Installing Nightfall for Confluence

Step by Step Instructions on Installing the Nightfall DLP for Confluence


  • Confluence Admin logs into Confluence, find the Nightfall app in the marketplace and install it. Nightfall installs into your Confluence account as an Atlassian Connect app so the installation is completed in the Confluence UI.

Step 1. Install Confluence Connect App from Atlassian Marketplace

You can install Nightfall DLP for Confluence from Atlassian marketplace.
Note: Before you install Nightfall for Confluence, provide your Nightfall Account Manager with the URL for the Atlassian instance so that it can be configured in Nightfall.
  1. 1.
    Login to Atlassian marketplace. Use the same admin user
  2. 2.
    Search for Nightfall. You will see two results - DLP for Jira and DLP for Confluence.
  3. 3.
    Click DLP for Confluence.
  4. 4.
    Click Get it now.
  5. 5.
    Click Get it now again.
Nightfall for Confluence is installed.
Once you have completed these steps, log in to Nightfall dashboard and select the Confluence tab in the left sidebar to validate that the app is successfully installed.
Once you have installed the app successfully, please provide your Nightfall Account Manager with the base URL for your Atlassian instance. There are some backend configuration steps that are required upon installation, in order for the integration to function properly.

Step 2. Create Detection Rule

First, we will configure our Detection Rule that defines the types of sensitive data we are looking for in Confluence. The detection rule is the Nightfall aggregation of detectors and confidence levels/findings that will dictate whether a violation or finding is recorded.
To learn more about Detection Rules and how to set them up, please refer to this article .
In the left sidebar, click "Detection Rules".
We strongly recommend configuring a simple detection rule to start as follows:
Minimum Confidence
Minimum Count
Credit Card Number
US Social Security Number
Now that our Detection Rule has been created, we will create our Confluence policy that will use this Detection Rule.

Changing Confluence Sites

If you would like to change the Confluence Site (e.g. that Nightfall is connected to, please follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Follow the steps above to install Nightfall into your new Confluence Site.
  2. 2.
    Notify Nightfall by emailing your Customer Success Manager or [email protected] with your new Confluence Site domain (e.g., and your old/existing Confluence Site domain (e.g.
    1. 1.
      Nightfall will unlink your existing Confluence Site and link your new one.
    2. 2.
      Please do not run any scans during this time.
  3. 3.
    Once you have received confirmation from Nightfall that the re-linking process is complete, you can uninstall the Nightfall app from your old Confluence Site by clicking "Uninstall" on the app in your installed apps, as shown below. Please do not uninstall until you have received confirmation from Nightfall.