There is no way I know of to change a space key. The name can be changed, but the key stays fixed troughout the life of the space. You are correct that the only way to "change" the space key would be to copy the space to a new space with the desired key.
I used a workaround: created a new empty space with the desired key, then moved all pages from the old space to the new one. If there are many pages just below the main page, it may be helpfull to make them a child of just one (maybe empty) page within the old space first (which is possible by drag and drop) and then move this page to the new space.
You can use this to change the space key.
Copy the space with this plugin. While copying the space you'll be prompted to type in the name of the space and space key. After changing those, export the space you copied with the new space key and import it to the confluence instance you want.
Download the Copy Space for Confluence plugin and install it
For manual installation;
Administration > Global configuration > Manage add-ons > Upload add-on > browse (select the jar file you downloaded) > Upload
To use plugin;
Spaces > Space directory > click on the space you want > Space tools > Content Tools > Apps > type in new space name and key (you can check the boxes to copy the options specified) > Save
Your Space Directory should have your copied space with the new name and space key. Now you can delete the space with the old name.
Hi there, a few of us at Atlassian would love to learn about how you use "space settings" functionality in Confluence. A facelift to the space settings is long overdue and we want to start with impro...
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