Confluence, or Atlassian Confluence, is a collaborative documentation tool that’s built to help teams work together and collaborate on important tasks. Users can utilize it to capture project requirements, assign different tasks to users, and many more. It’s available in multiple languages and you can use it for free but it will only be limited to 10 members. If you want more than that, then you have to avail their premium version.
If you want to extract data from your Confluence space, then you need to use a scraper as there is a substantial amount of data and you can’t extract those manually. You need to use a scraper to do it quickly and efficiently. The problem is that platforms such as Confluence have strict restrictions against the use of bots on their website. To prevent your account from being banned, you need to use a Confluence proxy.
A Confluence proxy will handle all of your web requests for you and any website you visit or application you use will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server and not your own. Through continuously rotating proxies at a set interval, your bot would have a different IP address each time it sends a specific amount of requests. This deceives websites into thinking that your bot’s requests are from different users so it won’t ban your account.
The best Confluence proxies to use with your bot will be residential proxies as these types of proxies use residential IPs from actual devices making your bot’s requests as if it came from genuine users from those locations.
Let’s set up a Confluence proxy server.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
Image Alt Text: Configuring MacOS Proxy Settings
To set up a Confluence proxy server for your mobile device, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The Confluence mobile app will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS.
Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring your Confluence proxy server.