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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
About the Author
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Application links

Confluence can be integrated with other Atlassian tools using application links. An application link is a trusted relation between two applications. These applications are allowed to share information and work with each other.

To explain the possibilities, we will be connecting our Confluence installation to a JIRA installation. Using the same technique, Confluence can be connected to Bamboo, FishEye, Crucible, Stash, or another Confluence installation.

Integration of Confluence with JIRA allows you to, among others, display a list of JIRA issues in your Confluence page as shown in the following screenshot:

Adding an application link

Make sure that the base URL is set correctly (in General Configuration) for both applications before adding an application link.

To connect Confluence to JIRA, perform the following steps:

  1. Browse to the Administration Console (Administration | Confluence Admin).

  2. Choose Application Links in the left-hand side menu.

  3. Click on Add Application Link. Step...