We recently ran into a problem in which an employee left our company and we lost some documentation for a team. Our confluence instance is tied to AD, so his account was deactivated. I ended up going through the AD team to reactivate his account, reset his password, then log in as him in order to see his drafts (which in turned allowed us to save some other content he had started but not saved). Is there no way for a Confluence administrator to view drafts for a specific user? That feature would be incredibly helpful.
I couldn't find this possibility in Confluence embedeed functionalities, so I've created this feature request for you here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-35921
I recommend to vote and also comment in that request ticket to increase popularity.
Besides Rodrigo's feature you can also use the following method to get ownership over the drafts:
update CONTENT SET CREATOR = 'your user key' where CREATOR = 'target user key' and CONTENTTYPE = 'DRAFT';
After you do that, all the drafts of the target user will be moved under your user at Profile Picture > Drafts, with that you will be able to resume any edits of that user since they will now belong to your user.
Hope it helps.
That's great there's a backend way to do this, but that requires additional individuals with whom I already struggle to get their time. Plus, as the main admin and content creator, I have a lot of drafts already in my profile (is there a way to delete all drafts for a user through the UI rather than deleting one at a time?). I'm surprised this feature hasn't come up before.
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