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Confluence: How to remove space permissions of (inactive) users



I'm trying to create a script that will remove space permissions of inactive users.

This is what I got so far:

import com.atlassian.spring.container.ContainerManager;
import com.atlassian.confluence.user.UserAccessor;
import com.atlassian.confluence.user.ConfluenceUser;
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManager

UserAccessor userAccessor = (UserAccessor) ContainerManager.getComponent("userAccessor");
def spaceManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpaceManager)
def spacePermissionManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpacePermissionManagerInternal)

def user = userAccessor.getUserByName('<username>')
SpacePermissionContext context = SpacePermissionContext.builder().build()
spacePermissionManager.removeAllUserPermissions(user, context);


But the script does nothing at the moment. Does anyone know how to remove space permissions of a user?


best regards,


1 answer

Hi Filip!

The SpacePermissionManager removeAllUserPermissions() method is used to remove individual space permissions from the specified user.

This means that if a user is a space administrator of 'Space A' then removeAllUserPermissions('example_user') would remove their individual administrator permissions for any space within your instance, but it would not remove any permissions that receive from a Confluence group they belong to. 

To do this you will need to remove the inactive user from any Confluence groups they belong to. We have an example script that displays how you can remove specified users from a group here.

Kind regards, 

Removing individual space permissions not given by groups would still be nice to know how. Since these are easily forgotten, and sometimes added ad hoc.

Essentially for longer instances of confluence many "individual" rights till exist on spaces even after they have lone gone from the company.

Also would be useful for any IDM project.

Hi Mauri! 

You can remove a user's permissions on a single space with the snippet linked here.

If you want to remove every space permission a user has then you can use the snippet here

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any other questions! 

Kind regards, 

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