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Confluence cannot access Jira for shared User Management when running behind reverse proxy (IIS)

Hello.

I have a problem with my Jira-Core and Confluence installations.

I installed both on a Windows 2012 R2 (standard installation). Confluence uses the user management of Jira. Both were running fine on default ports 8080 and 8090.

Now I have an IIS running as reverse proxy and SSL endpoint. The IIS is configured for https://tools.mydomain.com. Jira and Confluence should be accessible via context path ( .../jira and .../confluence). IIS and both applications were configured as described in this arcticle.

Now, when I open /jira I can login but I see Gadget errors ("gadget.common.error.500") on the main page. Updating the base URL did not solve the problem. When I link Jira to Confluence it shows me some details of the Confluence instance (like the page name) but also shows an error "There is a problem communicating directly between these two applications...". When I'm redirected to the Confluence instance it is not possible to login using credentials from the shared User Management.

When I open /confluence I cannot login at all. It seems that Confluence cannot access Jira anymore although both systems are still running on the same machine. This way I even cannot update the base URL in Confluence nor setup the application link between the two instances.

What do I need to do that Jira doesn't show these Gadget errors and that it is possible to login to Confluence (do I need a dedicated admin account for Confluence?)?

Thanks!

Björn

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I solved the problem by switching back to the original configuration (default ports without SSL and reverse proxy) for Jira and Confluence, then logged in via a Jira managed admin, created a local admin in Confluence (had to change the order of the user directories and create the same local user in Jira as well), then switched back to the SSL/reverse-proxy configuration. Then I was finally able to re-create the application link and change the configuration of the remote directory...

Regarding the Gadget errors: I had to import the CA certificates of the SLL certificate used by IIS into the local cacerts truststore of Jira and Confluence: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/Import-Certificate-into-the-Trust-store/qaq-p/206480

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It sounds like the proxy is not configured correctly, as it's not allowing everything to reach the server properly.  The gadgets error happens when a server cannot reach itself externally.

Thanks! But how could I test this? What can I do to narrow down the problems?

Especially with Confluence I even cannot login as it seems it cannot reach Jira with the shared user management. 

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