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Confluence / JIRA and CDN (Cloudflare)

I was wondering if anyone tried to use a simple CDN such as Cloudflare to run Confluence/JIRA (not OnDemand of course)

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I did a write up ( on boosting performance using AWS cloudfront. The underlying principles should be the same in terms of cache/bypass rules but the implantation in CloudFlare or other CDNs would differ. Hope it’s at least a useful starting point. 



Hi Martin,

I got to your question, by having the same question!
I've set up Cloudflare on my Jira setup and it seems to be working.

One thing I have noticed though, is when later adding on Confluence by linking to Jira you have to disable Cloudflare CDN on the link, otherwise it keeps telling you that it could not access the application (Jira) in setup.

After setting it up, I re-enabled Cloudflare CDN, and it seems to be working just fine :)

Hi Duncan

We're currently running JIRA in Amazon's North Virginia data centre and need to improve access to it for users in China. Is this something that Cloudflare can help with? Do you end up running multiple servers or does Cloudflare perform some caching? If the latter, how well does that work in practice when some of the data returned from JIRA is security-trimmed for the current user?

Any pointers, extra info, etc would be very much appreciated.



philip dot colmer at linaro dot org


Did you have to set up any page rules in order to prevent certain content from being cached? We're finding that searching for issues results in a JS error. I've temporarily added a rule that causes the cache to be bypassed for all content but I'm hoping I can restrict it to a subset of everything!



Hi Philip, Hi Duncan, How are your CloudFlare and JIRA integrations doing? Have you tweaked the configuration somehow? What Performance profile in CloudFlare do you use? Best regards, Grzegorz Dubicki

We've had a lot of trouble getting JIRA to work with CloudFlare, unfortunately. Some JIRA pages (e.g. issue searching) don't seem to be working properly and I've been struggling to find a CloudFlare cache setting or page rules that solves the problem. Regards Philip

Hello there. anyway you can share with me how you got the cloudflare working with Jira? thanks a bunch!

We gave up trying to get CloudFlare working with JIRA. Even with the help of Atlassian Support, I couldn't get issue searching to work with CloudFlare in place. We've now switched to using Aryaka as the front-end and that has worked flawlessly.

I fixed the above issue by whitelisting our JIRA server IP on Cloudflare and the applinks registered right a way for both Confluence and Crucible.

Hi Victor,

Can you share your configuration for setting up CDN for JIRA & Confluence that is which files & folders of JIRA & Confluence I need to put on CDN


Thanks & Regards

Ankush Grover


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