Confluence Connector 

Confluence is a tool used to create, organize, and discuss work with your team. Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update. 

Give every team, project, or department its own space to create the things they need, whether it's meeting notes, product requirements, file lists, or project plans, you can get it done in Confluence.

Our Confluence Connector is an enterprise grade indexing connector that enables content stored in Confluence to be crawled and indexed. This enables SharePoint, or any other portal, to serve as the single point from which users can search and retrieve the content they need from multiple content sources.  It supports multiple search engines including SharePoint Search, Azure Search, and Elasticsearch.

Confluence offers a connector for SharePoint which is not considered an enterprise-grade connector. The key differences are:

  • The BA Insight Connector provides a better end user experience in several ways:
    • Users have a single place to search for all content, whether in SharePoint, Confluence, or any of the other sources for which we have connectors
    • Users search the same way regardless of where content comes from. Results all appear to come from one source, and refiners are consistent for all content sources.
    • Whichever web parts or other UI elements are used with SharePoint, content can be used with Confluence content as well. 
  • BA Insight connectors work with O365, SharePoint on-prem, and other search engines such as Elasticsearch.  We also provide indexing connectors for over 60 enterprise systems

Confluence Connectors for SharePoint

Content security established in Confluence is automatically reflected in SharePoint through the connector, ensuring that users see only content they are authorized to access.


The BAI Confluence Connector:

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    Crawls and indexes multiple types of content from Confluence.
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    Provides high indexing throughput to minimize the impact on Confluence.
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    Performs both full crawls and incremental crawls, which index only new or changed content.
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    Respects Confluence security, and only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
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    Indexes but does not copy content, so users who click on a search result are taken directly to the most up to date content in Confluence.


Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of Confluence. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Confluence and the respective search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.