Do @mentioned users receive a notification if they don't have permission for page?

Hi all, 

Our client has asked whether users who are @mentioned will receive an email notification, even if they don't have permission to view the content that they've been @mentioned in. 

The user case is that they want to be able to link to user profiles within the content, but don't want that user to receive an email notification to content they can't view. 

1 answer

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.
Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Sep 01, 2017

Hi Shimrit,

no, they don't get any notification.  

Perfect, thank you Thomas. 

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Sep 01, 2017

you're welcome, Shimrit.

There's an issue to restrict mentions to users, who have permissions to view the content, but this is not implemented yet:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-35796

That's good to know - have started following that issue. For this particular user case, it's okay that the user is able to link to the profile of another user who can't see the content, as that's the desired effect (ie they're not using the @mention functionality as intended, but as a shortcut to that person's profile). 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Monday in Confluence

Why start from scratch? Introducing four new templates for Confluence Cloud

Hi my Community friends!  For those who don't know me, I'm a product marketer on the Confluence Cloud team - nice to meet you! For those of you who do, you know that I've been all up in your Co...

516 views 7 6
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you