Can i block deletion of spaces, to only be available for only system administrators?

i would like to only have sys-admin and administrators be able to delete spaces. 

I would still like to have space admins for each space, but they should not be allowed to delete spaces. 

Is this possible?

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Hi Maritn,

Yes you can set this permission at the Space Permissions, removing the Delete Pages permission from the groups of users, so it will be restricted for Confluence Admins.

Please refer to the Space permissions documentation for all details:


Kind Regards,


Luiz Maia

Atlassian Support

Thanks Luiz. That answers my question, but does not solve the problem. I would like to have space administrators that can delete spaces, but not delete an entire space. Is that possible?

AFAIK you can't. "Delete Space" is part of the space admin permission. If you remove that, the user won't be able to delete the space, but he also wouldn't be a real space admin anymore. Cheers, Kirstin

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