Force accept company policies


is there a posibility to force a User to accept special company policies before using confluence? Something like the What's new Pop-up, but without the close-option.



1 answer

1 accepted

10 votes

Update: I've written a simple plugin to display terms and conditions when an editor is invoked, as in my use case I only need contributors to accept Ts and Cs. This is better than the solution below, as you can't continue editing without accepting, and it doesn't waste screen real estate. Walking the floors I noticed that many people never bothered accepting.

You will need to edit the Ts & Cs text, then deploy. Code here: It will require maven to build.

Older solution below:

We use the following code in the announcement banner, which makes people acknowledge Ts&Cs every 30 days. You could change the 30 to 30000 if you wanted it to be a one-off. It's a bit hacky but has kept various compliance depts of my back. You need jquery.cookie.js which you can find on the interwebs.

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="/confluence/includes/js/jquery.cookie.js"></script>

<div id="idiotBanner" style="display:none">
    <table style="width: 100%;border: 2px solid #FF0000" cellpadding="2">
                <h3 style="text-align:center">Important Information </h3>

                <p style="text-align:center">Because unrestricted wiki pages are visible to all **** users, please make
                    sure that all pages/spaces are
                    <a href="http://****/Confluence+Acceptable+Usage+and+how+to+permission+pages+appropriately">
                        restricted to appropriate user groups</a>. Access to sensitive information (e.g.
                    login credentials, privileged information) should be strictly controlled and
                    those pages restricted to blah blah blah.

                <p style="text-align:center"><a href="#" onclick="hideIdiotBanner()">Acknowledge and dismiss</a></p>

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
    jQuery(document).ready(function() {
        if (jQuery.cookie('hideIdiotBanner') != 'true') {

    function hideIdiotBanner() {
        jQuery.cookie("hideIdiotBanner", "true", { expires: 30, path: '/confluence' });


Dieter Community Champion Feb 13, 2012
Vote up for the cookie name :)

If I told you the story of why I had to do this, you'd be surprised I hadn't thought up a much worse name ;-)

Joseph Clark Atlassian Team Feb 14, 2012

Don't forget to tell your users about the behaviour and contents of your cookie storage if you want to avoid prosecution in the EU! :-p

It's not accessible to the public but good point! <searches for the Atlassian policy on same ;-) >

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

380 views 21 10
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