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How to import a space without including the users of that space?

I exported a space (XML file) from Confluence account A and imported that space to Confluence account B (XML file), when the space was imported successfully, it includes all the users' accounts of that space (Confluence account A) to the users' list of Confluence account B. I don't expect it to include the users of that space. Will there be notifications sent to those users (which I do not want to happen)?.

How can I import a space without adding the users of that space to my list? Thank you

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Same here. @Friedemann Wagner @Diego Were you able to solve the case?

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Diego Atlassian Team Apr 19, 2021

Hello there!

According to our documentation, @Dieu Anh Nguyen , users should not be imported with the Space export:



The full procedure is described here:

Import a Confluence Cloud space 

With this in mind, I would like to understand the following:

  1. How did you notice those new users?
  2. How did you import the space into your Confluence site?
  3. How did you export the confluence space?

Let us hear from you!

We had the same issue earlier this year, i cant recall how exactly we did it but we will do it soon again as we are getting content from external vendor. This content (last time) included a lot of user accounts which we then manually deleted. 

I for sure dont know how the vendor exported but next time we import i will document the steps and see if the accounts come again. 



and now it happened again. Imported space from our Vendor and 80! new users in our system. 


How can we mitigate this? 
is there a way when our vendor exports the space to leave our the users?

How can we mass delete users from our space?


Thanks a lot


@Diego shall we have a call so that you can view the situation?


Thanks a lot


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