Bamboo fails to add a new repository with an "endless spinning wheel" animation

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


When adding a repository in Bamboo, after submitting the changes, Bamboo will not refresh the page and will hang with an "endless spinning wheel" animation such as:


Bamboo 7, 8


The browser is not receiving or is ignoring the response from the server after the POST

This KB is not the solution to the following BUG:

BAM-21541 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Though both share similar symptoms, the issues are different.


After submitting a new repository creation, Bamboo sends a response to the browser containing an Inline Frame element (iframe). That response is being blocked or explicitly disabled by an X-Frame-Options: DENY header injected by the Reverse Proxy or Load Balancer.

That can be confirmed after generating a HAR file and checking for the response data:

In the example below, notice that the Reverse proxy duplicates some headers and also adds an X-Frame-Options: DENY on top of Bamboo's default X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

content-encoding gzip
content-language en-US
content-type text/html;charset=UTF-8
date Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:13:17 GMT
server nginx/1.20.1
strict-transport-security max-age=31536000
vary Accept-Encoding
x-content-type-options nosniff
x-content-type-options nosniff
x-frame-options SAMEORIGIN
x-frame-options DENY
x-seraph-loginreason OK
x-xss-protection 1; mode=block


Starting from Bamboo 5.14, X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN is enabled by default in HTTP response headers in order to provide ClickJacking protection

Work with the Infrastructure team to either remove any ClickJacking protection on your Reverse Proxy/Load Balancer. Alternatively, if the X-Frame-Options header can't be removed, forcibly set it as SAMEORIGIN for the Bamboo URL.

Last modified on Jun 30, 2022

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