what version of confluence supports Collaborative editing?

I have an self installed version of Confluence 5.10.0 and was wondering if Collaborative editing was available for this version or if i have to update?

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 01, 2017

Collaborative editing was introduced in Confluence 6, it can't be added to a 5.10.x instance.

The current version is Confluence 6.5.1, so there have been features introduced and bugs fixed since Confluence 5.10.x. Please review Confluence 6.0 Release Notes and Confluence 6.5 Upgrade Notes and test the upgrade in a non-production environment.

 

 

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Davin Studer Community Champion Dec 01, 2017

To add to what @Ann Worley wrote...

If you currently access your Confluence instance over SSL and are not doing it via a reverse proxy, but instead through configuration in the Tomcat server.xml file, you will need to change how you do SSL termination to use a reverse proxy instead. Collaborative editing will not work otherwise. If you don't care about SSL, then you don't need to reverse proxy.

Reverse Proxy Setup

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 01, 2017

Please see the diagrams at:

Proxy and SSL considerations

If you don't run Confluence behind a reverse proxy, you'll connect to Synchrony via Confluence's internal Synchrony proxy. SSL, if used, is terminated at Tomcat.  This is the default configuration, and you shouldn't need to make any additional changes to use collaborative editing. 

Greta call Davin, I will check current state and take this into account.

Davin Studer Community Champion Dec 01, 2017

Wait, so can you now do collaborative editing will SSL enabled and not have to use a reverse proxy?

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 01, 2017

That is my understanding per our documentation:

Proxies

Davin Studer Community Champion Dec 01, 2017

Ok,. Nevermind what I wrote then. I know you used to not be able to do it without a reverse proxy. Didn't realize that changed.

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