How to hide a specific label (or labels) in Confluence pages Edited

Hi Guys,

We have a situation where we  have scripts that generate labels and other scripts that find and process pages based on those labels.

This works fine. 

The problem is that we end up with a lot of labels (for internal use ) messing up the page for the user. 

And worse, if the user decides to clean up his page and delete some of these "meaningless" labels, the scripts won't work.

 Any ideas of how we can hide specific labels while still allowing the user to create and delete his own?


Many thanks



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This can't stop users from deleting the labels, but what if all your internal labels were prefixed with an underscore. You could then educate your users thatny label in this format is an internal label and not to be touched.


yes. that is what we had ended up doing.


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Peter DeWitt Community Champion Sep 27, 2017

Mordechai, not sure if you can get that granular.  Maybe you could create a new label field for users to use.  You could then make the default label field read only or remove it from the edit screen for your issues.

Thanks Peter.

Sorry I neglected to mention that the problem is in Confluence (not Jira) :( .

I corrected the heading above.

Peter DeWitt Community Champion Dec 20, 2017


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