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Confluence

Wiki Collaboration

Build your Wiki with Ease

Confluence is a collaborative website, known as a wiki. Confluence uses a WYSIWYG interface (what you see is what you get) to make it easy to create, edit, link to, and share web pages. Confluence is a free service for Cornell-related work, projects, and research. New sites, called spaces, are available upon request.

Confluence is useful for:

  • Collaboratively authoring or editing documents
  • Making information easily accessible on the web
  • Managing revisions
  • Controlling who has access to your information
  • Working on projects with geographically diverse groups
Note: Confluence limits file sizes to a maximum of 15MB. We recommend using Box to store your files. Create links on your Confluence pages to your files stored on Box.

Using Confluence

Anyone with a Cornell NetID or WCMC ID can use Confluence. See Gaining Access with a Cornell Net ID or WCMC ID. If you use WebDAV or Office Connector tools, a Confluence-generated password will be required to log in. 

Individuals without a Cornell NetID or WCMC ID must be sponsored by a current faculty, staff, or student for the purpose of Cornell related work, projects, or research. Non-Cornellians log in using a confluence user id (email address) and confluence password. See How to Retrieve my Confluence Password.

Before using Confluence to share, store, or collaborate with institutional information, please review the Regulated Data Chart and Confluence Terms and Conditions.


Service Details

Best for:

  • Collaboratively authoring or editing documents
  • Making information easily accessible on the web
  • Managing revisions
  • Controlling who has access to your information
  • Working on projects with geographically diverse groups

Cost:

No Fee

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

Support Contact:

Compare to:

1 Box

Share your files with unlimited storage for free, thanks to a campus-wide license.

Best for:

  • Storing and sharing large numbers of documents.
  • provides tools to easily edit common files in Office on the desktop or in Office Online.
  • Can share files with anyone with an email address / collaborate with other institutions.
  • Excellent security for your data with encryption of your data both in transmission and while stored in the cloud, detailed auditing of who has acted on and viewed your files, watermarking of files, and view-only files that you can prevent others from downloading.

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.


2 Blogs

Best for:

  • Quick to create and launch a simple website
  • No design or development skills required
  • Allows domain mapping (yoursite.cornell.edu) for public sites
  • CampusPress updates and patches WordPress and plug-ins

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

Cost:

ConfluenceBoxBlogs
Cost:No FeeNo FeeFor Fee

Audiences:

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