Last updatedSep 9, 2020

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This page includes release notes and updates for Confluence Cloud app developers. Use this page to keep track of upcoming changes, deprecation notices, new features, and feature updates from Confluence Cloud.

You can also ask questions and learn from other Confluence Cloud developers on the Atlassian Developer Community.

9 September 2020

added Added new tutorial on how to make REST API calls

The new Using the REST API tutorial shows how to call the REST API in three places:

  • command line using cURL
  • Connect route handler
  • Connect view

The example performs a simple CQL search and displays parts of the returned data.

28 July 2020

notice - deprecation Deprecating 2 old Group APIs

Starting January 28, 2021, the following APIs will no longer function:

added Added 6 new Group APIs

See full change notice for details.

20 July 2020

updated Changes in anonymous access to Convert Content Body API

Convert Content Body API is now allowlisted for anonymous access. However, if anonymous access is not explicitly enabled for a tenant, use of the following query parameters will result in HTTP 403 (Forbidden):

  • spaceKeyContext
  • contentIdContext

7 July 2020

notice - change OAuth 2.0 endpoint for URL is changing

The Atlassian OAuth 2.0 authorization service that is currently available at is moving to a different URL, Atlassian is consolidating all of our public services under this naming scheme. The old URL will be retired as of January 1, 2021. See the OAuth 2.0 endpoint deprecation notice for more information.

22 May 2020

The Theme API was built for a UI that Confluence has recently moved away from, and doesn't support the new UI. Based on Theme API usage to date, we are evaluating whether Theme API will support the new UI.

4 May 2020

added The new layout manager is coming to Confluence

Page-layout is a technical update to the new Confluence navigation for further performance optimization. It’s a whole new way to lay out top navigation, side navigation, and page content on a page, user generated or system rendered.

Learn more about roll out

17 Apr 2020

updated New changelog format

We've updated our changelog to be more consistent and easier to keep track of. All of the information from our old changelog, formerly called Latest Updates, is included in this page, but now everything is organized by date and announcement type.

8 Apr 2020

notice Users that use Sign in with Apple may choose to not share their email address

Marketplace apps that have access to the customer’s private Apple email, can only use the email as an identifier, not to communicate with.

Learn more

6 Apr 2020

notice - change Enhanced Validation of OAuthClientIds

Atlassian Connect is enhancing the security of impersonation token requests to ensure older OAuthClientId are no longer accepted. We plan to roll out this change in a progressive manner:

  • May 12: Changes will be released to the Jira and Confluence Cloud Vendor First program.
  • June 16: Changes will be progressively rolled out to all remaining Jira and Confluence tenants on an app by app basis. Over a two week period, we’ll increase the percentage of apps receiving the change nominally from 5% to 50% to 100%. These dates and rollout percentages may change depending on whether issues are encountered by customers.

See full change notice for details.

1 Apr 2020

added Added new tutorial on how to create a macro app

Creating a dynamic macro (formerly "Rise of the macros") has been rewritten to be simpler and more useful.

updated Renamed developer tutorials

All of the tutorials have been renamed so that you can tell at a glance what each one teaches.

27 Mar 2020

added Added Move and Copy Page APIs

  • Move page - PUT /wiki/rest/api/content/{id}/move/{position}/{targetId}
  • Copy page - POST /wiki/rest/api/content/{id}/copy

We added the ability for you to move and copy your Confluence pages from the comfort of your REST calls. Find out more about these endpoints in this Dev Chat.

20 Mar 2020

notice - change Adding sandboxing to Connect app iframes April 1

Urgent: See full change details and allowlist in our developer community update.

This change has already been rolled out to sites in the Jira 10 and Confluence 7 Ecosystem Beta Groups for testing and will be rolled out to the general public beginning Wednesday 1st April (changed from Wednesday 25th March).

Join the early release rollout program

You can participate in early release rollouts of new product improvements and features on your designated cloud testing or development instances. These rollouts are for production changes, not experimental features. By participating in this program, your designated test/dev instances will be an early release cohort. Sign up your developer instance.

3 Mar 2020

notice - deprecation Removal of some Connect App install payload fields

Starting September 2020, we will remove the following legacy fields from the Connect app install payload because they are no longer relevant:

  • pluginsVersion
  • serverVersion

See the full deprecation notice for details.

3 Feb 2020

notice - change Upcoming changes to modernize search REST APIs

On July 24, 2020, Confluence will update how we return paginated results for our REST APIs from an index-based system to a cursor-based system. See full notice on changes.

16 Dec 2019

updated Security documentation updates

We've made some changes to the Security section of our documentation so that it is easier to use:

  • Consolidated the Security pages into one section
  • Moved all the overview content to one place
  • Made it easier to see the information about frameworks
  • Put all the JWT instructions together
  • Clarified the choices about security approaches

Don't worry: no information has been removed, and redirects have been put in place so that your bookmarks will still get you to the information you are looking for.

7 Jul 2019

notice - deprecation Search API changes for GDPR and deprecation notice

As a part of larger GDPR changes, we are making some changes to our /wiki/rest/api/search API. Starting 20 Jan 2020, we will no longer support user search through /wiki/rest/api/search.

With these changes, we have also introduced a new API for user search (/wiki/rest/api/search/user) that you can start using today. See full details of changes.

30 Sep 2018

notice - deprecation

By 29 April 2019, we will remove personal data from the API that is used to identify users, such as username and userKey, and instead use the Atlassian account ID (accountId). Additionally, we plan to restrict the visibility of other personal data, such as email, in conjunction with a user's profile privacy settings, or in the case of a managed account, the visibility settings decided by the site administrator.

See full details and tips on how to update your setup in this deprecation notice and migration guide.

10 Jul 2018

notice - deprecation Deprecating basic authentication with passwords

Basic auth with passwords is being deprecated in Confluence. From June 3rd, 2019, we will be progressively disabling the usage of this authentication method. See the full deprecation notice here: Deprecation notice - Basic authentication with passwords.

5 Jun 2018

The following are major changes related to GDPR.

added Introduction of Atlassian account ID

notice - change Changes to Confluence user objects and APIs that accept user information

  • Removal of username values from various Confluence API resources
  • Updates to CQL fields that accept username, userkey or email as input
  • Updates to Confluence APIs which accept user name or key as input
  • Confluence REST APIs changing in response to GDPR

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