Release Notes 2.2.3

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Confluence 2.2.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some issues users may have encountered using Confluence 2.2, including issues related to LDAP user management, installation, backup/restore and more. This release also includes a patch for a serious security issue regarding global permissions.

2.2.3 is a free upgrade for all customers who purchased their Confluence license after June 8th, 2005.

Who should upgrade?

Confluence 2.2.3 resolves a security bug related to unauthorized modification of global permissions. As such this release is a recommended upgrade for all customers.

For users of older versions of Confluence who do not wish to upgrade, a patch for this issue will be available shortly.

Upgrade Procedure

Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from Confluence 2.2, 2.2.1 or 2.2.2, you can find instructions here. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence.home directory and database before upgrading!

If you are upgrading from Confluence 2.1.5 or earlier, please check the release-notes of the other major Confluence releases:

Changes in 2.2.3

As part of a new process for pushing out bug fix releases more quickly, this release follows just a week after the release of 2.2.2. Six issues were resolved between Confluence 2.2.2 and 2.2.3. For a complete list, see: Issues resolved for 2.2.3

Global Permissions

  • A security problem was identified where unauthorized users could modify global permissions. For more information, including details on how to patch previous Confluence versions, please see the security advisory


  • An issue was resolved where attachments were not imported from space exports. Existing backup files are still valid, the error was only during the re-importing process – Release Notes 2.2.3

External user management

  • Queries to LDAP repositories are now correctly escaped, so user and group names may contain commas – Release Notes 2.2.3


Last modified on May 27, 2016

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