How do I give remove page permissions to all users from a group for all spaces?

I have 40-50 Spaces and for historical reasons, people do not have remove page rights on them.

How can I fix this, without doing too much manual work?

And, how can I change the permissions so the users will have the desired rights by deault?

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You can make use of the Confluence Command Line interface: It is a remote API client - use it in a loop to apply the permission for your groups/users.

The method you will need to use is addPermissions, with permission removepage. See this for the doc:

I'm afraid there is no way to change the default space permission settings for new spaces.

Adding to Azwandi's answer, if you have CLI 2.6.0, it is easy to do for all spaces using something like:

confluence --action runFromSpaceList --common "--action addPermissions --space @space@ --permissions REMOVEPAGE --userId xxxxx"

or for groups, use --group instead of --userid

You can also look at your permissions via getSpacePermissionList - the documentation will be available when 2.6.0 is released (snapshot only right now).

When doing runFromSpaceList, is there a way to loop through the groups & users for each space? I'm trying to make our old wiki read-only for content reference for an upgrade but have 2000+ spaces with all different users..

I think I can do getSpacePermissionList to text file, then use a script to loop through that and remove the permissions.. sorry - long day and I'm a little new to this :-) I'm going to try it.

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