How to keep track of a curator for each page?

We'd like to assign each Confluence page a user who's responsible for keeping the page up to date (a.k.a. "curator") and display that user's name somewhere on the page.

We could of course do this manually, but we'd prefer a smarter solution, e.g.

  • If no curator is assigned to the current page, display that parent page's curator (recursively).
  • Whenever a page is created, automatically assign the creator as the curator (must be able to change later).
  • Display the curator in a non-intrusive place, e.g. along with creator and last editor below the title.

I assume this is possible using a combination of metadata, templates, scripting and velocity template modifications.

Does anyone have a solution or concrete idea on how to implement this?

Update: We're looking for a free solution without commercial plugins.

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Jun 16, 2013


Unfortunately there's no free solution I could think of for this. Ad hoc workflows plugin is a paid method to accomplish something similar, that's the closest I can recommend, sorry to say there's no other way known to me yet.

Kind regards,


Albeit you look for free solution, I wanted to mention that the Archiving Plugin automates the process of keeping your pages relevant and valid, and it also supports the notion of supervisors (which is a synonym to "curators" in this sense).

Supervisors are space-scoped, at the moment, but there is a public feature request to support "page owners" (per page and per page tree). Please vote on that if that'd solve your use case:

Check out the plugin documentation to see if it fits you 

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