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Defining Custom Detection Rules

Security for Confluence allows for creation of custom scanning rules using regular expressions.

Only Confluence Administrators can access these settings.

To create a rule, first visit the Settings page, and then expand the “Custom rules” section.

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.

Developing custom rules

Our application uses the built-in JDK java regex library (Java 8). The supported regex constructs are documented here.

The tool we recommend for testing out new custom rules is

Make sure to select “Java 8” as the “Flavor”:

Example custom rules

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