How to allow editing only for a single page?

I got a confluence space with the pages A, B and C. There are also 3 Groups "authors-A, authors-B, authors-C". Each author group should be able to edit their top-level page, including all pages in the tree that are located below the top level page.

I've tried several approaches:

  • Restrict editing of A for B and C --> Does not work practically, as editing restrictions are not inherited to child pages
  • Do not allow Page Add for authors-A, authors-B, authors-C in space permissions--> Does not work, nobody can edit anything. Even if the restrictions for the page allow editing for its authors

How to restrict the authors group to their space?

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Bill Bailey Community Champion Sep 07, 2016

The only way I can think of to solve this type if issue is through a workflow. I have used comalatech workflow in the past for managing complex review processes, and you can use it to set page permissions based on events, assigning them to individuals or groups. Would take some work to write the workflow, but could then be fairly automated after that.

Page restrictions should be inherited by child pages. Let's focus on that, and describe what is happening.

According to the Atlassian documentation, editing restrictions are not inherited.

I stand corrected: view restrictions are inherited, edit restrictions are not.

So you're only options are to monitor the space and manually lock down each newly-created page OR break it up into different spaces and lock them down by group.

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