Security for Confluence allows you to create custom scanning rules using regular expressions. You can create and edit custom rules from the Settings page, under “Custom rules”:

Only Confluence Administrators can access these settings.

Our application uses the built-in JDK java regex library (Java 8), which you can compare to other regex engines here.

Security for Confluence imposes hard limits on how much memory a rule can use and how long a rule can take to scan a page fragment. Scanning rules which exceed these limits will be automatically disabled, and the scan will be marked as failed.

If a secret in a single page fragment matches more than one rule (built-in or custom), only the first match will be reported.

Here are some example custom rules:

Bitcoin Address


Youtube Links


Auditing changes to custom rules

All custom rule creation, deletion, and updates (including enabling/disabling), are logged to the Confluence Audit log. See Viewing Audited Events for more information.