Delete a user who is an owner and edited a space.

I need to delete employees as they wont have access and so that their name is out of the system.  I can disable a user, but i cant delete them since they added pages and spaces.  How can i accomplish this?

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Hi Alex,

If this user has edited any content on the system, you won't be able to delete him/her. But only deactivate.

If this user has only created content, then you can associate all content created to another user and then delete him/her.

Please let us know if this helps you.

Cheers!

We've done this several times when we wanted to assign content to another LDAP user. This is our process:

  • Backup the database
  • Create a temporary user in Confluence (tmp_user)
  • Assign all content created by the user to delete (del_user) to tmp_user
update content set creator = 'tmp_user' where creator = 'del_user';
update content set lastmodifier = 'tmp_user' where lastmodifier = 'del_user';
  • Delete del_user in Confluence
  • Synchronize the target LDAP (ldap_user) user with Confluence
  • Revert the changes above
update content set creator = 'ldap_user' where creator = 'tmp_user';
update content set lastmodifier = 'ldap_user' where lastmodifier = 'tmp_user';
  • remove the tmp_user from Confluence

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