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Top bar menu missing in confluence



We are using jira software and confluence together.  Recently, we have installed crowd for SSO and it working well for last few days.  Today, I had modified one option "Remote API" enable in confluence and then a few hours later, I couldn't find the top bar menu in confluence.  This is happening in Chrome and Microsoft explore together. 

Here is screenshot, 

there is some error message in black " $soyTemplateRendererHelper.getRenderedTemplateHtml("com.atlassian.auiplugin:aui-experimental-soy-templates", "", $templateParameters) "


The problem is top bar menu missing, I could not open admin panel (configuration menu). We need to fix this issue, your kind support shall be appreciated.  



Best Regards, Tony Park


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Diego Atlassian Team Mar 19, 2020

Hello there @TP ! As I understand, the top bar options are not present and are replaced by a string that represents the classes responsible for that menu.

I have seen this happen in the past when one or more Confluence system plugins (or modules) have been disabled. There is one thing we could try first, the cache clear:

  1. Shut Confluence down
  2. Remove the following folders:                                                         <confluence_home>/plugins-osgi-cache                                           <confluence_home>/bundled-plugins
  3. Go to <confluence_home>/work directory
  4. Delete everything inside the work directory
  5. Start Confluence
  6. Check if your plugins are working as expected

Some notes about this procedure:

  • The folders you deleted will be recreated after Confluence starts up. Since you deleted some files, the next startup might take some, more than usual.
  • Some of the folders mentioned above might not be present in your instance.
  • It is recommended to schedule some downtime for this procedure

If the above does not work, check this documentation:

The documentation name does not reflect your exact case, but the root case is likely to be the same, taking in consideration what we know about the issue.

Keep in mind that before touching your database, as advised by the documentation above, we strongly advise you to backup your database. If anything goes wrong during the queries, you can always restore it.

I hope this shines some light into your issue, Terry! Looking forward to your reply.

Dear Diego, 

Thanks for your advice. it works!! Great, thanks for your help. 

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Diego Atlassian Team Mar 23, 2020

Great to hear that, @TP ! Thanks for letting me know that the procedure has solved your case. Let us her from you in the future.

This answer saved my bacon today.

Our instance crashed because of a full heap (due to external load), restarted automatically, but failed to come back up properly. After another reboot, the instance was back up, sans menu-bar.

I had to run the REST-call in the linked article to get the menu-bar back.

Thank you Atlassian for such a well-documented application!

We allowed teams to customize their JIRA instance to meeting their teams needs since we had no direction from our leadership to standardize. the result was a 2000 hour project and a lot of of pissed off users who had to change with there website. (at one point we had 52 JIRA Admins, it grew organically to 2000 users, today we have 3800 )

I strongly encourage the restriction or limitation of allowing teams to create their own custom fields, workflow statuses, and other system level configurations.

we found that JIRA out of the box was more powerful to transform teams then complex processes and workflows they created.

We created very loose best practices that drove our we created project templates and what teams could do on their own.

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