Changing default page restrictions

We would like to change the default page restrictions -

When a new page is created would like it to be restricted to the author to view and edit. When it is ready for review, he would add a group or set of reviewers to have viewing rights.

Only when the contents are finalized - would they change the restrictions to viewable by all.

Is there a way of configuring the Space to have these defintions?

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Christoph Thomas Community Champion Jul 31, 2017

Hey Yaacov - in Confluence view restrictions are inherited from the parent page. So one thing you could do is create one page per author with appropriate view permissions and teach your authors to create new pages only under this page and afterwards change the page restrictions as described above. But this would mean some manual effort, is error prone and you still have the problem that page updates are not reviewed. If you are using Confluence Server I recommed you looking into https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.comalatech.workflow/server/overview which should allow you to better support your requirements.

Cheers

Christoph

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Hi Yaacov,

In addition to what Christoph said, you can play with the default permissions in the Space configuration. Maybe have a separate "Staging" space with restricted default access and then moving pages that are ready to another space.

What we're doing ourselves is building pages in personal spaces and moving them to common space when they are reasonably ready.

Kind regards,
Igor

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