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Did the system admin see restricted page (without modifying the page restrictions) Edited

Hi team


I read something that i didnt understand :

If you lock down the page to only certain people/groups the admin(s) will not be able to view the page by default. However, since they are an admin they can grant themselved view permission. 

I see that in documentation :

Lien :

  • People with Confluence Administrator and System Administrator global permissions can't see your pages by default, but they can grant themselves space administrator permission to the space.


this is right for the space admin but in my instance i see that confluence admin can see the restricted page by default without changing the restrictions . Do you confirm please ? Really i feel ST wrong.





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Hi @karim.belhadj 

Can I confirm how you know the Confluence Admin can see the restricted page without modifying the restrictions?

If you restrict a page to specific users/groups - and the Confluence Admin is not part of those - they should not be able to see the page. But a Confluence Admin can make themselves a Space Admin, and in turn a Space Admin can open up a restricted page from Space Settings.

So whilst a Confluence Admin cannot see the page directly, they can open it if they need to.

See this page, specifically:

Space Admin and System Administrator access to restricted pages 
Users with 'Admin' permissions in a space, or users with the System Administrator global permission can remove restrictions from pages, even if the page restriction prevents them from viewing the page. Go to  Space Administration  >  Restricted Pages.


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