Preparing for Confluence 7.2

This documentation is intended for Confluence developers who want to ensure that their existing plugins and apps are compatible with Confluence 7.2.

Watch this page to find out when a new milestone is available and what’s changed. We will publish formal release notes once we release a beta.

Latest milestone
6 December 20197.2.0-rc2Download
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On this page:

Planned changes

In this section we'll provide an overview of the changes we intend to make, so you can start thinking how it might impact your app. We'll indicate when a change has been implemented, and in which milestone. 

Chart macro size limitation

Status: COMPLETE

We now limit the maximum height and width of the Chart macro. This will help avoid performance problems if a user accidentally enters a very large value, as we'll automatically resize the chart to 3000px by 3000px. You can modify the default maximum using the confluence.chart.macro.width.max  and confluence.chart.macro.height.max system properties

New supported databases

Status: COMPLETE

In this release we plan to add support for MySQL 8. 

Single-node Data Center

Status: COMPLETE

From Confluence 7.2, customers can move from Server to Data Center without migrating to a clustered environment. Clustering is still an optional feature, but it’s no longer required as part of a license upgrade.

If an admin chooses to enable cluster mode, we add a new cluster.setup.ready property to confluence.cfg.xml. After restarting, Confluence switches to a clustered configuration, and we prompt you to configure the cluster.

Plugins should not rely on a license check to determine if Confluence is running in a cluster.

Implemented changes

In this section we'll provide details of changes we have implemented, organised by the milestone they are first available in. This will help you decide which milestone to use when testing.

Release candidate - 6 December 2019

Milestone 7.2.0-rc2

This release candidate contains fixes for a few issues we found in RC1.  

Release candidate - 4 December 2019

Milestone 7.2.0-rc1

No significant changes in this release candidate.

Beta - 27 November 2019

Milestone 7.2.0-beta1

In this beta:

  • Added support for MySQL 8. Don't forget to update your driver if you're testing with MySQL 8. 
  • Cluster migration no longer starts automatically after you apply a Data Center license. Admins can enable clustering manually from the Clustering screen. 
  • Added a new step to the setup wizard to choose between single node or multi node when using a Data Center license. 
  • We've added a REST API prefix /rest/token-auth/api to assist customers with complex SSO setups. We don't expect this to have an impact on your plugins, but check out our How to make REST API endpoints available for JWT authentication/ guide in the developer documentation. 

(warning) We discovered some problems when installing Confluence with the Windows installer, and have decided to revert back to bundling the Java 8 JRE in 7.2. 

EAP 2 - 18 November 2019

Milestone 7.2.0-m37

In this milestone:

  • New JVM Code Cache health check
  • Upgraded Atlassian Troubleshooting and Support Tools to 1.21.0

EAP 1 – 11 November 2019

Milestone 7.2.0-m30

In this milestone:

  • We now limit the size of the Chart macro to 3000 x 3000 pixels.
  • We now bundle the AdoptOpenJDK 11 JRE. 

Secure your macros

We have a new guide with some tips for making sure any macros provided by your app are secure. See How to secure your macro in our developer docs. 


Looking for updated documentation? Check out the Confluence EAP space for the latest docs.

Did you know we’ve got a new developer community? Head to community.developer.atlassian.com/ to check it out! We’ll be posting in the announcements category if when new EAP releases are available.

Last modified on Dec 6, 2019

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