How do I rewrite a URL in Confluence Cloud?

I am migrating from Confluence Server to Confluence Cloud.  We have a couple spaces that are public-facing for support purposes (e.g. knowledge base), and have used URL redirects to shorten to something more customer-friendly like or

On our own servers, this was done through Tomcat or an Apache reverse proxy.

How do we get this done on Confluence Cloud?

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Hello Ross,

You wont be able to do this in the same way with Confluence cloud.  Your best option will be to use an external url shortening service, which may be ok but will probably be on a different domain.



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Nicholas Muldoon Community Champion Oct 27, 2015

Hi @Ross Trusler, 

We experienced a similar issue - we wanted to brand our documentation as our own, and that included the URL.

Last week we released Instant Websites for Confluence to improve the experience when our customers browse product documentation. Traditionally, customers would browse our documentation direct on Confluence ( We found the page load time problematic and the mobile style less than ideal.

With Instant Websites our documentation is automatically converted from a Confluence space to a static, mobile responsive website. That is then deployed to Amazon Web Services.

In short, with Instant Websites for Confluence Cloud every time a customer wants to read the documentation they get it immediately, regardless of the device they are on.
I thought it may be of use. If so, I would love any and all feedback on how we can improve the product.

Thank you Ross, have a great day,

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