Confluence 5.4 - Login session or cookie changes

We have just upgraded to Confluence 5.4 from 5.2.5

This is pretty standard and the upgrade went without unexpected issues.

When people hit the Dashboard, I have this code to redirect Anonymous users:

<!-- Redirect Anonymous users -->


wich has been working for 1,5-2 years - but since the 5.4 upgrade; this triggers (more or less random) for logged in users also.

The users is logged in (can se the picture in the right upper corner), but when clicking the logo pointing to - I see the Dashboard and redirect message - but now the picture in the upper right corner is replaced with the "Log In" text - as if the user was not logged in.

If the user go to Space Directory, or close the browser and start it again, things seems to work - until the user is logged out and logs in again.

On time I have seen my own picture replaced by another users picture in the upper right corner, just for a split second.

Anyone with similar issue?

1 answer

Well, this has been pinned down to a cache issue and discussed with Atlassian are - this is from Atlassian Support:

I dont think we will find the error, but creating fresh configs etc in the StingRay Traffic Manager solved the issue for us. We are sure the Traffic Manager did not change config, and problems started instantly after upgrading confluence.

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