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  1. Confluence Server
  2. CONFSERVER-22778

DefaultUserAccessor.addMembership returns incorrect exception when group does not exist

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      NOTE: This bug report is for Confluence Server. Using Confluence Cloud? See the corresponding bug report.

      The addMembership method returns the InsufficientPrivilegeException when the group does not exist, even when the user has sufficient permissions to add a user to a group. Additionally, if the "confluence-users" group does not exist or the "users" group in Confluence only OnDemand, this error can occur when trying to create a new user in Confluence.

      The exception thrown suggests a permissions problem:

      com.atlassian.confluence.core.InsufficientPrivilegeException: User [user.name] does not have the required privileges.
          at com.atlassian.confluence.user.DefaultUserAccessor.addMembership(DefaultUserAccessor.java:118)
      

      However this exception is wrong/misleading, and does not reflect the true cause of failure, which is that the group does not exist.

      On a side note, we have KB article on this, but I didn't find a bug filed for it:
      http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Unable+to+Create+New+User+Due+to+InsufficientPrivilegeException

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              rchang Robert Chang
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