Confluence Server mobile app beta

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A native app for Confluence Server and Data Center is just around the corner. In the meantime, you're welcome to take the beta app for a test drive. 

For your team to use the app, you must:

Android beta available now

This is a public beta. All your users need to do is hit the button below, sign in, then choose 'Become a tester'.

Get the app

iOS beta available now

This is a private beta. For your users to be able to join, we'll need their email addresses so we can invite them.

Sign up now

What you'll need

Confluence requirements

In order for your users to try the Confluence Server app, you will need to:

  • upgrade your Confluence site to Confluence 6.5 or later
  • manually update the Confluence Mobile plugin to version 2.0.3 or later
  • manually update the Confluence Inline Tasks plugin to version 7.3.0 or later.
  • ensure your site is using SSL, and that your certificate is from a trusted Certificate Authority.

Confluence Mobile plugin and Confluence Inline Tasks plugins are system add-ons that we've made available in Marketplace so they can be updated independently of Confluence. This is only required for the beta, to make sure you have access to the latest APIs.  

Device requirements

In order to use the app, your users will need a device with either:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) or later, or
  • iOS 11 or later (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch)

Users will need to log in to use the app, even if your site allows anonymous users.

Once the beta phase is complete, users will need to delete this app, and install the final app from the App Store or Play Store to ensure continued updates.

How to update your add-ons

If you're running Confluence 6.5 and are not running the required minimum versions of the Confluence Mobile plugin (2.0.3), or Confluence Inline Tasks plugin (7.3.0), the app will work work properly. 

To upgrade these system add-ons manually:

  1. Download the latest version of each add-on from Marketplace:
  2. Go to  > Add-ons.
  3. Choose Upload add-on and upload the Confluence Mobile Plugin JAR file you downloaded from Marketplace (alternatively, you can enter the download URL from Marketplace in the URL field).
  4. Repeat this process for the Confluence Inline Tasks plugin JAR file. 
  5. Confirm that Confluence is now running the versions listed above. 

Once the beta phase is complete, you will likely need to upgrade Confluence again, to a version that is compatible with the final Confluence app.  

Considerations for administrators

Here are some things to consider when determining whether your users will be able to use the app.

VPN and firewalls

If your Confluence site is not accessible on the public internet, users will need to connect their device to your network or virtual private network (VPN) in order to use the app.

We recommend providing your users with step-by-step instructions on how to connect to your VPN when you let them know the mobile app is available, as this is something Atlassian Support will not be able to help them with.  

SSL required

The app can only accept HTTPS connections, so in order to use the app your site will need to be configured to use SSL. 

You will not be able to log in on the app if:

  • your certificate is self signed
  • the Certificate Authority (CA) is unknown, or is not one that Android / iOS trusts by default  (for example it might be a new CA that is not yet trusted, or a private CA)
  • your certificate is missing an intermediate CA, affecting the certificate chain.  

See our Knowledge base article for information on how to resolve this. 

Cloud services

The app does not currently use any cloud-based services. We'll provide plenty of information if this changes as we add more features. 

Login and authentication

The app supports all common Confluence user management configurations, including external user directories and SAML single sign-on. Users will need to sign in to use the app, even if your site allows anonymous access.  

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

We do not currently support any mobile device management (MDM) or app management solutions. 

Third party add-ons and visual customizations

The mobile app provides a simple, lightweight way for users to view, create, edit and collaborate on pages. Complex interactions, including those provided by add-ons, such as blueprints, calendars, workflows will not be available in the app. Some third party macros may be available, depending on whether the add-on supports rendering these macros on mobile. 

Any theming or look and feel customizations you've made to your site will not be reflected in the app. 

Actions required after the beta

After the beta program has ended and the app is generally available, your users will need to delete the beta app from their device, and install the final app from the App Store or Play Store. This is to make sure they continue to receive updates.  

It is also likely that you will need to upgrade your Confluence site at this time, if the final app requires a later Confluence version. 

About the app

Confluence Server for Android

Here's what you'll get, and what you can do in the app:

  • Create and edit pages
    Create a quick page when you're on site with a customer, or fix that typo on an existing page before anyone notices. Create and edit lets you do the important stuff, wherever you are.
  • Notifications when you need them most
    Get notifications for mentions, comment replies, page shares, and tasks assigned to you, so you can act quickly when it really matters. 
  • Collaborate on the go
    Comment on pages to keep work moving, wherever you are. Like pages to show your support, and share them via email and other apps.
  • Get back to your work, fast
    The Recents tab lets you quickly find pages you've viewed recently. Find those meeting notes you added yesterday, or the blog post you were reading earlier.
  • Visit any space, and browse using the page tree
    The Spaces tab lets you visit your My Spaces, and any other space on your site. Pick a space and browse using the familiar Confluence page tree.

Have ideas on how to make the app even more useful? We want your feedback! Shake your phone (or head to Settings > Feedback) to drop us a note.

Limitations and known issues

  • Some page macros won't display in the app or mobile web. You'll need to view the page in your browser (or switch to full desktop mode on your device).
  • The app does not send push notifications to your device.
  • Image and file upload is not currently available in the app. 
  • Links to Confluence pages (from emails or other apps) don't automatically open in the app.

Confluence Server for iOS

Confluence Server for iOS is a universal app for iPhone and iPad, so you can choose the best device for the job. If you'd rather not create and edit pages on your iPhone, switch over to your iPad and take advantage of the larger screen and keyboard. You can also use split view on iPad and work side by side with other apps.

Here's what you'll get, and what you can do in the app:

  • Create and edit pages 
    Create a quick page when you're on site with a customer, or fix that typo on an existing page before anyone notices. Create and edit lets you do the important stuff, wherever you are.
  • Notifications when you need them most 
    Keep up with what your team is doing with notifications for new pages and posts, comments, mentions, page shares, likes, and tasks assigned to you.
  • Get back to your work, fast 
    The Your work tab serves up pages you've viewed or worked on recently. Find those meeting notes you added yesterday, or the blog post you were reading earlier.
  • Visit any space, and browse using the page tree 
    The Spaces tab lets you visit your My Spaces, and any other space on your site. Pick a space and browse using the familiar Confluence page tree. While you're in the spaces list, you can add spaces to My Spaces or remove the ones that aren't important any more.
  • Stay connected to your team 
    The activity feed lets you see all activity on your site, or filter it by space. Like and comment on pages, or share a link to any page, right from the app. 

Have ideas on how to make the app even more useful? We want your feedback! Shake your phone (or head to Settings > Feedback) to drop us a note.

Sign up for the beta

Limitations and known issues

  • Some page macros won't display in the app or mobile web. You'll need to view the page in your browser (or switch to full desktop mode on your device).
  • The app does not send push notifications to your device.
  • Image and file upload is not currently available in the app. 
  • Links to Confluence pages (from emails or other apps) don't automatically open in the app.

We want your feedback

Your feedback will help us improve the app.  Give us feedback by:

  • shaking the app, or going to Settings > Feedback
  • raising an issue in Jira in our Feedback project
  • email at confluence-server-mobile at atlassian dot com. 

We're particularly interested in hearing about any issues you may have logging in to the app, or infrastructure / environmental issues that prevent your users from using the app. 

Last modified on Dec 12, 2017

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