Confluence 8.7 release notes

6 December 2023
We're excited to present Confluence 8.7

Note: Confluence 8.7.1 is the first General Availability release for Confluence 8.7. Confluence 8.7.0 was an internal release and is not available for download.

This Confluence release supports only Data Center licenses. If you have a Server license, check out your options for upgrading.




Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.  

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Sort tables in the editor


Table sorting is now available in the editor. Sort columns with text, dates, user mentions, and links, and save your changes when you publish. You'll also see sticky table headers in the editor so you can be sure you’re writing to the correct cell without scrolling up. We’ve got your team sorted ;-)

Animated screenshot: Table sorting in the editor

See what else you can do with tables

More accessibility improvements


Discover accessibility improvements for screen reader and keyboard-only users, especially in Space tools, the space sidebar, and across image elements used within the product interface such as image/icon buttons as wella s the graphs displayed in Analytics. 

See a full list of accessibility fixes in 8.7.1

See more information in the Trash


Manage your Space’s Trash more efficiently with details about who created the content ('Created by') and who deleted it ('Deleted by'). Go to Space tools > Content Tools > Trash to see this in action.

Screenshot: Space Trash view with two extra data fields:

  1. Created by

  2. Deleted by

Learn more about page deletion

HashiCorp Vault — shhh, it's a secret


To give you more choice and flexibility in securing your database password, we’ve added HashiCorp Vault to our offering. Using V2 of the HashiCorp KV Secret Engine, you can choose to authenticate with Vault using HashiCorp tokens or Kubernetes Service Account Tokens.

Learn how to configure HashiCorp Vault with Confluence

Support for Pgpool-II


We’ve added support for Pgpool-II, an open-source database solution that’ll provide a proxy between Confluence and a PostgreSQL database cluster. The change enhances disaster recovery and will help to to ensure the fulfilment of your business continuity planning. 

Learn how to set up Pgpool-II for Confluence

Resolved issues

For full details of bugs fixed and suggestions resolved, head to our public issues tracker on Jira.

Get ready to upgrade

Before you upgrade, check out the Confluence 8.7 Upgrade Notes for important changes in this release, then follow the usual upgrade instructions to upgrade your site.

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Been a while since your last upgrade? Check out our upgrade matrix for a bird's-eye view of the most important changes since Confluence 8.5 LTS.

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Our wonderful customers... 

You play an important role in making Confluence better. Thanks to everyone who participated in interviews with us, made suggestions, voted, and reported bugs!

Last modified on Jan 12, 2024

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