This page describes the supported platforms for Confluence. Please review them before installing Confluence. The information on this page applies to Confluence 5.8.

Further information:

  • End of support for various platforms and browsers when used with Confluence: End of Support Announcements for Confluence.
  • More information about these supported platforms and hardware requirements: System Requirements.
  • Go to  > General Configuration > Atlassian Support Tools > Health Check to run the health check, which looks at things like your licence validity, Tomcat version, basic database setup and more. 

Key : (tick) = Supported. (error) = Not Supported

Java version


Oracle JRE / JDK

(tick) 1.8

(warning) There's a known issue with Java 1.8.0_25 and 1.8.0_31, and another known issue with Java 1.8.0_45. We don't recommend running Confluence on these versions.

Operating systems for Confluence server installation


Microsoft Windows (including 64-bit)(1)

(tick) (Microsoft Supported Versions only)

Linux / Solaris (1, 2, 10)


Apple Mac OS X

(error) Not supported as server. (tick) Supported as client platform.

Application servers


Apache Tomcat

(tick) 8.0.x 12




(tick) 9.2, 9.3

MySQL (3)(11)

(tick) 5.5, 5.6 (5.6.16 and later only - more info)
(error) MariaDB and Percona Server are not supported.

(warning) There's currently a known issue with MySQL 5.5:

CONF-37829 - Getting issue details... STATUS


(tick) 11.1, 11.2, 12c

Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014

H2 (4)

(tick) (this embedded database is provided for evaluating Confluence only)

Web browsers – desktop


Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows) (5, 6, 13, 14)

(tick) 9,10, 11

Mozilla Firefox (all platforms)

(tick) Latest stable version supported

Google Chrome (Windows and Mac) (7)

(tick) Latest stable version supported

Safari (Mac) 

(tick) Latest stable version supported

Web browsers – mobile


Mobile Safari (iOS) (8)

(tick) Latest stable version supported

Android (Android) (9)

(tick) The default browser on Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Chrome (Android and iOS) (8, 9) (tick) Latest stable version supported
  1. Confluence is a pure Java application and should run on this platform provided the JRE or JDK requirement is satisfied. 
  2. While some of our customers run Confluence on SPARC-based hardware, Atlassian only officially supports Confluence running on x86 hardware and 64-bit derivatives of x86 hardware.
  3. Ensure that you configure your Confluence MySQL database to use the InnoDB storage engine as the MyISAM storage engine could lead to data corruption. 
  4. Confluence includes an embedded H2 database. This database is fine for evaluation purposes, but for production environments, we only support running Confluence with one of the supported external database listed on this page. 
  5. Internet Explorer 9 does not support the drag-and-drop functionality of HTML5. As Confluence relies on this functionality, the drag-and-drop experience in Internet Explorer 9 is not complete. Internet Explorer 10 in 'desktop' mode does support the drag-and-drop functionality, and the implementation of drag-and-drop in Confluence works as expected with Internet Explorer 10 'desktop' mode. The 'modern' mode of Internet Explorer 10 does not support drag-and-drop.
  6. Confluence is tested with these versions of Internet Explorer in standards-compliant rendering mode, not compatibility mode. Enabling compatibility mode may cause problems because it emulates older, unsupported rendering modes.
  7. Chrome does not have WEBDAV / plugin support so features such as Edit in Word for attachments will not work. Please refer to CONF-23322 for information on the progress of the issue.
  8. Confluence does not support editing in Mobile Safari on iOS devices (such as iPhone and iPad). Please refer to CONF-19523 for information on the progress of this issue.
  9. Confluence does not support editing on Android devices.
  10.  NFS mounts are not supported on Linux operating systems due to Lucene requirements.
  11.  We do not currently support MariaDB or Percona Server.  See  CONF-36471 - Getting issue details... STATUS  and  CONF-29060 - Getting issue details... STATUS  for more information. 
  12.  We only support the Tomcat version that is bundled with your specific Confluence version.
  13.  Internet Explorer 9 does not support previewing PDF files. You'll be given an option to download the PDF instead when you try to preview a PDF attached to a Confluence page. 
  14. You need to have Javascript enabled to install Confluence. Setting your Internet Explorer security level as 'High' will disable Javascript and prevent you from installing Confluence. See this knowledge base article for more information.
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