How to change the indexing language in confluence?



How to change the indexing language in confluence?

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Hello Patricia,

In order to change the Indexing Language in Confluence:

  1. Choose the cog icon, then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose General Configuration in the left-hand panel.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Select the Indexing Language from the drop-down list in the Formatting and International Settings section.
  5. Choose Save.

Please feel free to give that a try and let us know if you have any trouble!

Kind Regards,


Ok Shannon!!  


It is not possible to change. Message: “Temporarily, currently only sysadmin can change indexing language and reindex all documents. Contact Atlassian Support if you need help.”  


Tanks Patrícia

Hello Patricia,

Are you by any chance on Confluence Cloud rather than Server? If so, you can create a support ticket with us and we'll be able to help you with that.

If you are on Server but simply not a sysadmin, then you can request your sysadmin to make the change.

Kind Regards,


I have this issue, may I create a support ticket ? 

I use the confluence Cloud

Hi Pedro,

You can create your support ticket from our support site. You will need to create the ticket using your primary technical contact so that we have permission to make the change in your system.

Let me know if you have any trouble doing that.

Kind Regards,

I have the same issue. Any resolution?


Which issue you were having? The original request was to ask how to do it, and another user commented that they weren't able to because they're on a Cloud server.

If you are getting the same message and you're on a Cloud server, then support will need to do it for you. 



Hey Shannon. 

I am not able to do it. See screenshot. Can you change the language to English please. See screenshot. 


Screen Shot 2018-01-18 at 16.19.43.png


Can you confirm if you're on Confluence Cloud? 

If so, you can raise a ticket with our support team and request the change.



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