How can space admins add users to a groups

Space admins can only add individuals via 'permissions' to a space but why can't a space admin add a user to a group?  The space admin should be able to add users to group(s), this should not require full, global confluence admin rights. 

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"Should" or "should not" aside, user management is strictly a site admin ability.

And there is actually good reason. If you as a space admin, decide to add a user to a group, you may unintentionally be giving that user access to another space to which they shouldn't have access.

Thank you, and I understand the need to keep a general user from committing this error but typically a space admin has the level of experience & specific tool knowledge that this use case would be highly unlikely.  Do you know if there has been a request for this feature?

This one looks pretty close:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-5302

Feel free to vote for it and watch it.

Yes, DONE!! Thank you for your input. This really helped.

You're welcome, but keep in mind that, sadly, this request has been on the books for a decade! I.e., don't hold your breath.

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