How to hide People tab in Confluence

I need to hide People tab form the Confluence bar

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Hi Bob,

There's a specific permission based for user.

if you need just to hide this tab you can use a javascript.

Go to Confluence Admin -> Custom HTML and add the following script :

jQuery().ready(function() {



yes, they can.



Thanks for your quick reply!

Using this javascript, can users still use mention capability?

it works perfectly.

Thanks so much!

I would prefer CSS and Confluence Admin > Global Stylesheet for this purpose in order to avoid bloating my installation with JavaScript code that is executed on DomReady:

#people-directory-link { display: none; }

Also note that jQuery.hide does an asynchronous animation in the background. If you want to stick to your JS solution, I would definitely prefer:

AJS.toInit(function($) {

To prevent people to call the url:


AJS.toInit(function($) {
if (document.URL.indexOf("browsepeople.action") > -1) window.location.href="/";

Roman, Please confirm where to apply your custom script to disable "people area". is it "head section" in Custom HTML? or somehwer else? Thanks in advance Tomek

Hey Tomasz, not that this is only preventing to access the page in the Browser. You still can access the people tab by e.g. turning Javascript off or using cURL. But exactly, simply add this in Custom HTML in the head section. Greets from Munich, Roman (adabay GmbH)

Thanks Felix

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