Configuring RSS Feeds

A Confluence System Administrator can configure the following aspects of RSS feeds:

  • The maximum number of items that Confluence returns to an RSS feed request.
  • The maximum time period that Confluence allows to respond to an RSS feed request.

Both of these are set in the 'Edit Security Configuration' screen.

To configure RSS feeds:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Security Configuration.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Enter a value for Maximum RSS Items. The default value is 200.
  5. Enter a value for RSS timeout.
  6. Choose Save.

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Screenshot: Configuring RSS feeds


  • When using the RSS Feed Builder, a user could potentially enter such a large value for the number of feed items returned that Confluence would eventually run out of memory.
  • When using the Feed Builder, if a users a value greater than this setting (or less than 0) they will get a validation error.
  • If any pre-existing feeds are set to request more than the configured maximum, they will be supplied with only the configured maximum number of items. This is done silently - there is no logging and no message is returned to the RSS reader.
  • If Confluence times out when responding to an RSS feed request, any items already rendered are returned.

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