How do I hide the People Directory with OnDemand?


I've got a hosted OnDemand instance and I want totally distinct external user groups for their own Confluence spaces and Jira projects.

Specifically, I do not want users in one community to have any knowledge of users in the other community. This means no lookups with @mentions etc.

How do I do this? It seems I can do this with a non-hosted version by hiding the people directory.

Thanks in advance!


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Seems you can't totally ringfence people so they've got zero visibility of each other. So had to spin up another instance. Not ideal, but acceptable.


Hi Matt,

I suggest contacting Atlassian Support by raising a ticket in the OnDemand project at to ask if the JVM flag can be set for your OnDemand instance.

I'm not 100% sure with the OnDemand infrastructure which components are shared across instances and which are instance specific so it may not be possible if JVM options are shared, but Support would be your best bet for getting an answer on this.

Hope that helps?


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