How to change system default timezone in Confluence? Edited

Nguyen Tran Community Champion Aug 25, 2017

I'm trying to change the system default timezone for Confluence but I can't really find it in the admin menu. How do I do itScreen Shot 2017-08-25 at 3.47.45 PM.png

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Aug 25, 2017

Hi,

there is no option for that in the admin console of Confluence. Confluence is using the servers' timezone as default.

There is an long open issue for that: 

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-16057

Maybe you want to vote for it.

Nguyen Tran Community Champion Aug 27, 2017

Thanks. It's surprising that this can't be done via the admin console. So I only need to change my server's timezone right?

Nguyen Tran Community Champion Aug 27, 2017

Update: I tried changing the local time on my server. However the system timezone inside Confluence is not changed after I restart Confluence.

Running "date" command in my console does return the correct timezone

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Aug 28, 2017

There is another answer here: 

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/How-to-change-the-Confluence-system-date/qaq-p/615405

Maybe setting the JVM parameter works for you.

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