How to remove confluence-administrators from global permissions?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Global Permissions Overview

We just test the new major release 6.0.2 and discovered that there are some differences between in place upgrade and clean install:

  • We started with version where we removed the confluence-administrators group and replaced it with a custom group from our active directory. After the upgrade to 6.0.2. all settings are as prior the upgrade: no confluence-administrators group is present.
  • When doing a fresh installation of confluence 6.0.2, the confluence-administrators group cannot be removed at all.

Can you please give a reason why this group has been made mandatory? Do we need to add it again in case we want to proceed with the upgraded version?

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Hi Andreas,


Always must be at least one administration group.

Try to add your custom group to the global permissions, and then, try again to remove confluence-administrators.


Did not succeed: Neither with an active directory group nor using the build in 'confluence-users' ticking all boxes.

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