redirect after Confluence login contains extra url encoded slash and results in 404

I need help to fix this issue.

I click on a bookmark

https://mycompany.com/confluence/display/lab/Continuous+Deployment+Strategy+and+Objectives

sent to login page with this os_destination in the url window

https://mycompany.com/confluence/login.action?os_destination=%252Fpages%252Fviewpage.action%253Ftitle%253DContinuous%252BDeployment%252BStrategy%252Band%252BObjectives%2526spaceKey%253Dlab

submit my login credentials and I'm sent to this url which returns a 404

http://mycompany.com/confluence/%2Fpages%2Fviewpage.action%3Ftitle%3DContinuous%2BDeployment%2BStrategy%2Band%2BObjectives%26spaceKey%3Dlab

If I replace the first two %2F with a slash it works.

https://mycompany.com/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?title=Continuous%2BDeployment%2BStrategy%2Band%2BObjectives&spaceKey=lab

We are not using apache. the Context path setting is

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

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David Simpson Community Champion Feb 19, 2014

Check your Server Base Url in Confluence Admin | General Configuration for a trailing slash. If there's one present, remove it.

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base server url does not have a trailing slash

https://mycompany.com/confluence

also version of Confluence is Atlassian Confluence 5.3.1,

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Could be your login VM files is inserting a trailing slash. Check the source. Not sure why this would start happening, unless someone was mucking around in those files...

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