How can I get a list of all space administrators in my Confluence installation?

We are looking for a way to get a list of space administrators for our Confluence installation. We have 150+ individual spaces and we need to extract a list of those users who have Space Admin rights. I've seen the macro that will pull space admins for individual spaces but that does not meet my needs.

Is there any way to pull a list of anyone who has space admin privileges from any space within an installation? We're on Confluence 4.2.8.


Brett Creech
Educational Technologist, Purdue University

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Joe Wai Tye Atlassian Team Sep 04, 2013

Hi Brett,

You should be able to do so via creating a custom user macro. You can find the full details of how to do this via this Knowledge Base article - How Do I View A List of All Space Administrators for All Spaces

Joe, we tried this - however our installation has ~180 spaces and I'm estimating over 50,000 users; we use Confluence as our university-wide wiki here at Purdue University. We ran the macro and it caused a lot of stress on the system.

Is there any thought to possibly have a report created that a system administrator can run that will list all spaces and space administrators? I think that would be a helpful addition to any administrator tools.

Looks like you can do this with the Confluence REST APIs. The SpaceDirectoryEntity object has a getAdmins() method that should get you what you want.

Is there another option, such as using a SQL query to get this information?

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