Preparing for Confluence 7.6

This documentation is intended for Confluence developers who want to ensure that their existing plugins and apps are compatible with Confluence 7.6.

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
22 June 20207.6.0-rc1Download
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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. 

Rebuild the search index in a cluster

Status: DELAYED

We're making some improvements to the way you rebuild the search index in a cluster. Once the reindex is complete on one node, we'll propagate that index to all the other nodes in the cluster automatically. A new UI will let you see exactly where the process is up to.

We're still working on this one, so it won't be included in 7.6. We'll provide more information at a later date. 

OAuth 2.0 for incoming mail

Status: DELAYED

We're adding OAuth 2.0 authentication for incoming email (POP3). This is going to involve some changes to the way you configure an incoming email server.

We're still working on this one, so it won't be included in 7.6. We'll provide more information at a later date. 

Cache optimisation

Status: COMPLETE

When clustered, Confluence uses a distributed cache that is managed using Hazelcast. Data is evenly partitioned across all the Confluence nodes in a cluster, instead of being replicated on each node.

In order to unlock further horizontal scaling capabilities for the Confluence cluster, we are switching some caches to local caching with remote invalidation. 

The default cache configuration in Confluence is still a fully-distributed cache, so these changes should not affect your plugins. 

We'll provide more information about this change shortly. 

New audit log events

Status: COMPLETE

We've added several new events for end-user behaviour (move page/blog, share page/blog, request access / grant access). 

Audit log improvements

Status: DELAYED

We rolled back the following minor improvements to the audit log in 7.6.0-rc1 after discovering an issue:

  • filter events by category
  • increase or decrease audit log file retention.

We expect these features to be available in Confluence 7.7. 

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 1 - 22 June 2020

We found an issue in the latest version of the Atlassian Audit plugin, so have decided to revert back to v 1.8.4 of the plugin for now. 

Beta 1 - 16 June 2020

In this beta:

  • Updated Atlassian Audit Plugin to 1.9.1 
  • Switched some caches to replicate-via-invalidation. 

EAP 3 – 9 June 2020

Milestone 7.6.0-m35

No significant changes in this milestone. 

EAP 2 – 1 June 2020

Milestone 7.6.0-m26

No significant changes in this milestone. 

EAP 1 – 25 May 2020

Milestone 7.6.0-m15

No significant changes in this milestone. 


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 Jun 22, 2020

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