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Unexpected "Set up Confluence" startup page Edited

I needed to install a new certificate today, created the .JKS and edited the server.xml files to include the new store name and key password.  Done this several times in the past, never a problem.

Until today, luckily it's my development server.  After the cert install and service start my Confluence web site starts at the "Set up Confluence" page, like it thinks it's a brand new install.

I can't imagine what I could have done to make this happen.  I would sure appreciate  some ideas if anyone has any.

I have reverted to the old certificate thinking it might be a cert issue, as silly as that sounds.  No luck there, the setup screen happens on both certs.

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This happens when you reconnect Confluence to an empty database, or damage/remove the config file the database connection is stored.

Check that the file <confluence home>/confluence.cfg.xml contains the right connection settings for your Confluence database.

Thanks for the reply, I figured it out about the time you were responding.  I probably did it to myself somehow.

Solved.  Somehow the  confluence.cfg.xml which resides in the Confluence home directory got deleted, nothing to do with the cert, just fat fingers or something.


I assume the absence of the confluence.cfg.xml triggers the Set up Confluence initialization page.

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