You will find this page useful if you use one or more of the following Confluence apps or use their enterprise features:

  • App Center
  • Enterprise News Bundle
  • Linchpin Theme Plugin
  • Navigation Menu Editor
  • Linchpin Touch
  • Custom User Profile

As the result of a strategic realignment of our products, all enterprise features such as personalization functions will only be available in combination with the Linchpin Manager app.

For example:

  • Personalized app recommendations, mandatory apps for users (App Center)

  • Personalized Cover Stories, News Feeds for users (ENB)
  • Personalized navigation elements for users (NME)

What is Linchpin? 

  • Linchpin is our intranet suite based on Confluence.
  • It consists of Confluence as the basis plus many different apps extending Confluence into a full and powerful intranet software product.
  • A core feature of Linchpin is the personalization of the structure (e.g. navigation) and content (e.g. news).
  • To manage personalization more easily, we have developed the Linchpin Manager app.

Why this change?

  • The Linchpin Manager app is based on the strategic development of our intranet suite Linchpin and provides a strong foundation for future innovations.
  • We want to offer individual Linchpin apps as standalone and competitive products as slimmer versions on the Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Core functions, previously integrated in all of these applications, are now centrally managed via the Linchpin Manager app. This is the key for exchanging data across all Linchpin apps.
  • The Linchpin Manager app also provides you with an overview of the status of Linchpin (apps, licenses, integrations, etc.) 

What is the Linchpin Manager app? 

  • The Linchpin Manager app is located at the center of Linchpin and allows the various Linchpin apps to exchange data and communicate with each other.
  • More simply, the Linchpin Manager app is the new control center for all Linchpin apps.
  • The Linchpin Manager app provides an overview of all Linchpin apps, checks their status and whether they have a valid license.
  • In addition, the Linchpin Manager app supports data exchange between the individual Linchpin apps and enables advanced features in the apps.
  • The Linchpin Manager app is only visible in the administration area of Confluence.

When does this change take effect?

  • The Linchpin Manager app will be available in the Atlassian Marketplace from early October.
  • At that time, new versions of the apps mentioned above will be available in the Marketplace.

  • When you update one of the apps, personalization features within the app will be initially disabled.

What does that mean for me?

  • First: Don't panic!
  • You will still be able to use all the features of your apps.
  • You will simply need to have a valid version of the Linchpin Manager app to use those features.

What do I have to do right now?

  • If you are actively using the personalization features in one of these apps, please contact us.
  • We will help you to ensure that all functions are still available and that they will not be subject to any restrictions.

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