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23 May 17 Disabling the admin security password confirmation in Jira and Confluence

Although in Jira and Confluence the WebSudo, requesting the confirmation of the administrator’s password, are neat security features if you are working in a company where the chances of someone fiddling around with your computer are high. BUT in a very small company, where this risk is almost none, this feature has proven very annoying for me. So I did some research to disable these features in both Jira and Confluence.

Jira Version: 7.x
Confluence: 6.x


In Jira:

– Edit the file /opt/atlassian/jira/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/jpm.xml
– Look for the property: and set all is values to true as follows:

In Confluence

– Edit the file /opt/atlassian/confluence/bin/
– Close to the end where there is a list of multiple components of the variable

– Add the following line after this list but before the line: export CATALINA_OPTS
CATALINA_OPTS="-Dpassword.confirmation.disabled=true ${CATALINA_OPTS}"

Note: After these changes Jira and Confluence need to be restarted as follows:
service jira stop
service confluence stop
service jira start
service confluence start