Confluence 7.18 beta release notes

Atlassian presents Confluence 7.18.0-rc1 . This is a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on providing app developers an opportunity to test their apps and make any required changes in advance of an official release.

Confluence 7.18.0-rc1 is available to download now.

Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.

No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.

Atlassian does not provide support for development releases.



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Highlights of 7.18.0-rc1

Released 23 May 2022

No significant changes in this release candidate. 

Highlights of 7.18.0-beta1

Released 19 May 2022

Changing the logging level in a cluster just got easier

For DATA CENTER 

Sometimes it's the small things that make a big difference to your day. On the Logging and Profiling administration page, you can now choose which cluster node you want to apply your changes to. No need to navigate to each node in your browser.

This applies to log levels, marking logs, and profiling settings. 

Connect to cloud products with secure application tunnels

For DATA CENTER SERVER

Integrating Atlassian cloud and self-managed (Data Center and Server) products through application links requires opening your network for incoming connections, which isn’t something everyone can do. To solve this problem, we’re now introducing application tunnels.

Application tunnels use network tunneling to create a secure pathway between your organization in Atlassian Cloud and the products in your network. You can use this pathway to tunnel application links and integrate your products in a secure way. Thanks to that, your products can communicate with one another, while you keep your network safe and sound.

Application tunnels are available for Confluence 7.4 and later. Learn more about application tunnels

New content API

For DATA CENTER SERVER

We have added a new REST API endpoint, rest/content/scan. The new endpoint provides better performance than rest/content, and adds a cursor parameter which can be used for pagination. It can only be used to browse pages (not blogs), and doesn't support offset , title , or creationdate parameters.

See how you can use the API to browse Confluence content


Upgrade notes


No upgrade notes for this release.



Supported platforms changes

End of support for PostgreSQL 10

As previously announced, PostgreSQL 10 is no longer supported.

Advance Notice: End of support for Oracle 12c

Confluence 7.20.x will be the last release to support Oracle 12c.

Advance Notice: End of support for UTF8 encoding for MySQL

We will end support for UTF8 encoding for MySQL databases in Confluence 8.0. If you run Confluence with a MySQL database, you should use UTF8MB4 encoding.

Advance Notice: Removal of Usage stats 

We will remove the Usage Stats feature in Confluence 8.0. 

For more information on these notices, see End of Support Announcements for Confluence


Infrastructure changes

Confluence 7.18 contains changes that may affect apps. Head to Preparing for Confluence 7.18 to find out how these changes will impact app developers. 

Last modified on May 23, 2022

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