We run a fairly significant Confluence installation on CentOS over
VMWare, and have had no problems.
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Ryan Ordway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I will second this. We run Confluence as well, and it worked great as long as we didn't try to do anything fancy with it. Then we decided to expand its use to other units on campus, which meant linking it up with an LDAP directory...
> 1. There is no facility for moving users from being local accounts to being LDAP accounts. If you need LDAP, start with LDAP. If you need to migrate to LDAP, you will be doing unsupported database modifications.
> 2. There is no facility for choosing which type of users you are creating. There is no way to specify "I am creating a local account", or "I am linking to an LDAP account". New users get created in whichever authentication source has highest priority. To create users in other directories you have to change their priorities, which can cause login failures if there are any naming conflicts between authentication sources.
> 3. The authentication source priority scheme is not at all flexible. We have run into situations where local users that had been around for years suddenly could not login because there is a matching user in the LDAP directory, and for various reasons we had to give the LDAP directory higher priority.
> 4. There is no facility for changing usernames. There is a feature request for this that is many, many years old and no plans that I've heard of to implement it. If you run into #3, then you get to learn the database schema and develop your own code to rename users.
> 5. As a Java-based application that runs in a servlet container like Apache Tomcat, it is very memory hungry and doesn't play well in Virtualized environments. Atlassian recommends that Confluence NOT be run in a virtualized environment, which can be a deal breaker for some institutions.
> For the amount of money it costs to run their software, there should be no duct tape and chicken wire involved in its operation.
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> On Jul 25, 2012, at 6:32 AM, Sean Hannan wrote:
>> As an administrator of a Confluence installation, I have to say that I hate
>> Confluence is fine if you are not going to be touching it or doing any kind
>> of local customizations (hooking it into local auth, etc.). If that's the
>> case, you should really be looking at the hosted version.
>> I've found that Atlassian is frustrating to deal with for support. I ran
>> into a bug in Confluence that has been an open ticket in their issue tracker
>> for 6 years. Years. I've found upgrades to be a pain, generally, and
>> sometimes Atlassian will be fast and furious with them and it's hard to keep
>> up. And the longer you wait, the more painful the upgrades become.
>> I don't deal with the money side of things, but I definitely think that we
>> do not get what we pay for with Confluence.
>> On 7/25/12 9:05 AM, "Nathan Tallman" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> That's what I'm worried about with MediaWiki. The syntax used when creating
>>> and editing pages isn't intuitive and I'm afraid people won't want to use
>>> it. I was hoping someone would recommend a wiki with more of a WYSIWYG type
>>> of editing interface. Was also hoping to stick with FLOSS, but perhaps I
>>> should at least peak at Confluence.
>>> Thanks for the input,
>>> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> If you're expecting "everyone" to create and edit pages,
>>>> it will be very hard to get widespread adoption with it.
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