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This documentation applies to Confluence versions 2.0.x-2.5.4. The latest Confluence documentation is available via this link.

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Configuring Confluence

Site Configuration
Configuring the Site Homepage
Editing the Site Title
Editing the Site Welcome Message
View Space Goes to Browse Space
Editing the Global Logo
Configuring the Server Base URL
Configuring HTTP Timeout Settings
Recognised System Properties

Optional Settings
Enabling Remote APIs
Enabling Rich Text Editing Option
Making Rich Text Editing default
Enabling CamelCase Linking
Enabling Trackback
Enabling Threaded Comments
Attachment Storage Configuration (thumbs up) NEW in 2.2!
Configuring Attachment Size

Display Settings
Configuring Indexing Language
Number of Ancestors to Show in Breadcrumbs
Configuring Character Encoding
Configuring Time and Date Formats
Configuring Number Formats
Thumbnail Settings
Configuring Shortcut Links

Data and Backups

Backups Configuration
Configuring Daily Backups
Changing Time of Daily Backup
Manually Backing Up The Site

Restoring Data
Restoring a Site
Restoring a Space
Restoring Data During Setup
Restoring Data from the Administration Console
Retrieve File Attachments from a Backup

System Administration

System Configuration Information
Viewing System Information
Viewing and Editing License Details
Cache Statistics
Cluster Administration page

System Administration
Content Index Administration
Upgrading Confluence
Moving Confluence Between Servers
Migrate to an External Database
Migrate Or Clone Confluence Between Servers
Important Directories and Files
Rebuilding the Ancestor Table

Importing Data

Importing From JSPWiki
Build JSPWiki-exporter from source
Snip Snap Import

Mail Configuration

Configuring a Server for Outgoing Mail
The Mail Queue
Enabling the 'Mail Page' plugin  NEW in 2.4!


Confluence Security Advisory 2005-02-09
Confluence Security Advisory 2005-12-05
Java Policy Security with Confluence

Security Options

Spam Prevention (Captcha)(thumbs up) NEW in 2.2!
Managing External Referrers
Hiding External Referrers
Hiding External Links From Search Engines
Excluding External Referrers
User Email Visibility
Anonymous Access to Remote API
Adding SSL for Secure Logins and Page Security

User Management

Confluence User Management
Global Groups Overview
Global Permissions Overview
Setting up Anonymous Access
Adding a New User
Editing User Details
Removing a User
Enabling or Disabling Public Signup
Adding or Removing a User from a Group
Adding a Group
Removing a Group
Viewing Members of a group
Restoring Passwords To Recover Admin User Rights

External User Management
Understanding User Management in Confluence
Activating External User Management
LDAP Integration Overview
Confluence Caching OSUser Provider
Changes in osuser.xml from 1.0.3a to 1.1.x
Requesting External User Management Support
Troubleshooting the "Not Permitted" Screen under LDAP Integration

Crowd User Management
Integrating Confluence with Crowd

JIRA User Management
Delegating User Management in Confluence to JIRA
Delegating User Management in Confluence 1.0 to JIRA
Override properties in JIRA to Confluence Bridge

Design and Layout

Configuring Layouts
Customising Look and Feel Overview
Customising Colour Schemes
Customising Layouts
Working With Decorator Macros
Global Templates

Configuring Themes
Themes Overview
Creating a Theme
Applying a Theme To A Site
Including Cascading Stylesheets in Themes

Integrating Confluence and JIRA

Integrating JIRA and Confluence
Configuring Jira Issues Icon mappings
Add Confluence EAR-WAR to JIRA Standalone

Plugin Management

Installing and Configuring Plugins manually
Installing and Configuring Plugins using the Plugin Repository
Confluence Plugin Guide

Configuring User Macros
Writing Macros
Editing and Removing macros
Enabling HTML Macros
Enabling the html-include Macro

Performance Tuning

Memory usage and requirements
Configuring a Large Confluence Installation
Tuning Tips
Profiling using the YourKit Plugin

Character Encoding

Configuring Encoding
Troubleshooting Character Encodings


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