Do restricted pages appear in that space's search results?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Page Restrictions

If I as the space admin, restrict certain pages in the space, when (non-admin) users do searches in that space, will the search results return hits on the pages I've restricted?

And in the greater sense, does restricting pages effectively HIDE those pages from the restricted users? Or can they see the restricted pages exist (in the TOC for example), but just not access them. 

2 answers

I just ran into this, looking for one of my one pages created in a restricted "folder".  I couldn't find it through the Search at all!

How come restricted pages are hidden in Search from those who can access them?

0 votes

They're totally hidden.

Good to know. Thanks!

One follow-up question: Does restricting a parent page, restrict all the child pages under it? For example, if my TOC shows:





And I restrict "Parent," are Child1 and Child2 also restricted, or must they be manually restricted?



Broadly speaking, yes, child pages inherit restrictions.  See the middle section in for the exact rules (note that it changed a bit a few versions ago, so if you're not on 5.9, go back and select the one you are on!)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Dec 18, 2018 in Confluence Cloud

Happy holidays from our team to yours!

Hi Community!  2018 was filled with changes for our team, both big and small, and we've taken a lot of time to both celebrate our wins and recognize areas of improvement. One thing that we're a...

473 views 3 18
Read article

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