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How to enable 'Application link' inbetween Jira and Confluence running out of docker containers?

Hi all,

hope somebody can give me a hint

My Problem

I am stuck trying to link Jira to Confluence and Bitbucket via the Application link.

My setup

I run all applications out of the offical Atlassian Docker containers on my Synology DS918+. The containers are configured to use a 'bridge' network, the configured ports of the containers are all routed to same ports on the localhost.

I use the DiskStationManager nginx reverse proxy to access from the outside through a DynDNS URL mapping the requests to the localhosts ports.

The Problem

The individual applications work fine but trying to conncect for example Confluence to Jira I get the error: "No response was received from the URL you entered - it may not be valid. Please fix the URL below, if needed, and click Continue."

My Resolution Attempts

Reading through this article
I understand that I somehow need the docker containers to be able to communicate as if they were in the same local network, refering to the part in the article stating:
"1. First, your client computer has to allow you to access to itself looping back your requests via the above URL.
Easiest way to achieve this is just to add records in your hosts file. jira.internal confluence.internal bitbucket.internal

Otherwise, you can configure local DNS using dnsmasq and letting your client computer to resolve above name as"


Here I don't make any more progress.


I tried to edit /etc/hosts and added the above lines but using the https adress only resulting in a broken Webfrontend of the Synology.

I tried installing all docker containers using 'host' as network but here Confluence crashes during the database setup.

I tried installing Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket into a Ubuntu18.04 container. Here Confluence also crashes during database setup...


Any idea how to fix this?




2 answers

Dear Support,

isn't that question of any interest? Isn't that a central feature of your suite not working propperly???

I would appreciate bit more interest in paying cutomers!


Dear Mirko, 

Do you receive a news concerning this issue.

i'm interessting, as i'm in the same case....



Hi @Mirko 

you mentioned that your Confluence is crashing in certain environments during database setup. I also get a Bad Gateway exception from nginx durcing database setup, but this is onlz a HTTP-Request Timeout from nginx because the database setup takes longer than the default nginx request timeout.

You can either just wait some time and then open the confluence url again, or increase the nginx timeout.

Regarding the application links I use a setup where I use the full public url, but this might be suboptimal in a DynDNS Setup.

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