How to bypass a proxy to test network connectivity

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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.

Support for Server* products ended on February 15th 2024. If you are running a Server product, you can visit the Atlassian Server end of support announcement to review your migration options.

*Except Fisheye and Crucible


Sometimes it's necessary to test connectivity to a single application from a single workstation. The methods described in this article should only be used if you need to test connectivity from a single workstation. To bypass an application link permanently, see How do I bypass a reverse proxy for use in Application Links. Adding a secondary connector to Tomcat allows for an alternate route of communication to the application.

For Putty on Windows:

Setting up an SSH tunnel (also called port forwarding) using Putty

For Mac or Linux:

Type into Terminal:

ssh <operating system username on the remote system>@<hostname or IP> -L <local port>:hostname:<confluence port>

For example:

ssh admin@server -L 9998:server:8090

After setting up the tunnel browse to http://hostname:<local port> and the local port will be forwarded to the Confluence port on the remote host.

For Remote Desktop on Windows:

If the server is Windows and Remote Desktop access is available for administration just RDP to the server, launch a browser and access the site using http://localhost:8090/ or http://localhost:8090/confluence (Providing Confluence is on its default port)

Last modified on Oct 6, 2021

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