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How to make drafts and other page versions public?


I've found this article of yours that states: 

  • by default, users with View-only permissionn (sic!) will only see the most recently published version – they can't see draft versions
  • users who have Edit or Admin permission can see all versions, and easily switch between the latest published (final) and draft versions

In line with it, currently on my space users who don't have Edit permission cannot see other versions of the page (can click on them though), nor can they see the "un-reviewed" version that preceeds the final one (however all view restr-ons are lifted:1.png)


Can I achive any ( maybe all? :) ) of the following aims:

  • Make all versions acessible to users;
  • Make pages in "review" state (not final) visible to users.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 09, 2022

@Pyotr Novokreshchenov Welcome to the Atlassian community

The whole reason for version control is to prevent information that has not been approved / published from being made visible.    It is also there to ensure that only one source of truth, latest version is what individuals look to.  If you have edit or admin permission then you would see everything you are looking to give users.  So you would need to give all users edit permission.  I don't know why everyone would need to see this information unless they were truly editing and contributing to the document.  

Thank you for the quick and comprehensive answer!

The idea behind restricting access to versions looks reasonable to me now.

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