Configure server settings in draw.io for Confluence Server and Data Center
You can configure a number of settings for the draw.io backend in Confluence Server. These settings are entered as a list of
- As an administrator, click on the gear icon, then select General configuration.
- Under the draw.io add-on section in the left panel, click on Configuration.
- Click on the Configuration tab.
- Paste your configuration in the Server Configuration field, then click Save changes.
Supported key=value settings
externaliconsearch: Set a flag to enable or disable the use of the external image search service for icons in the draw.io editor. The default is
vsdurl: Link to our external server to be able to convert .vsd and .vss files. You cannot convert these files on the Confluence Server instance itself. Note the entire diagram file is sent to our servers, which have our usual strict security policies applied. Contact your draw.io support channel for information on the URL to use.
customlibs: Toggle the custom libraries feature on or off. The default is
emf2png: Use our external server to convert .vsd and .vsdx diagrams that contain EMF images to prevent some converted shapes displaying as black rectangles with crosses. You cannot convert EMF images on the Confluence Server instance. Set
emf2png=https://convert.diagrams.net/emf2png/convertEMF to enable this functionality. Only the EMF image is sent to our servers, which have our usual strict security policies applied.
emailpreview: Toggle whether diagram previews in emails and rest API calls are enabled or disabled. The default is
macrooutputtype: Sets viewer container layout. Available values are block and inline. Default is
block. Since 9.4.1
disableplaceholders: When set to
1 placeholders are disabled across draw.io diagrams. By default placeholders are enabled, this flag is for companies with strict personal information controls that want to avoid accidental leaking of PII like name of last editor. Since 9.8.0
serveroffline: Set a flag to enable or disable the use of any external services from the Confluence server(s). These are extended icon search and cross-domain proxy load.
The extended icon search uses external draw.io servers to find additional matches for shape search queries search service for icons after the built-in search runs out of matching icons. Queries are anonymised at the draw.io servers and deleted after the request is made. Enabling serveroffline disables extended searches.
If external images are embedded into the diagrams, that are hosted cross-domain from the domain of the Confluence server, the browser cannot generate an image output of the diagram due to CORS errors. In order for cross-domain images to be displayed in diagram image representations, they must be loaded via a proxy server. The server is external to avoid SSRF issues with the Confluence Server loading the images. Enabling serveroffline disables proxying.
The default is
0 (external calls enabled).
For example, several of these settings have been added to the Server Configuration field.