Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Request for Access to restricted page only going to last editor



We are using Confluence Cloud.  The Request Access Plugin is enabled and the restricted page does not have inherited restrictions.


The request for access is only being sent to the last editor of the page.  For this case I would rather it was being sent to up to 5 as described here


Any suggestion or clarification please





1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

Hi Scott, 

First of all, welcome to the Atlassian Community! :)

Are you sure the restricted page meets the following conditions, mentionned in the article you mentionned?

When a user requests access to a restricted page, Confluence will send an email to up to 5 people who are most likely to be able to grant access, in the following order:

  1. people who have contributed to the page in the past, can see the page and have 'Restrict' or 'Admin' space permission (sorted by last edit date)
  2. space administrators who can see the page (sorted alphabetically).

Page restrictions


Hi Boris


The restrictions are as follows:

Everyone has no access.

There is 1 author with view & edit access

There are 5 users with view & edit access

There have been 2 edits by users since creation

(There are 4 space administrators)

There are no inherited restrictions



Is that all you need?




Hi Scott, 

Thank you for your feedback.
I apologize, but I just realized that the article you mentionned in your first message                                                                                                                                  was talking about Confluence Server. 
For Confluence Cloud, it is the last editor who is notified to grand access to a restricted page, or the space admin if the las editor does not have permission to change page restrictions, as mentionned below: 

Grant permission

If someone asks permission to view or edit a restricted page, we'll email the last person who edited the page, and ask them to grant that permission.

If they don't have permission to change the page restrictions in that space, we'll  email a space admin instead. 

Add or Remove Page Restrictions

So, in your case, this is normal.

I hope this will help.


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Confluence Cloud

Presenter Mode for Confluence is here 🖥 👩‍💻

👋  Hello Community!  My name is Stephanie Zhang, and I’m a product manager on the Confluence cloud team. Today, I’m excited to announce the rollout of  Presenter Mode : a ...

81,011 views 127 307
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you