confluence will not load in browser after installation

I am following the DragonSlayer directions. I have JIRA configured on https 8443. After choosing the confluence express install and the edit of the server.xml file, I am unable to launch using http://localhost:8090/confluence.

I did experiment by changing the server.xml by changing httponly to false. The server is MS 2012 64bit. 

Here is the step that is failing:

Step 3. Set Up Confluence

Now you can run Confluence's Setup Wizard and change some configuration settings. As part of this process, you will connect Confluence to JIRA, so that you can manage all your users via JIRA and share information between JIRA and Confluence.

  1. To access Confluence, go to your web browser and type this address: http://localhost:8090/confluence.



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Hi Karthikeyan, 


It can be many things, but let's try to check your Server Port and your Context Path. Please, have a look on your server.xml and be sure that your lines are like these:

<Connector port="8090" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443"

<Context path="/confluence" docBase="../confluence" debug="0" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">


Hope it helps, 

Renato Rudnicki


Thanks for trying but that did not help.

There are no logs in the confluence folder either but the express installer never said it did not install.

JIRA is still trucking along happily so at least it did not kill my existing service in Tomcat.


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