How do I remove/edit a member from a Team Space in Confluence?

I created a Team Space and added member to the space. Now I need to remove and edit their permission, how do I do that? I see the list of people on the Watch Space and it says I cannot edit the list. Please advise.

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Wayne Wong Atlassian Team Jun 11, 2014

Hi Amanda,

What do you mean that ?

Did you mean space watcher?

To manage the watchers of a page or blog post:

  1. You must be the space admin
  2. Go to the page or blog post for which you want to manage the watchers.
  3. Choose Watch > Manage Watchers.
  4. The 'Manage Watchers' screen will appear. The left-hand column shows the users watching the page or blog post. The right-hand column shows the users watching the space.
    • To remove an existing page watcher, choose the icon (trash can) next to the user's name.
    • To add a user as a watcher of the page, type their username and choose Add

If you mean by adding group user, you must be Confluence Administrator, to do it.

To add members to a group:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configurationunder Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Groups in the left-hand panel.
  3. The 'Groups' screen appears, showing a list of groups. Choose the group to which you want to add users.
  4. The 'Group Members' screen appears, showing the users who belong to the selected group. Choose Add Members.
  5. Type the username(s) of the people you want to add to the group.
    • If you want to add more than one member, separate the usernames with commas.
    • You can also search for and select users by choosing the search icon, as described in Searching for Users.
  6. Choose Add to add the member(s) to the group.

To remove members from a group:

  1. Choose the cog icon, then choose General Configurationunder Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Groupsin the left-hand panel.
  3. The 'Manage Groups' screen appears, showing a list of groups. Choose the group from which you want to remove the user.
  4. The 'Group Members' screen appears, showing the users who belong to the selected group. Choose the 'Delete user from group' icon next to the user whose group membership you want to remove.

Or if you mean by you want to revoke the group's permission

Updating global permissions

To view the global permissions for a group or user:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Global Permissions in the left-hand panel. The 'View Global Permissions' screen appears.

Add or edit group and user permissions as follows:

To add permissions for a group:

  1. First add the group to Confluence, if you have not already done so.
  2. Choose Edit Permissions. The 'Edit Global Permissions' screen appears.
  3. Enter the group name in the Grant browse permission to box in the 'Groups' section. You can search for the group name.
  4. Choose Add.
  5. The group will appear in the list and you can now edit its permissions.

To add permissions for a specific user:
(Consider adding the user to a group and then assigning the permissions to the group, as described above, instead of assigning permissions to the specific user.)

  1. First add the user to Confluence, if you have not already done so.
  2. Choose Edit Permissions. The 'Edit Global Permissions' screen appears.
  3. Enter the username in the Grant browse permission to box in the 'Individual Users' section. You can search for the username.
  4. Choose Add.
  5. The username will appear in the list and you can now edit its permissions.

Hope these help

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