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How can I assign a new group permission to all existing spaces in Confluence ?


We have a few hundred spaces, and need permission for a new group for all spaces. Is it possible to do this maybe with an sql-script ? 

Changing default permission will only take effect to new spaces, and I really don't want change space permission by "hand" .

I would be glad to get a simple solution.


2 answers

You can do this using the Confluence CLI (paid plugin), or you can use this method (I find it works best with the Chrome browser, but Firefox and IE should work too).

  1. Confluence Remote API access should be activated (usually is by default).
  2. You need to be logged in as a Confluence Administrator (a member of "confluence-administrators" group).
  3. Open up the javascript console (usually by pressing F12 and finding "Console" or Ctrl+Shift+J)
  4. Copy/paste the following code, but before copying, change "group_name" to the name of the group you wish to add permissions for, and for each permission you want to add, remove the "//" at the beginning of the line (they correspond from left to right each of the permissions in the Manage Permissions screen): 

    jQuery.ajax({dataType: 'json',
                contentType: 'application/json',
                type: 'POST',
                url: contextPath + '/rpc/json-rpc/confluenceservice-v2/getSpaces',
                success: function( data ) {
                  jQuery(data).each(function() {
                    if (this.type === "global") {
                      var requestArray = [];
                      var permissionsArray = [];
                      jQuery.ajax({dataType: 'json',
                                  contentType: 'application/json',
                                  type: 'POST',
                                  url: contextPath + '/rpc/json-rpc/confluenceservice-v2/addPermissionsToSpace',
                                  data: JSON.stringify(requestArray),
                                  success: function( data ) {
  5. Press enter, and you should hopefully see true a bunch of times (or with a high number next to it).  You should be done!


was trying your script, but i get the following error in the console:

Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token 

appreciate your help.

thx, cheers, Mike

What can I change to remove the permission from all spaces instead?

Hi @Stephen Deutsch 

This is awesome! Thanks so much. One question: is there a way I can use this to apply it to an array of spaces, rather than just all of them?

Best wishes


This worked for me except that it did not set the "Delete Own" permission.  I'm guessing this either changed name or is a new permission.

Ive been working on this and the below command does Delete Own Permission:




I will give that a try next time I need it.

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