Enabling OpenSearch

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With OpenSearch autodiscovery, you can add Confluence search to your Firefox or Internet Explorer search box. By default, OpenSearch autodiscovery is enabled. This feature can be enabled or disabled as described below.

To enable or disable OpenSearch autodiscovery:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration
  2. Choose Further Configuration in the left-hand panel.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Select the Open Search checkbox to enable this feature (deselect to disable).
  5. Choose Save.

Information about OpenSearch

  • Confluence supports the autodiscovery part of the OpenSearch standard, by supplying an OpenSearch description document. This is an XML file that describes the web interface provided by Confluence's search function.
  • Any client applications that support OpenSearch will be able to add Confluence to their list of search engines.
Last modified on Oct 11, 2021

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