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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
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Confluence security

So far we have been talking about permissions and restrictions, which are of course a huge part of how to keep your data secure. But there are a few best practices and features in place to reduce the risk of your Confluence installation being corrupted and prevent the wrong people from getting access.

Secure administrator sessions

Confluence protects access to its administrative functions by a special administrator session. When a user attempts to access the Administration Console or space administration, they are prompted to log in again. This logs the administrator into a temporary secure session that grants access to those administration screens. In other parts of the documentation this feature is also referred to as WebSudo.

The administrator session has a rolling timeout of 10 minutes (default). This means that if there is no activity in the Confluence or space administration for 10 minutes, the user will be logged out of the administrator session. If the user does...