Confluence Seems to Hang on Startup with SQL Server

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When starting Confluence, there seems to be no activity after a period of time. Looking at thread dumps, you might notice there are threads waiting on the database.


SQL Server is the database, and ?requireSSL=true is set in the connection string configured in confluence.cfg.xml


Confluence does not trust the SSL certificate presented by SQL Server. This would normally throw a PKIX Certificate error, but it does not seem to in this situation.


  • Add the SSL certificate to the JAVA trust store (usually located at <java-home>/jre/lib/security/cacerts)

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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