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Can I set multiple permissions in a single API call?

I am attempting to set permissions for spaces, and want to use a single API call to set all the permissions I want at once.

Space Permission API 

Whenever I try building my payload though, only one permission is set, and it's always the last permission in the list.

I've tried both the below method, and just using multiple operation objects, and both have the same problem.

I could of course use a single call per permission, but I have hundreds of spaces, and want to set 3-5 permissions per space, that's a *ton* of calls. 

Here's the python I've got:

  payload = json.dumps({

    "subject": {

      "identifier": <GroupID>,

      "type": "group"


    "operation": {

      "key": "read",

      "target": "space",

      "key": "delete",

      "target": "space",

      "key": "create",

      "target": "comment",

      "key": "create",

      "target": "attachment"


    "_links": {}


  response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=ConfluenceVars.headers, data=payload, verify=False)

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Pramodh M Community Leader Jan 23, 2022

Hi @Nicholas Shaw 

It's only one permission as per the documentation


in this doc

Call multiple API to set multiple permissions for either user or a group


"At least one" implies that I can send more than one if I wanted to.

You can not set multiple keys with same string in dictionary object , it will overwrite and use only one unique. In order to send multiple operation calls in one , just pass multiple operation dictionary object in the same call using "list of dictionary". Please refer below.


operations": [ { "key": "read", "target": "page"},

                      { "key": "create", "target": "page"}


Same has been described in the docs also , although you need to use different endpoint also.

Add new custom content permission to space 

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