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How to change the page author in Confluence Cloud?

I'd like the change the author of a page to better reflect the ownership of a page.

There's a few questions about this but they seem to be old and don't relate to Confluence Cloud.

Is there a way?

 

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Hello John and welcome to Community!

There actually is a recent question about it: Is there a way to change the creator of a page on Confluence Cloud? .

Hope this helps,

- Manon

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Not possible.

That is exactly the answer I was looking for... 

NOT

 

Please everybody, vote for this feature on the JIRA panel...

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I am tired of voting for features. 

My meeting minutes summary page is marked as authored by the consultant setting up the space and that cause lot of unnecessary questions and doubt that this is actually the meeting notes from meetings guided by me.

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When I "need" to do this, I just copy the page that I want to change the owner on. As soon as I copy the page, I become the "Created By" person on the page.

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Sounded easy, so I gave it a try. Page names have to be uniquely named within one space, so my solution was to rename the "Meeting Minutes" title into "old Meeting Minutes" and move them into my personal space and from my personal space copy them back into the original space. This way I didn't have to rename a lot of sub-pages of "Meeting Minutes". Nice workaround, thanks.

Just so I’m clear, Atlassian provides a SaaS to a huge number of global enterprises, is itself a public company with a market cap of almost 40 billion dollars, and does not support a method to change Confluence page creators?

 

For companies that have experienced staff changes (ie all companies), the solutions is “just ignore the name of that person that is no longer with your company who authored all the pages”?

I just ran across this issue as well due to staff changes.   Need to update the page creator information --- I find that unreasonable that one cannot do this.   I can change ownership of Jira projects, but not pages created on Confluence?

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So the accepted answer for cloud is there is no solution? WOW, if only our clients accepted those solutions! I'll be using that in my next meeting with a client... I'll let you know how it goes!

A work around could be to get the new owner to copy the page and delete the old one.  Painful, but you will get the result you are looking for.

This will work from a page navigation standpoint (can park the page where the old one was) but it doesn't work from a bookmark standpoint (i.e., how most people navigate) since the page index changes when it's copied.  All permissions have to be re-applied as well, which can be quite onerous.  It's ludicrous that simply changing the author isn't supported.

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We use Confluence as a documentation site. The fact that you cannot alter or hide the author's name is absolutely ridiculous. I don't want my name (or that of any of my colleagues) to be permanently visible, nor do I want any GDPR conflicts regarding coworkers who have left our company.

This needs to be changed now.

I was looking for something similar. You can't change the author but you could add the Page Properties macro.

This can be hidden if you want but it'd allow you to specify the page owner / reviewer / review date or whatever as fields in there. You could then pull that into a report.

I've had to use the "copy page" approach when I have truly needed to do this, but have always assumed it is locked down / not changed, as that is the person that truly created the page (irrespective of employment status, staff changes, etc.). Probably for the same reasons you wouldn't change the user / date timestamp (created by) on a database record. Just guessing...

That is surely something to consider in principle.

But at least someone with Admin privileges on Confluence should be able to purge the name of persons no longer working for the organization without having to resort to desperate measures like using SQL statements on the database (which isn't an option for cloudhostet installations anyways) or copying and deleting the respective pages manually (and thus destroying bookmarks, hierarchies and whatnot).

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