Can we hide Remove Space option in Confluence?

I want to expose Remove Space option only for Confluence-Administrators group but not for space admins. Is it possible?

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Yes, we just need to change the permissions of this space, making "editable" just for confluence-administration group.

Go to the Space Admin and change the permissions, give the Edit rights just for the confluence-administration group.



Hello There,

Unfortunately to hide the "Remove Space" option is not possible, the Space Admin always will have this access to this option.

Best Regards,


Luiz, We dont want to expose this option to Space Admins. So is it possible to have atleast some JS hack for this?

Hi Atlassians, Any ideals please..

Hi Atlassians, Any ideas please..

Hi Srinivas,

There is no way to disable this option for Space Admins - if they have 'Admin' rights on the space, they will be able to remove the space. Hpwever, you can hide the whole Remove Space tab in Confluence 5 by adding some custom CSS to the Global Stylesheet or the Space Stylesheet (be aware that if the Space has a stylesheet defined it will overwrite the global one):

[data-web-item-key=removespace] {
  visibility:hidden !important;

This will hide the Remove Space option for everyone, and Confluence administrators would need to go directly to the URL (http://your-url/spaces/removespace.action?key=THE-KEY), or temporarily disable the Custom CSS, to remove the Space.

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