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Confluence "recently updated" macro shows links to restricted material

Sihan Goi Nov 07, 2016

Hi,

I have a Confluence space that is not restricted, but some pages within the space that are restricted. Under "Recently updated", users who do not have permission to view those restricted pages can still see their links, but access is denied when they try to click on them. How do I have it such that the links do not appear for these users at all?

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Rob Woodgate Nov 08, 2016

Simple answer: You don't.

In 2007, this https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-7772 was raised, which is the same as your issue, and the Support person said "the recently-updated macro and dashboard component show different lists to different users, depending on their permissions"

The ticket was resolved as Support couldn't reproduce the issue.

But in 2012 this https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-27241 was raised, requesting the ability to restrict what people saw in the Recently Updated macro based on their permission level, and the response from the Support person was "While I can see how this feature would be useful, we have no plans to implement it in the foreseeable future."

So it looks like the Recently Updated macro used to restrict what users saw, based on permissions, but now it doesn't.  It's odd that Atlassian would take away sensible functionality like that, but that's what they've done.

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