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Modifying Hidden Atlassian Confluence Source Parameters

The Add Source and Source: ... General pages of the Administration Tool present the parameters with which you can configure the connector for most Confluence setups. More advanced and more rarely used parameters are hidden. You can choose to make one or more of these parameters appear in the Add Source and Source: ... General pages of the Administration Tool so that you can change their default value. Consider changing values of hidden parameters when you encounter issues.

The following list describes the advanced hidden parameters available with Confluence sources. The parameter type (integer, string,…) appears between parentheses following the parameter name.

AuthenticateConnection (Boolean)

Whether to use the user identity to authenticate the connection when connecting to the Confluence web services.The default value is False.

WebServiceConnectionRetryCount (Integer)

Maximum number of retries to perform when a Web service call fails. The default value is 3.

WebServiceConnectionRetryDelay (Integer)

Number of milliseconds to wait before retrying when a Web service call fails. The default value is 30000 ms (30 seconds).

WebServiceConnectionTimeout (Integer)

Maximum number of milliseconds a Web service call should wait. The default value is 30000 ms (30 seconds). x

For Confluence version 2.x to 3.4.x installations only

DBConnectionString (String)

Required parameter describing the string used by the source to connect to the Confluence database.

DBDriverType (String)

Required parameter specifying the driver type to use to connect to the Confluence database. Possible values are: SqlClient, OleDb, or Odbc.

LDAPConfigFilePath (String)

When your Confluence site uses LDAP integration, required parameter specifying the path of the Confluence LDAP configuration file (atlassian-user.xml).

Example: \\server\c$\confluence\WEB-INF\classes\atlassian-user.xml

UserManagementFramework

Optional parameter specifying the default Confluence user management framework to use (see the Atlassian document Understanding User Management in Confluence). Possible values are: Default, AtlassianUser, or OSUser.

Use the following procedure only when you want to modify one or more of the above hidden source parameters.

To modify hidden Confluence source parameters

  1. Refer to Showing Advanced Hidden Source Parameters to add one or more Confluence hidden source parameters.
  2. For a new Confluence source, access the Add Source page of the Administration Tool to modify the value of the newly added advanced parameter:
    1. Select Index > Sources and Collections.
    2. Under Collections, select the collection in which you wish to add the source.
    3. Under Sources, click Add.
    4. In the Add Source page, edit the newly added advanced parameter value.
  3. For an existing Confluence source, access the Source: ... General page of the Administration Tool to modify the value of the newly added advanced parameter:
    1. Select Index > Sources and Collections.
    2. Under Collections, select the collection containing the source you wish to modify.
    3. Under Sources, click the existing Confluence source in which you wish to modify the newly added advanced parameter.
    4. In the Source: ... General page, edit the newly added advanced parameter value.
  4. Rebuild your Confluence source to apply the changes to the parameters (see How to Apply an Action to a Collection or a Source).