How to Upgrade The Tomcat Container for Confluence

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Please note that these changes are not supported and this article is provided for informational purposes only. EAR/WAR support was depreciated in Confluence 5.7 . T he only supported application server is the version of Tomcat that is bundled with each release.

Due to security concerns or company policy, the Tomcat  container  housing Confluence needs to be upgraded.  This guide explains how to upgrade Tomcat.


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Make a Backup of the <confluence install directory> before proceeding

  1. Shutdown Confluence
  2. Download a compatible version of Tomcat and unzip it
  3. Copy the contents of the bin folder to your <install-directory>/bin folder, replacing existing files
  4. Copy the contents of the lib folder to your <install-directory>/lib folder, replacing existing files
  5. Start Confluence

Last modified on Mar 21, 2024

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