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How do I change a space key?

NM May 30, 2017

Is there a hack to change the space key? I know that it is fixed but what if we want to change it after creation without having to copy/delete spaces?

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 31, 2017
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Bill Bailey Community Leader May 31, 2017

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.

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Calvin Dike I'm New Here May 16, 2019

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

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/212/copy-space-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview

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 > 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.

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Ashish Wani I'm New Here Wednesday

You can not change the space key once it is set while creating a space.

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