Forwarding from old server workspace URL to cloud workspace

Mike Bell April 9, 2024

Is it possible to forward old server URLs links to the new Cloud workspaces URLs?

Example: (not actual links)

I have an email from an old JIRA ticket (server/on-prem instance) with a link...

I would like to click on the link and be forwarded to my new cloud instance...

I tried changing the hosts file, but the that seems to redirect me to an Atlassian error page stating that the Atlassian cloud is down.

As this is for only 2 people... I do not want to make this a change on the corporate DNS, which is why I am working with the hosts file.

Anyway to get around the Atlassian error page?




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wkennedy April 10, 2024

You can use a rewrite rule for Apache or Nginx, but you should also create an A record for your old jira server to keep it active on another hostname.


You can also do this with a simple python web server, but you'll need to manage ports as well.

This example runs on port 80 and redirects requests to the new_host:

from http.server import BaseHTTPRequestHandler, HTTPServer
import urllib

class RedirectHandler(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):
def do_GET(self):
# Destination URL to which the traffic should be redirected
new_host = ''

# Construct the full URL to redirect to by appending the original path and query
self.send_response(301) # Sending HTTP Status Code 301: Moved Permanently
new_path = new_host + self.path
self.send_header('Location', new_path)

def run(server_class=HTTPServer, handler_class=RedirectHandler, port=80):
server_address = ('', port) # Listen on all network interfaces
httpd = server_class(server_address, handler_class)
print(f'Starting httpd server on port {port}...')

if __name__ == "__main__":
run(port=80) # Specify the port on which you want to run the server


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Pavel Junek
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April 10, 2024

Hi Mike,

Maybe you can help this Atlassian KB article - After a successful server to cloud migration URL links are broken in the new cloud instance 


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