Confluence cloud unused categories



When i deleted a space with a categorie, the category stays in the Space Directory. Is there anyway tot delete this category. There's no other space with that category, so it doesn't need to be there.


Alexander nicolapi

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Per Use labels to Categories Spaces, the category should be removed from the Space Directory if there are no longer any spaces with that category. 

I can have a look for you, but I see 4 different Cloud accounts under your email address. If you can let me know which one I should be looking at, and the name of the category that no longer has spaces, I can see what the problem might be.

Kind Regards,

is about the category hr.

i have no spaces with that category.

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Hi Alexander,

I ran a select * from spaces; and it is showing a third space, called Lonen, with the key HR. 

When I look at the Space Directory then I can confirm that space is part of the HR Category.

As a site admin you can recover the permissions from the space that you're not able to see from the Space Permissions page.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,


One more thing; I thought it a bit strange that you can see the category even though you didn't have access to a space, but then I remembered that categories are label-based, which aren't restricted.

I was able to find the following feature request that might interest you if this is a concern:

Let me know if you have any questions about that.

Kind Regards,

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