New bulk action! Change your page owners in bulk

Hi Confluence admins,

 

John here with a new update: we've added the ability for you to bulk change page owners within the Content Manager hub!

 

To support the new action, we've created a new filter that allows you to quickly filter to all pages that have an owner that is an inactive user as well as a picker of those inactive owners. 

 

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How it works

A space admin first navigates to the Content Manager feature within the left nav within the desired space:

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Once in the Content Manager feature, admins can then click on the 'Filters' dropdown and select the 'Pages without active owners' option to see all pages owner by users who are no longer active:

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Finally, an admin can then check the box next to the desired pages to change the owner of, and then click the 'Change owner' button to bulk change them to the desired owner:

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FAQs

Which editions of Confluence Cloud is this available to?

Customers on our Premium and Enterprise editions only.

 

Can I bulk change the owner of pages that are owned by an active page owner?

Not yet, but we're actively working on building this capability as well, and plan to release it in the next few weeks.

 

When can I start using this update?

The action will finish being rolled out to all customers by the end of this week, April 5.

 


 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or feedback with comments here or by scheduling time to chat with me here

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Andy Gladstone
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April 1, 2024

This is amazing. I have been holding off from doing this 'onsie-twosie' while this action was being developed. Excited to soon have all of our pages OWNED by active team members.

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April 1, 2024

IT'S HAPPENING!!!!

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Steven Rhodes April 2, 2024

AGAIN? Premium and Enterprise only? Can you PLEASE stop f*cking the customer on Confluence Standard? Holding administration functions like this to ransom over and over again. This nickel and diming over basic functionality being held back. Its not making me more likely to upgrade, its making me more likely to recommend moving away from the platform. Its enraging.

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Paul Burville April 2, 2024

HI John looks like a nice feature and something that should perhaps be basic admins features. Maybe its best to lead in the title with Premium and Enterprise only so anyone on the Standard package doesn't waste time with it?

This looks like a handy feature for admins to sweep spaces to ensure that the correct access is in place also or if staff leave or change roles.

Having looked around at the packages where more and more generic security features are lacking I'm struggling to find that even premium offers much more in the way of added security features and Enterprise is off limits due to company or user base size. 

I understand the need to "upsell" customers but when premium still doesnt off all that much more over standard it doesnt seem all that good value.

Is this feature available in the Access package too? Perhaps all these security types features would be best suited to the access package which can be subscribed to on Standard and Premium but is included in Enterprise leaving the other less security focused options for the different levels of package.

Security features shouldnt really "off limits" based on a spend level however making the features easier to manage and implement perhaps could be. 

The Standard package does seem quite limiting in terms of basic security feature from an admin perspective.

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Steven Rhodes April 2, 2024

Forgive my rage - but I think this was the tipping point for me. I should have been as calm as @Paul Burville in my response. However, I have complained about this before, about *BASIC* features being held back for Premium and Enterprise, and @John Hooper said " I understand where you're coming from, and you're totally right that a number of recent releases have been for the Premium and Enterprise only plans." in the Mission Control post.

Organisations with thousands of users (like ours), which are primarily an R&D software company use Confluence Standard. We are not an organisation with 20 users, or a small startup trying to get things for free. We pay Atlassian a 6 figure sum every year to use Confluence. Can you imagine bulk editing of Jira issues only being allowed in Jira Premium?

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Alexandre Marcoux April 2, 2024

This is pathetic... This should be a standard feature, but no, as always Atlassian need to be greedy. It would cost my company almost twice as much for something that should have been there from the start (changing Owner of a page) now making retroactive change a pain. Shame on you!

Dan Tombs
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April 2, 2024

@John Hooper Great news about changing page ownership for sure. Can't wait to finally update all those pages.

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Heather Blue April 2, 2024

I've been patiently waiting for this one! Super exciting. :) Thanks Atlassian team for rolling out this feature! Will save loads of time and really help keep our knowledge ownership up to date.

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Brian Cahill April 3, 2024

I don't see this feature and am using Confluence Premium. Is it slowly rolling out?

Kristján Geir Mathiesen
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April 12, 2024

Awesome, @John Hooper and team! Well done! Takk for this. I had missed this post originally but it was brought to my attention today. So glad this is here.

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