Edit permissions in Confluence

I'm having an issue where I want to restrict most all pages' editing permissions to just a small group of admins. Problem is, when I do so, it renders the "task list" and "attachments" macros on the pages unusable to the restricted users. I'm guessing that altering the macros counts as "editing" certain spaces.

Is there something I can do to take away peoples rights to edit the pages, and at the same time, keep their ability to manipulate macros within said space?

On Confluence 4.2 using the Zen layout if that matters.

Thanks everyone.

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Hi timothydetjen,

You're right - these macros count as "edits" and are restricted when page editing is restricted. There isn't a permission to get around this.

Could you try turning on editing permissions for all users to these pages? Remember that you can always restore old versions of pages from the page history.

You could also use custom CSS (or even the Zen foundation) to remove the "edit" button from pages. This would let users use the macros you listed without actually being able to edit the pages. Users could still edit the page with the hotkey or by manipulating the CSS, but it would take work and wouldn't be possible for non-technical users.

-Simon

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Here is a possible workaround:

  • You have Space1, which has permissions so that only admins can edit
  • Create a new space, Space2, which is open for everyone to edit
  • Create the tasklist on a page in Space2
  • In Space1, use the Include macro to display the tasklist from Space2

You now have the situation you want: non-admins cannot edit the page, but they are able to make changes to the macro.

Cheers,
Mark

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