INFRA-787 made me realize that account-app is creating a user in JIRA through API. This was a surprise to me, because I thought JIRA was using LDAP as the user directory and authentication. The related code is from 2011, so I have no recollection of why this is done that way.
Once the current
INFRA-787 outage is over, let's come back to whether we need to keep using this ldap-jira-syncer. If we are keeping it, we should document what it does and why it's needed. If we are not keeping it, that's fine, too.