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Confluence administration: Create personal space for new users

Is there an easy way to setup personal spaces for new users as a Confluence administrator?

We want to provide a set of personalised pages for new employees within a pre-set personal space.


The only solution I found so far is via the Confluence Command Line Interface (CLI) add on. But this would be quite a bit expensive, since we'd only use it for that purpose...

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Minh Tran Atlassian Team Apr 04, 2018


The latest Confluence does not have the REST api to create personal space. However our RPC method allows you to create personal space

  • Space  addPersonalSpace(String token, Space personalSpace, String userName) - add a new space as a personal space.

You can refer these below pages for further information

Thank you for the hint, @Minh Tran!

I'll have a closer look into that. Since my coding skills got a bit rusty over the last years, this may take some time... :-/

To use the REST api would be a lot easier for me, do you maybe know of any planes to implement that function in the upcoming releases?

I was able to create the personal space. Here's what I did:

  1. Downloaded SoapUI Open Source
  2. Created a new SOAP Project
    Initial WSDL: http://<confluence-install>/rpc/soap-axis/confluenceservice-v2?wsdl
  3. Request "login"
    <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:soap="">



          <soap:login soapenv:encodingStyle="">

             <in0 xsi:type="xsd:string">username</in0>

             <in1 xsi:type="xsd:string">password</in1>



    This gives you back the authorization token for the next request.
  4. Request "addPersonalSpaceWithDefaultPermissions"
    <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:soap="">



          <soap:addPersonalSpaceWithDefaultPermissions soapenv:encodingStyle="">

             <in0 xsi:type="xsd:string">tokenFromLoginRequest</in0>

             <in1 xsi:type="bean:RemoteSpace" xmlns:bean="">

                <name xsi:type="xsd:string">userNameForPersonalSpace</name>

                <type xsi:type="xsd:string">personal</type>

                <spaceGroup xsi:type="xsd:string" xsi:nil="true"/>


             <in2 xsi:type="xsd:string">userNameForPersonalSpace</in2>



Minh Tran Atlassian Team Apr 05, 2018

@Andreas Thanks for sharing back your answer.

I don't have a very clear date for the personal space REST api right now.

When we have any kind of information, it will be informed via here

Thank you, work for me also)

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