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Performance Issue: Confluence WebDAV Client Plugin and Widget Connector Macro

Last Updated:
2019-04-17 09:40:31
Event:
2019-03-26 17:07:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
On advisement of the vendor and the Cornell IT Security Office, the Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro have been disabled.
User Impact:
Native WebDAV clients that use the Confluence WebDAV client plugin will not be able to access the service. Videos, slideshows, photo streams, or calendars embedded using the Widget Connector will not display.
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
The Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro will not be available until the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete.
Services Affected:
Wikis
Subsites Affected:
Confluence
Full Description:
On advisement of the vendor and the Cornell IT Security Office, the Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro have been disabled.

We are unable to identify which spaces are using the WebDAV client plugin to access Confluence through a native client for performing bulk actions.

We have identified 218 pages across various spaces that are currently using the Widget Connector macro to embed online videos, slideshows, photo streams, or calendars in Confluence. If you think your Confluence space may be affected, you can confirm by using the Search Results for Widget Macro to identify pages affected by this change, if you have access to the impacted page.
https://confluence.cornell.edu/dosearchsite.action?cql=macro+%3D+%22widget%22

You will no longer be able to view embedded content on pages that rely on the Widget Connector macro. The Source Editor can showthe URL to directly access the content. As a workaround, you can include in your text a hyperlink to the URL in place of the widget.

Once the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete, these add-ons will be re-enabled. The add-ons are delivered by the application and do not have an individual update or fix. The only options are upgrading the entire system or disabling the add-ons.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk during normal business hours: https://it.cornell.edu/support



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
On advisement of the vendor and the Cornell IT Security Office, the Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro have been disabled. We are unable to identify which spaces are using the WebDAV client plugin to access Confluence through a native client for performing bulk actions. We have identified 218 pages across various spaces that are currently using the Widget Connector macro to embed online videos, slideshows, photo streams, or calendars in Confluence. If you think your Confluence space may be affected, you can confirm by using the Search Results for Widget Macro to identify pages affected by this change, if you have access to the impacted page. https://confluence.cornell.edu/dosearchsite.action?cql=macro+%3D+%22widget%22 You will no longer be able to view embedded content on pages that rely on the Widget Connector macro. The Source Editor can showthe URL to directly access the content. As a workaround, you can include in your text a hyperlink to the URL in place of the widget. Once the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete, these add-ons will be re-enabled. The add-ons are delivered by the application and do not have an individual update or fix. The only options are upgrading the entire system or disabling the add-ons. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk during normal business hours: https://it.cornell.edu/support The Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro will not be available until the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete. 2019-03-26 17:25:51
On advisement of the vendor and the Cornell IT Security Office, the Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro have been disabled. We are unable to identify which spaces are using the WebDAV client plugin to access Confluence through a native client for performing bulk actions. We have identified 218 pages across various spaces that are currently using the Widget Connector macro to embed online videos, slideshows, photo streams, or calendars in Confluence. If you think your Confluence space may be affected, you can confirm by using the Search Results for Widget Macro to identify pages affected by this change, if you have access to the impacted page. https://confluence.cornell.edu/dosearchsite.action?cql=macro+%3D+%22widget%22 You will no longer be able to view embedded content on pages that rely on the Widget Connector macro. The Source Editor can showthe URL to directly access the content. As a workaround, you can include in your text a hyperlink to the URL in place of the widget. Once the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete, these add-ons will be re-enabled. The add-ons are delivered by the application and do not have an individual update or fix. The only options are upgrading the entire system or disabling the add-ons. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk during normal business hours: https://it.cornell.edu/support The Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro will not be available until the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete. 2019-03-26 17:25:22
On advisement of the vendor and the Cornell IT Security Office, the Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro have been disabled. We are unable to identify which spaces are using the WebDAV client plugin to access Confluence through a native client for performing bulk actions. We have identified 218 pages across various spaces that are currently using the Widget Connector macro to embed online videos, slideshows, photo streams, or calendars in Confluence. If you think your Confluence space may be affected, you can confirm by using the Search Results for Widget Macro to identify pages affected by this change, if you have access to the impacted page. https://confluence.cornell.edu/dosearchsite.action?cql=macro+%3D+%22widget%22&startIndex=30 You will no longer be able to view embedded content on pages that rely on the Widget Connector macro. The Source Editor can showthe URL to directly access the content. As a workaround, you can include in your text a hyperlink to the URL in place of the widget. Once the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete, these add-ons will be re-enabled. The add-ons are delivered by the application and do not have an individual update or fix. The only options are upgrading the entire system or disabling the add-ons. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk during normal business hours: https://it.cornell.edu/support The Confluence WebDAV client plugin and Widget Connector macro will not be available until the Confluence upgrade project that’s currently underway is complete. 2019-03-26 17:21:21