How do I grant access to a single space?

I have an external user for whom I have created an account. I want her to be able to access just one particular space, but no others. How do I do that?

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You can either add this one person to their own group and add that group to the space, or you can add them  where it says "Individual Users" in the permissions section of the space you want them to see.

In order to make sure they don't have access to any other space, you have to make sure they don't belong to any group that has access to any other space. 



Yes, that's what I thought. It used to work and now doesn't. We recently upgraded from 5.5 to 5.8 - I was wonderign if something has changed?

What isn't working? Are they not accessing the space or able to access other spaces as well?

First off, your configuration may impact external access. If you are using Confluence Cloud it shouldn't be an issue, but with Confluence server, depending on how access to the server is configured, people may need VPN creds to access.

So let's say that external people can connect to your instance. Just go to the space in question, select Permissions under Space tools in the lower left corner (with the Default theme) and add that account to the Individual Users section.

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