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Moved confluence site from atlassian cloud to self hosted/Server (through a backup/restore).

Currently I'm running confluence from the atlassian/confluence latest docker image.

When I log with my admin user everything looks fine (creating space/pages/search/...).

Every time I try to change a user password or change permission for a space I get the following error:  

The following error(s) occurred:

  • Your session has expired. You may need to re-submit the form or reload the page.

The error happens with both Chrome (all extensions disabled) and Safari.

The server is running UTC timezone and the client is in EST timezone.

No anomalies in the confluence or tomcat logs.

Suggestions are appreciated.


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After several tries I found the issue.

I had to set sessionCookieName attribute to the <Context> element of my context.xml.

After the setting, it all worked like a charm.




I have am getting the same error but when uploading a file (server 7.1.2 docker image running in a Azure Container instance, no reverse proxy).

Can you please be more specific about how you set the sessionCookieName as I don't see this as a supported option in the docker configuration and don't have access to the <install>/conf/context.xml (only /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence is mounted to a file share).

Many thanks in advance, Henry.

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Dave Chevell Atlassian Team Jan 25, 2020

Hey there,

Are you running Confluence behind a reverse proxy, like nginx or apache? It sounds as though something is interfering with your session cookie, and a reverse proxy sitting in the middle would be the first place I would look.



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