Set up and customise in Confluence Cloud for administrators

Administrators can make it easier and faster for their users to use in Confluence Cloud by providing custom shape libraries, customised colour palettes and custom templates.

Set the correct space permissions for the config space

The app for both Confluence Cloud and Confluence Server stores the files needed to provide custom shape libraries and custom templates to uses in the config space in your Confluence instance. Administrators must ensure that all users have the appropriate read permission set for that space in order to access these custom libraries.

On this page, you’ll find instructions for the most common administration tasks and customisation options with links to detailed FAQs about for Confluence Cloud.

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Convert all Gliffy diagrams with the Gliffy mass import tool

Administrators can convert all of the Gliffy diagrams in a Confluence Cloud instance into diagrams via the Confluence Settings.

  1. Go to the Confluence Settings in your Cloud instance.
  2. Select on Gliffy Import in the left menu.
  3. Click on the Start Import button and wait for the import to complete.

Start the Gliffy mass import to diagrams in Confluence Cloud

Learn how to use the Gliffy to mass import feature

Customise for Confluence Cloud

Confluence Cloud administrators can customise to make it easier and faster for their users to create diagrams following a consistent style. This is especially useful when they need to use corporate assets, follow corporate style guidelines, or use custom shape libraries and templates.

Style to match your corporate image

By editing the JSON configuration code, you can set new default shape and connector styles, colour palettes, and fonts, as well as the colour of the UI.

For detailed steps and examples, see the linked documentation for each feature you want to customise.

Customise the style palette: The style palette is displayed at the top of the format panel on the Style tab.

Customise the colour palettes: The colour palettes are displayed whenever you click on a colour button in the format panel. Customise one or more of the palettes to display your corporate colours.

Customise the font list: The font list appears on the Text tab in the format panel. Set which fonts appear in the font list by default, add fonts that are hosted on the web (e.g. Google), or add your own custom font file if you need to.

Make the editor UI match your Confluence colours: If your users are disoriented by opening the editor when it is a different colour to your Confluence Cloud theme, you can set a new UI colour for the menu bar.

  1. Open your Confluence Cloud settings.
  2. Go to the Configuration in the Atlassian Marketplace section on the left.
  3. Edit the JSON configuration code in the Configuration tab.

Administrators can specify custom colours for in Confluence Cloud

Provide shapes and corporate assets in custom libraries

Make a custom shape library available by default: When your users need to add complex or specific shapes to their diagrams, or add images and other corporate assets (like a copyright notice or a logo), you can add a custom shape library to and make it available by default.

  1. Add the custom shape libraries via the Custom Libraries tab in the Configuration section in your Confluence Cloud Settings.
  2. Set it to open by default for all users by editing the JSON code on the Configuration tab.

Custom libraries appear under the scratchpad in Confluence Cloud

Add custom templates to diagram faster

Custom templates are useful when multiple users need to create a similar set of diagrams, or work from the same foundation. They help users diagram both faster and more consistently in your corporate or departmental styles.

Add and categorise custom templates: You can custom template categories and diagrams that users will see first when they create a new diagram.

For example, add your own floorplan template for regularly changing seating arrangements, UML diagram templates for your core application code or databases, network diagram templates, infographic backgrounds, and more.

  1. Add the custom templates via the Custom Templates tab in the Configuration section in your Confluence Cloud Settings.
  2. Add template diagrams to your template category pages.

Create a new diagram from a custom template in for Confluence Cloud

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