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How do I stop a user following me?

I know how to stop following a user. However, someone is following me and they do not have access to log in as they aren't in the country, yet they wish me to stop them following me.

Is there a way I can do this as an admin or otherwise?

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Hi Brett,

I'm sorry to say that it isn't currently possible to stop users from following you, although there is an open feature request to ask that this functionality is added to a future version of Confluence and therefore I can only suggest that you watch/vote/comment on the ticket to encourage our developers to prioritise its implementation: http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-16285

However, the only workaround I can think of for you to resolve this issue would be to 'hijack' the user's account by using your admin permissions to change their password and then stop the user from following you through their own profile. They could then use the 'Forgot your password?' link to change their password to keep the instance secure, without having to ever share their password with you.

All the best,
John

Thanks, ended up solving by shutting confluence down and executing the following in SQL

delete from follow_connections where follower = ?

Where ? is the user-name.

Can't reset passwords as it's managed through AD as a read-only directory, thought that could be helpful for others to know.

Thanks for your help John.

is it possible to code a plugin which utilizes the https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/5.9.2/com/atlassian/confluence/follow/DefaultFollowManager.html and its unfollowUser Function? can this function be used as followee to remove a follower from an authorization point of view?

We may develop a plugin with the unfollowUser function 

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