Confluence 2.7.1 Upgrade Guide

Confluence 2.7.1 is a recommended upgrade which fixes a security flaw and other bugs, and brings a couple of improvements. You'll find details of the fixes in the release notes.

Upgrade Notes

As part of the fix for case-sensitivity in usernames and group names when using LDAP integration (CONF-9469), an upgrade task will consolidate permissions for the same user or groups where they differ only by case.

Depending on the size of your Confluence installation (number of spaces and the permissions applied to them) the upgrade task could result in a longer-than-usual delay when starting Confluence for the first time after the upgrade. Please be patient while this happens — it could take a few minutes.

During this process there will be regular progress reports in the log, something like this:

[atlassian.confluence.upgrade.ConsolidatePermissionsUpgradeTask] doUpgrade Consolidating SpacePermissions for Space Monkeys in a Barrel (key=MONBAR)

Backup essential, because permissions will be modified

The upgrade task will modify permissions in your Confluence database. So that our usual 'strong recommendation' to back up the database becomes even stronger.

Upgrade Procedure

If you are already running a version of Confluence, please follow these instructions to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back up your confluence.home directory and database.

  2. If your version of Confluence is earlier than 2.7.0, read the release notes and upgrade guides for all releases between your version and the latest version. In particular:
  3. Download the latest version of Confluence.

  4. Follow the instructions in the Upgrade Guide.

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