Confluence Server and Data Center feature comparison

If you manage your own Confluence site (it's not hosted by Atlassian), you'll have either a Confluence Server or Confluence Data Center license.  If we manage Confluence for you, you'll have a Confluence Cloud license. 

Your Confluence license determines which features and infrastructure choices are available.  

Feature comparison

Here’s a summary of available features for Confluence Server and Confluence Data Center. If you’re interested in having Atlassian host and manage your products, see how a cloud plan compares on our Confluence features page.

Core featuresServer licenseData Center license
Create spaces
Create spaces to store your team or project work.

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Create pages
Create pages and blog posts, and work on them with your team.

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Collaborative editing
Up to 12 people can work on the same page at the same time. Learn more

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Browser and mobile
Use your browser, or use the iOS or Android app. Learn more

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User management

External user directories
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or another LDAP directory. Learn more

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Single sign-on
Use a SAML or OpenID Connect identity provider for authentication and single-sign on. Learn more

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Advanced permissions management
Inspect user and group permissions for auditing and troubleshooting purposes. Learn more

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High availability and performance at scale

Clustering
Run Confluence on multiple nodes high availability. Learn more

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) support
Improve geo-performance for distributed teams. Learn more

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Infrastructure and Control

Read-only mode
Limit what users can do in your site while you perform maintenance. Learn more

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Sandboxed processes
Run resource intensive tasks in external sandboxes for greater stability. Learn more

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Rate limiting
Control how many external REST API requests users and automations can make. Learn more

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Advanced auditing
Access a wider range of audit events, and integrate with third-party logging systems. Learn more
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Deployment options

Your own hardware
Run Confluence on your own physical servers, virtualized servers, or in the data center of your choice.

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AWS Quick Start
Use our Cloud Formation Templates to deploy Confluence on AWS. Learn more

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Azure template
Use our template to deploy Confluence on Azure. Learn more

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How do you decide what's included in each license?

We want all teams to get the most out of Confluence, so the core features are available for everyone – including creating pages, working together, and organizing your work. 

Some features are developed specifically for customers with a Data Center license. These may be specific to the needs of larger enterprises, or may provide additional infrastructure or administrative options to help you when Confluence is essential to getting work done in your organization. 

Find out more about how we prioritize features for our Server and Data Center products in our blog.

Which license is right for your organization?

Considering switching? Learn more about Data Center 

Last modified on Aug 19, 2020

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