Error in Confluence 6.3.4: Invalid character found in method name

Confluence running in Google Container Engine using Atlassian docker image atlassian/confluence-server:6.3.4 reports this error:

textPayload: " java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid character found in method name. HTTP method names must be tokens at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractNioInputBuffer.parseRequestLine( at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process( at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process( at$SocketProcessor.doRun( at$ at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker( at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$ at

1 answer

0 votes


Can you let me know when or where you see this error? Is it when you're accessing Confluence in a browser or during startup of the Docker image?

Can you let us know what the URL format was that you were using to access Confluence? Did this Docker image work before or was it brand new? Can you share the command you used to create it?

Kind Regards,


Error is captured automatically for Stackdriver in Google Cloud Platform (see photo). Instance is created with yaml file in Kubernetes. URL: Entrypoint, command, installation directory, home directory, etc. as defined in Docker image.

Error GCP Confluence.png

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Feb 06, 2019 in Confluence

Try out the new editing experience

Hi team, I’m Avinoam, a product manager on Confluence Cloud, and today I’m really excited to let the Community know that all customers can now try out the new editing experience and see some of the ...

784 views 33 5
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you