Anonymous access without changing the default/landing page in Confluence

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My company has rapidly taken to Confluence. So much so we now want to try some work where external users put information in a form on Confluence to populate an excel sheet. In translation we want to provide anonymous access to a form and provide access to the data only to authenticated users.

I did this by creating an external facing space and putting the form there. I was able to make the space view able by anonymous. The access to the data was then put in another space which by default is only view able by authenticated users. The issue I am running into is that when I browse to Confluence for the first time in the morning, I see the External Facing Space by default instead of the login page. Any way to change this behavior? 



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i would rather see the login screen. Does that make sense?

i don't care about the anonymous user logging in. What I want to do is have it so that when internal users reach confluence for the first time in the morning, they reach the login page instead of the space that is publicly accessible.





What is the URL you are trying to view?

Anonymous users don't need to login so you won't get the login screen; there is no way for anonymous users to "login" so that screen can't be used. If you want users to log in, have them browse to the base URL instead of that specific page.

But you do, actually. If a log in screen is presented to your anonymous users, there is no way for them to access the content.

Also, there is no way within Confluence to tell if the user is internal or not; the only option is for internal users to go somewhere else in the site first.

There might be a way for your IT folks to set up a whitelist of some sort so that when a connection is detected from within the corporate IP address schema, the user would be redirected to some page that does not allow anonymous access (see below).


I think this might be your best bet:

Add an "Employees Login" link in the sidebar that simply goes to another page in the site where the only thing on that page is the HTML macro containing:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=''" />

Where the URL is the path back to the anonymous page.

NOTE: This *should* work, but our IT has our site firewalled so I can't even test anonymous access though I did test the redirect and it works, at least in Chrome.

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