How to setup Confluence with IIS

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To install Confluence with IIS using the Apache jk connector.


(info) If you are using JIRA as well as Confluence, please refer to this page in the JIRA documentation instead.

Step 1. Install IIS

If you are running Windows Server 2003, you will only be able to use IIS 5.1 or 6. If you are using Windows Server 2008, you might like to install IIS 7.


If you are using Windows Server 2003 or XP professional, follow these instructions for installing IIS 6.

After installation is complete you should be able to go to http://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp in your browser and see the IIS Getting Started page.


Similar to the previous Windows versions, IIS is not installed by default in Windows Server 2008 so you need to install it manually.

  1. Start your Server Manager.
  2. Click 'Roles'.
  3. In the right hand panel, click "Add Roles".
  4. A new window will pop up. Select the 'Web Server (IIS)' option.
  5. Click 'Next' until you see another set of checkbox options to install the required 'Roles Services' for the web server (IIS).
  6. Scroll down to 'Application Development' and tick the following:
    • CGI
    • ISAPI Extensions
    • ISAPI Filters
  7. Click 'Next'.
  8. And lastly, click 'Install'.

To check that IIS has been installed successfully, you can direct your browser to http://localhost/ and see the IIS 7 logo.

You can learn more about IIS 7 from this website.

Please bear in mind that IIS 7 has a default uploading file size limitation of 30MB, please contact your IIS administrator to tune the setting if it is needed.

Step 2. Install Confluence

Do a normal Confluence installation, after which you should be able to use confluence as usual through the URL http://localhost:8090.

Step 3. Configure Tomcat

Add another connector to your server.xml file, directly after the existing <Connector ... /> tag:

<Connector port="8009" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443"
protocol="AJP/1.3" URIEncoding="UTF-8" />

Restart Confluence.
In the logs/catalina.YYYY-MM-DD.log file you should see the Jk is running:

INFO: Starting Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-8090
7/09/2006 14:40:04 org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket init
INFO: JK: ajp13 listening on /
7/09/2006 14:40:04 org.apache.jk.server.JkMain start
INFO: Jk running ID=0 time=0/31&nbsp; config=null

Step 4. Configure the Tomcat Connector

These instructions are based on the Tomcat Connector, IIS Configuration documentation.

  1. Download the isapi_redirect.dll from the apache tomcat download page - click 'browse download area' to search for the file.
  2. Place the isapi_redirect.dll file in a directory c:\ajp_iis (the name of the directory isn't important, but if you use a different one make sure to take account of this in the instructions which follow)
  3. Create a file in the same directory as you put the DLL. You can use this sample file if you have used ajp_iisas the directory name.
    • Note that this sample properties file assumes that the dll is named isapi_redirect.dll. If you want to name your DLL something else, you must edit this file.
  4. Create and files. You can use the sample file and the sample file.
  5. Create an empty file named in c:\ajp_iis.

Step 5. Connect Confluence with IIS

Connect Confluence with IIS, depending on your version of IIS:


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