to test the add-on with no obligation.

(Did you know – the Custom User Profile add-on is a central part of our Confluence-based social intranet suite Linchpin.)

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Further information

Linchpin – social intranet based on Confluence
Custom User Profile add-on: All information and documentation in our Knowledge Base
Custom User Profile add-on in the Atlassian Marketplace

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