Confluence
  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-6931

Restrict Attachments Based on File type

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 2.5.7, 2.5.8, 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.9, 2.9.1, 2.9.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Attachments, Plugins
    • Labels:
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    • Last commented by user?:
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      Description

      Is it possible to restrict the type of the uploaded file, for example to allow an upload of files of the type *.jpg. *.gif, *.png only ?

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          MarkW added a comment -

          Well, that is completely unfortunate that this will not be a standard or supported feature. Like many, we are looking to avoid users attaching zip files and more to our instance as it is not a document repository. It is also unfortunate that the plugin that is linked to doesn't even support more recent versions of confluence nor can it be found. The link redirects me to search for plugins elsewhere in which I cannot find it. Let alone, I wouldn't want to depend on something that isn't supported and could bring my instance down as others have reported.

          Disabling attachment indexing also does not stop users from using the wiki as a file repository. While it does decrease the index size, that is still usable space being used when it could and should be controlled via the admin panel with the other attachment configurations.

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          MarkW added a comment - Well, that is completely unfortunate that this will not be a standard or supported feature. Like many, we are looking to avoid users attaching zip files and more to our instance as it is not a document repository. It is also unfortunate that the plugin that is linked to doesn't even support more recent versions of confluence nor can it be found. The link redirects me to search for plugins elsewhere in which I cannot find it. Let alone, I wouldn't want to depend on something that isn't supported and could bring my instance down as others have reported. Disabling attachment indexing also does not stop users from using the wiki as a file repository. While it does decrease the index size, that is still usable space being used when it could and should be controlled via the admin panel with the other attachment configurations.
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          Matt Ryall [Atlassian] added a comment -

          Unfortunately, we are focused on other things right now and don't have any plans to implement this feature.

          Our recommendation is still to implement this as a plugin, or get an Atlassian Expert to build it for you if you don't have the skills, if this is a feature you need in Confluence.

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          Matt Ryall [Atlassian] added a comment - Unfortunately, we are focused on other things right now and don't have any plans to implement this feature. Our recommendation is still to implement this as a plugin, or get an Atlassian Expert to build it for you if you don't have the skills, if this is a feature you need in Confluence.
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          O Messiaen added a comment -

          This is a functionality that we have been waiting to get implemented since we started using Confluence v 3.0. We have migrated from 3.5 to 4.2. We have also experienced users uploading zip, exe, scripts and other compiled installers via Confluence, which is hard to manage when you have a large active editor userbase. Developing a plugin will contain the issue and to yet date, no one has commissioned or even tried to offer a plugin for this issue. I think Atlassian should help in directing a more sustainable solution to this missing functionality.

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          O Messiaen added a comment - This is a functionality that we have been waiting to get implemented since we started using Confluence v 3.0. We have migrated from 3.5 to 4.2. We have also experienced users uploading zip, exe, scripts and other compiled installers via Confluence, which is hard to manage when you have a large active editor userbase. Developing a plugin will contain the issue and to yet date, no one has commissioned or even tried to offer a plugin for this issue. I think Atlassian should help in directing a more sustainable solution to this missing functionality.
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          Andrei added a comment -

          JIRA team did not close a similar request yet... https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-13684
          the complaints are similar = some (insert a polite word for stupid) users attach .BMP files 2MB each - and blocking/filtering these is really a useful admin feature

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          Andrei added a comment - JIRA team did not close a similar request yet... https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-13684 the complaints are similar = some (insert a polite word for stupid) users attach .BMP files 2MB each - and blocking/filtering these is really a useful admin feature
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          Aleš Laňar added a comment -

          Please, reopen that. This secure funcionality should be default for Confluence, not via payed plugin in my opinion.

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          Aleš Laňar added a comment - Please, reopen that. This secure funcionality should be default for Confluence, not via payed plugin in my opinion.

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