our company also want to use Confluence 2.1.x.
But we have an issue:
All Users für web based Applications have a single URL
https://intranet.mycompany.com running apache 2.0.x and mod_auth_ldap.
Currently, all intranet apllications are using the environment variable
REMOTE_USER for user mapping which is passed from apache through
the webserver module to the java/php/perl application.
Once, the user is logged in, everything is fine.
The java/php/perl application knows the
user = REMOTE_USER and can make the necessary
LDAP Requests for the user.
Login screens for Apllcations are not necessary at all.
For mediawiki, there's an example in the Extension "Auto_Login_via_REMOTE_USER".
It would be great, to have a configuration variable like
REMOTE_USER=true within the Confluence Web Admin
to use this simple feature in Confluence and
to make it simple to integrate in existing Intranet and Extranet Environments.
Of course, it's necessary to configure confluence LDAP integration, that
confluence uses the same user oids as the apache mod_auth_ldap.
Regards, Thorleif Wiik