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What is a valid URL for validating Confluence is healthy?

We want to run Confluence behind a reverse proxy.  In order to do so we need to tell the proxy what URL it can use to validate Confluence is running and healthy.  For JIRA there is a /status URL path for this but I haven't found anything for Confluence.

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The test URL for Confluence is the same as the one for JIRA, http://host.domain.com/context/status (http://host.domain.com/wiki/status) this page returns a test string with status.

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rrudnicki Atlassian Team Dec 23, 2014

Hi Troy, 

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you want to check the Confluence's URL to check if it have failed, right? 

I believe the correct url to be used on this environment should be the external URL of Confluence.

You can use a monitoring software to check it for you since there isn't a native way to do it on Confluence. One software which do it is Nagios and another one is Zabbix.

Another simple way would be you create a script to ping the external URL of Confluence and check if it is answering or not. For example, a simple shell script would be like:

#!/bin/bash
DATA=`date +%d/%m/%Y`
HORA=`date +%H:%M`
ping -c 15 -w 30 http://confluence.your_domain.com
if [ $? -ne 1 ] ; then
echo "Link's up..." ; else
echo "Link's failed..."
mail -s "Link has failed at $DATA - $HORA" root@localhost < /root/warning
fi

 

Hope it helps, 

Renato Rudnicki

 

ping will not be 100% correct, as you may have your confluence behind apache or some other server (and confluence could be down, while front server is up)...

This seems to work as the URL for healthcheck:

/login.action?os_destination=%2Fdashboard.action

 

Anyone think of a reason this isn't a good idea long term?

why not just /login.action ? why do you need to have a "redirect" to dashboard.action?

That seemed to work as well! I was just copying what was in the browser URL at the time.

With companies integrating SSO / single-sign this URL sometimes won't be available - the best URL to use for this would be to add /status to your base URL:  http://host.domain.com/wiki/status.

Well, this isn't answered after all! :sad:

Checking for "/login.action" only works after a successful login.  So I have to log into Confluence directly and then the health check starts working.

Doesn't this seem odd?

What do you mean "only works after a successful login"? The url does not require any authentication...

Disregard. This was simply due to the fact that Confluence was starting properly only my test instance when the appliance restarted.

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