Is it possible to create a "publically visible but unlisted" page in Confluence?

Hi. I'd like to create an page in Confluence which is at the same time:

  • visible for anonymous (non-logged-in) users if they happen to know the URL, but
  • listed in neither page lists/trees nor search results nor whatever listing mechanism Confluence supports.

Is this possible?

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Hallo Marcel

Yes, it's possible. You can create a special space for such pages, and mark the space as "Archived". See the docs:

Space archiving is available in Confluence 4.3 and later.

To make the page not appear in the left-hand nav panel for the Documentation theme, and to ensure it isn't listed as a child page of any other page, you can add it at the root level of the space. Choose "Browse" > "Pages" and add the page there.

The page will appear in Google search results, but not in Confluence search results, dropdowns, etc.

The permissions of the space and site will determine who can see the page, provided they know the URL.

Cheers, Sarah

Thanks, I will try that. (Unfortunately I have to upgrade Confluence first.)

Hi Sara, could you help me? I did what you recommended but no result.

I marked the space as archived, created the page and logged out. Tried directly the URL to the page and it still asks me to sign-in.

Does it mean that for this to work I need to grant Global Access for anonymous users? But that would mean that the anonymous users see the dashboard and other thing. Is ther an alternative to that?

Hi Jorge.

Yes, I had had to grant Anonymous Access with at least view permissions (and any other action -- like comment -- you want to allow for anonymous users).

Also, please mind that you have to run at least Confluence 4.3 or later.

I did as Sarah stated and it works pretty well. For me, edits do not show up on the Confluence Dashboard.

ok, but then its clear. For our purposes, we din't want to grant access to anonymous since we don't want people to see the activity stream unless they sign up. But now I see that we can also have that as long as we make all the spaces not viewable for anonymous.


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