Last updated Jul 15, 2024

Changelog

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

15 July 2024

Announcement Confluence 9.0 release candidate is available now

The release candidate version of Confluence 9.0 is available now for testing. For more detailed information, check out our Beta release notes and Preparing for Confluence 9.0 documentation.

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1 July 2024

Early Access Confluence 9.0 beta release is available now

A Confluence 9.0 beta version is available now for testing. To find out what’s changed, check out Confluence 9.0 beta release notes.

Got feedback or want to discuss this beta? Chat with us in this Atlassian Developer Community thread. The earlier we know about potential problems, the more time we'll have to fix them before the final release.

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17 May 2024

Announcement Introducing Data Center security checklist and best practices

We're introducing a Data Center security checklist and best practices for admins. This guide will provide you with valuable insights on safely deploying and administering Atlassian self-managed software.

More details

We value your input and actively encourage feedback from the community. Your contributions will help us refine this guideline into the most reliable source of information for admins. Please select the "Provide feedback about this article" link located at the bottom of the document.

14 May 2024

Announcement Confluence 9.0 EAP cycle nears completion

Confluence Data Center is now shipping an EAP with approximately 95% of the targeted breaking changes for the platform release. We encourage marketplace partners to test and provide feedback.

Get your app ready in three steps:

  1. Read the Confluence 9.0 EAP preparing for notes

  2. Download the latest Confluence 9.0 milestone

  3. Post any feedback in our 9.0 developer community thread

29 April 2024

Request for Comments (RFC) RFC: The default theme setting in Confluence Data Center

23 April 2024

Early Access Two-step verification login for Data Center EAP 01

The prototype version of the new login experience for Data Center is now available. Download this .jar file and test it against your apps to identify any potential conflicts.

More details

This prototype is intended purely as a test to check how the new two-step verification experience affects your apps' functionality and determine if any changes are necessary. The scope, functionality, API, quality, look and feel, and security level of the prototype aren’t representative of the final solution.

The production version of two-step verification will be developed separately from the prototype version but the fundamental technical concept will remain unchanged.

This prototype is for testing purposes only. Don’t install it on production environments.

To install the app, follow https://confluence.atlassian.com/upm/installing-add-ons-273875715.html#InstallingMarketplaceapps-InstallaDataCenterorServerapp. In case the upload is disabled, check https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/how-to-re-enable-plugin-upload-1364557898.html.

Watch this video guide for more information on the prototype and how to test it.

16 April 2024

Announcement Changes in publishing artifacts to the Atlassian Public Maven repository

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, we’ll cease publishing development releases of Data Center product artifacts to the Atlassian Maven repository. Moving forward, only artifacts used in the Early Access Program (EAP) and final product releases will be available to maintain the highest level of security for our customers.

9 April 2024

Announcement Two-step verification login for Data Center

For an added layer of security, we’re bringing a new login experience supporting two-step verification in Confluence, Jira Software, and Jira Service Management Data Center.

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We’re replacing the current product-specific login pages for Confluence, Jira Software, and Jira Service Management Data Center with a unified experience.

The new login process will support built-in two-step verification capability, using time-based one-time password (TOTP) as a second factor. It will be managed by the Atlassian SSO for Data Center app, which is currently bundled with the products but will transition into a system plugin.

This change stands as an integral component of our security hardening initiative. Our aim is to establish more robust authentication measures to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access to Atlassian Data Center product instances.

We recognize that this change may potentially disrupt some integrations reliant on the REST API or UI elements. It's in our mutual interest to ensure that customers using Marketplace apps for authentication encounter no interruptions.

In a few weeks, we’ll launch an Early Access Program (EAP) for the Proof of Concept (POC) version of the solution and annouce it in this changelog. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to test your apps integrations.

2 April 2024

Announcement Confluence 8.9 release is available now

What’s new in Confluence 8.9

  • Customize your profile pic

  • Improved comment link copying and macro searches

  • Resize images in a flash

  • Updated editor color palettes

  • Tighten security with websudo allowlists

  • Lots more!

To learn more, see the Confluence 8.9 Release Notes.

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This GA release was made available on 2 April 2024

This release doesn’t support Server licenses. If you have a Server license, check out your options for upgrading.

22 March 2024

Early Access Introducing OpenSearch for Confluence Data Center

We’re making preparations to introduce OpenSearch as an opt-in feature for our customers in a future Confluence Data Center release. With OpenSearch, we’re aiming to externalize indexing processes to support large customers in improving performance for their search- and index-related functions in Confluence DC.

Vendors can now start testing their apps with our early preview, available from version 8.9.

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More details

For more information, refer to our guide on how to configure Confluence with OpenSearch.

Note that as a preview feature, OpenSearch currently has some limitations we are working on, which are also outlined in the guide.

The feature will be officially released to general customers in the near future.

Got feedback or want to discuss this beta? Chat with us in this Atlassian Developer Community thread. The earlier we know about potential problems, the more time we'll have to fix them before the final release.

19 March 2024

Announcement Confluence 8.9 beta release is available now

A Confluence 8.9 beta version is available now for testing. To find out what’s changed, check out Preparing for Confluence 8.9.

Got feedback or want to discuss this beta? Chat with us in this Atlassian Developer Community thread. The earlier we know about potential problems, the more time we'll have to fix them before the final release.

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13 March 2024

Request for Comments (RFC) RFC: Allowing installation of only signed apps on customer instances

EDIT, 23-Apr-2024: This RFC is now closed.

A new RFC is ready for review at https://community.developer.atlassian.com/t/rfc-39-allowing-installation-of-only-signed-apps-on-customer-instances/78225.

26 February 2024

Announcement Confluence 8.9 EAP release available now

A Confluence 8.9 EAP milestone is available now for testing. To find out what’s changed, check out Preparing for Confluence 8.9.

Got feedback or want to discuss the latest EAP? Chat with us in this Atlassian Developer Community thread. The earlier we know about potential problems, the more time we'll have to fix them before the final release.

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20 February 2024

Deprecation Notice Upgrades to jQuery planned for Confluence 9.0

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our platform remains secure and efficient, we will remove some outdated jQuery libraries.

More details

Our plan for Confluence 9.0 is to:

  • Remove jQuery migrate 1.4.1: This library was introduced when we upgraded from jQuery 1.x to 2.x, offering backward compatibility for plugins to the older version. jQuery 1.x no longer receives security updates and has reached its end of life. Removing support for this is now crucial in order to advance towards more security maintained versions of the library.

  • Remove jQuery version 2.x: This library was deprecated in 2015 and it no longer gets any new feature or security updates.

  • Update our platform to jQuery 3.x:* The latest secure and maintained version of jQuery 3.x (3.7.1 at the time of writing this) will be available in the Confluence along with jQuery migrate 3.x to provide backward compatibility with version 2.x for some period of time and will be removed in future versions.

 

Read more details, including migration information, in our jQuery upgrade guide.

8 February 2024

Announcement Confluence 8.8 release is available now

What’s new in Confluence 8.8?

  • Delete multiple attachments at once

  • New REST APIs for easier content management

  • Encrypted user directory server passwords

  • New health checks in the ATST app

  • New infrastructure metrics for in-product diagnostics

  • More accessibility improvements

  • To learn more, see Confluence 8.8 Release Notes.

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This GA release was made available on 8 February 2024.

This release doesn’t support Server licenses. If you have a Server license, check out your options for upgrading.

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