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Use Confluence Play SQL Plug-in with MySQL

Play SQL is a an Atlassian Confluence plug-in for querying database tables and displaying the results inside a Confluence page. The plug-in has only native support for PostgreSQL and HSQL but other drivers can be used via a JNDI datasource.

For using MySQL with Play SQL you have to download the latest MySQL JDBC driver and extract the .jar file to your confluence/lib directory as the Tomcat container searches this path for additional libraries. Now register the new JNDI datasource by adding the following code to your confluence/conf/server.xml:

  <Engine name="Standalone" defaultHost="localhost" debug="0">
    <Host name="localhost" debug="0" appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="false">
      <Context path="" docBase="../confluence" debug="0" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">
          maxActive="20" maxIdle="10" maxWait="20000" />

          <Manager pathname="" />

Restart your Confluence instance (/etc/init.d/confluence restart) and open Play SQL configuration page inside the Confluence administration page. Change the Global Connection to Type: Use JNDI connection, Dialect: Generic and JNDI Name: java:comp/env/jdbc/my_datasource.
That’s it.

Remove version signature from TeamCity, Confluence and JIRA

If you want to make your TeamCity, Confuence or JIRA instance accessible from outside of your LAN, you should remove all version signatures so that no attacker can easily lookup for existing exploits.

  • TeamCity: Open <TeamCity installation dir>/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/tags/version.tag and remove the full content from this file. You must restart the TeamCity service afterwards.
  • Confluence: Open <Confluence installation dir>/confluence/decorators/includes/footer-content.vm and remove the line
    <li class=”print-only”>$action.getText(‘’,[“$generalUtil.versionNumber”])</li>Restart of Confluence service/instance is required.
  • JIRA: Open <JIRA installation dir>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/footer/footer.vm and remove the line
    <span id=”footer-build-information”>(v${build.version}#${build.currentBuildNumber}${commitId}${partnerName})</span>

    Restart of JIRA service/instance is required.