"Forgot Password" feature should not reveal that a given username exists within Confluence for security reason

2011-04-26T09:08:13
ID ATLASSIAN:CONFSERVER-22388
Type atlassian
Reporter jpsupport
Modified 2017-04-02T07:48:16

Description

{panel:bgColor=#e7f4fa} NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Server. Using Confluence Cloud? [See the corresponding suggestion|http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-22388]. {panel}

It is possible to see which user exists on Confluence or not from within "Forgot Password" link.

This is bad for security reasons.

If you enter a non-existant username, it currently warns "No user with that username exists".

Instead, the feature should give same message, regardless of whether the username given actually exists or not, such as "Please check the email address you signed up with".

We appreciate your consideration.

Regards, JP Support