Changing our Jira's Confluence Application Link

Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we noticed some issues with Jira's connection with confluence. It was behaving wonky, and things weren't exactly linking correctly. Now we've realized why (probably.) In Jira, the Application Link URL is wrong. It's still using the ip of the server, and not the new base URL, which is

So obviously we want to fix this, but we see that apparently the only way is to delete the link completely and remake it. What are the ramifacations of this? I've been looking around and apparently any link to a confluence page on a Jira issue won't work anymore (which doesn't matter since we weren't able to make the correctly,) and macros which depend on Jira may break and need to be recreated (I'm not sure if we've used many of those either.) Is this all that will happen if we do this? Is it safe to proceed? If not, what else can we do here?

EDIT: Come on, this should be the easiest answer ever. Please?

1 answer

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.
Mirek Community Champion Jun 23, 2014

Hi Daniel,

If you will delete an application link you will loose all the project links (if you have them). This mean that if you directly linked project ABC in JIRA with space ABC in Confluence you will not be able later see for example on Activity Stream in JIRA updates from Confluence space ABC...

If you will delete and recreate the link all JIRA Macros should work again since in the source of the Confluence page macro is using serverID (NOTE: since some version). This mean that removing and adding it back (with the link to the same JIRA instance) will not break any JIRA macros.

Project links unfortunatelly need to be recreated manually.

I hope that will help.

Best Regards,


Okay, we've deleted the app link, recreated it, and now everything works perfectly! Thanks a ton for the info.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted yesterday in Jira

What modern development practices are at the heart of how your team delivers software?

Hey Community mates! Claire here from the Software Product Marketing team. We all know software development changes rapidly, and it's often tough to keep up. But from our research, we've found the h...

52 views 0 1
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you