Editing a page in another users's personal space

In our installation, it's by default not possible to edit pages in another user's personal space but everyone has "view" permissions on all personal spaces.

I now want to allow a specific user to edit a specific page in my personal space.

Granting "Add" permissions to that user does not do the trick (no editing possible, e.g. no "Edit" button).

I assume that is because the user does not have "Add" permissions on the space. But that's correct: he should only be able to edit that one page.

How can I achive that?

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You have to grant them "add/edit" at a space level, then restrict the other pages in the space.

Seems a bit clumsy, no? What about new pages? Do I have to remember to remove "Add" permissions for every page I create from now on? The "top down" logic (need same permission on parent) seems to be a bad choice in that case...

Correct. The main argument from Atlassian I've heard is that Confluence is there for collaboration, and you generally want to work together on everything. One common trick is to: Grant "create" to everyone who should be able to edit your pages Put a restriction on the "home" page to limit edit to yourself and people who should be able to edit all of it Create a new page at the same level as "home" called something like "public edit" Move your "everyone can edit" page(s) underneath the public one Where you want your public pages to exist in your main space tree, use an "include" macro to pull it in This works because the restrictions cascade down from the "home" page. None of your limited users will be able to amend anything beneath home, and you won't have to think about adding restrictions. Your only overhead is that you'll have to keep an eye on pages created in the public area to see if they are worth including in the main tree or should be junked.

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