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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 the Site Support Address
Configuring HTTP Timeout Settings
Configuring System Properties
Customising Default Space Content

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
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
Showing Link Icons

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
Restoring a Test Instance from Production

Scheduled Jobs
Scheduled Jobs

Data Model
The Confluence Data Model

System Administration

System Configuration
Viewing System Information
Viewing and Editing License Details
Cache Statistics
Site Statistics

System Administration
Content Index Administration
Upgrading Confluence
Migrating Confluence Between Servers
Migrate to Another Database
Important Directories and Files
Rebuilding the Ancestor Table
Finding Unused Spaces

Large Confluence Installations
Operating Large or Mission-Critical Confluence Installations
Configuring a Large Confluence Installation
Overview of Confluence Clusters
Cluster Administration page

Importing Data

Universal Wiki Converter
Snip Snap Import
Importing Pages from Disk

Mail Configuration

Configuring a Server for Outgoing Mail
The Mail Queue
Enabling the 'Mail Page' plugin


Overview and Advisories
Security Overview and Advisories

Security Options

Spam Prevention via Captcha
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
Java Policy Security with Confluence

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 Users in Groups
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
Troubleshooting LDAP User Management
Confluence Caching OSUser Provider
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
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
Customising the eMail 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
Adding Confluence EAR-WAR to JIRA Standalone
Setting Up Trusted Communication between JIRA and Confluence

Plugin Management

Confluence Plugin Guide
Installing and Configuring Plugins Manually
Installing and Configuring Plugins using the Plugin Repository Client
Setting Up Trusted Communication between JIRA and Confluence
Enabling the 'Mail Page' plugin

Configuring User Macros
Editing and Removing User Macros
Enabling HTML Macros
Enabling the html-include Macro
Enabling the Flowchart Macro
Troubleshooting the Gallery Macro
Configuring the userlister Macro
Working With Decorator Macros
Writing Macros

Performance Tuning

Memory usage and requirements
Configuring a Large Confluence Installation
Performance tuning
Enabling HTTP Compression
Working with Confluence Logs
Page Request Profiling
Profiling using the YourKit Plugin

Character Encoding

Configuring Encoding
Troubleshooting Character Encodings


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