Spring Application context has not been set Edited

I have installed confluence as a free trial on my debian 9 server. Everything was working, but I didn't finished the configuration part. I have just installed it and it was reachable in the browser without errors. Then I tried to follow this guide to config confluence to run behind my apache:


Directly after that I followed this guide to also config SSL settings:


But suddenly I'm getting the following error, when I open the site in my browser. Doesn't matter if I open the origin URL with the port or the new proxied URL. On both this error appears. And even if I undo all the customizations in the conf/server.xml and on my apache, the error still appears. Then I tried to to uninstall confluence, but the command "uninstall" can't be found. So I just rerun the installer, but I have still the same problem. Any idea how I can get it up and running again on the origin way (without apache) to try it again with apache?

Here is the error:

com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference$InitializationException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Spring Application context has not been set
	at com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.getInterruptibly(LazyReference.java:149)
	at com.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.get(LazyReference.java:112)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.webwork.ConfluenceXWorkTransactionInterceptor.getTransactionManager(ConfluenceXWorkTransactionInterceptor.java:28)
	at com.atlassian.xwork.interceptors.XWorkTransactionInterceptor.intercept(XWorkTransactionInterceptor.java:56)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:165)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.xwork.SetupIncompleteInterceptor.intercept(SetupIncompleteInterceptor.java:38)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:165)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.security.interceptors.SecurityHeadersInterceptor.intercept(SecurityHeadersInterceptor.java:39)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:165)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.interceptor.AroundInterceptor.intercept(AroundInterceptor.java:35)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:165)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.actions.SetupCheckInterceptor.intercept(SetupCheckInterceptor.java:27)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:165)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork.DefaultActionProxy.execute(DefaultActionProxy.java:115)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.servlet.ConfluenceServletDispatcher.serviceAction(ConfluenceServletDispatcher.java:56)
	at com.opensymphony.webwork.dispatcher.ServletDispatcher.service(ServletDispatcher.java:199)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:729)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:292)


EDIT: Btw, I have also installed Jira and there is everything working with apche and SSL.


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Hi Moritz,

If you're still having issues with this, I would recommend having a look at this article:

There are 10 separate causes listed there, so please review each one in your case and see which is affecting your instance.

Let us know if you have any trouble.



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