How do I set default permissions for different spaces?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Space Permissions Overview

We have different groups using our Confluence, and don't want to swamp them with each other's spaces.  We create spaces fairly frequently, and as such I would like there to be a way to set up different spaces for the different groups, i.e. if the space is a "Dev Space" permissions are given to the Dev group, and if it's an IT space permissions are given to the IT group.


Is there any way to do this?

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You can assign users to groups, then assign those groups to spaces to grant permissions. However, the group itself doesn't have any particular rights or permissions. You can assign a group to one space with a particular set of permissions, then use it in another space with different permissions.

However, by default your Confluence site is probably setup to assign access to the "confluence-users" group when you create a new space. That is a special system group containing all users - you either need to remove this from the space after you create it or edit the default permissions under Site administration > Space Permissions.

Out of the box its is a manual process to manage spaces with different permissions, but automation is possible.

Remember that by doing this, users that aren't explicitly given access to a space won't be able to see any activity or search for any of the content in it. Are you categorising spaces to help them filter them? See

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