Are there known security risks when enabling the remote APIs in Confluence?


to link Confluence pages in JIRA the remote APIs need to be enabled. Are there any known issues connected to either linking Confluence and JIRA or enabling the APIs?

Any advice, point where to look or link to documentation is appreciated.



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I experienced this one:

Invalid name for a single Jira user made Confluence inaccessible for any user.

It also applies to Jira-Jira linking and Jira-Crowd.

More info:


Hi Andris,

Thank you for your answer. In our setup we're using delegated LDAP as user directory so that the issues you mentioned doesn't apply.

Are there other known issues when remote APIs are enabled?



LDAP may or may not solve that issue. If there will be wrong character in username in LDAP you will not be able to synchronize jira or confluence to jira instance which uses that particular LDAP.

We also had issue where by opening project in jira, project timeline showed all the last changes from confluence (not related to that project). I suggest to test it before you go to production. Probably it was caused by incorrect setup - not sure.

OK, I will keep that in mind.

Many thanks!

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