It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Is it possible to give users edit rights to pages within a space without giving them rights to add pages?

Ita Sherlock Oct 24, 2012

Whilst I am very eager to have my user community collaborate on pages, and edit them jointly, I need to start to restrict the capability to add pages, as people are putting them in the wrong places, and creating new pages rather than adding content to existing ones.

So, I need to be able to allow a group of users to edit pages but not add them.

I have tried just giving them View rights to the space, and then using Page Restrictions to give them edit rights to specific pages, but unfortunately the space-level rights over-rule the page level ones so this doesn't work.

Any suggestions>

2 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted


You're correct, the "Add" permission will cover both scenarios. So I'm afraid there isn't a way to allow a user to edit a page but not to add pages. Sorry for that.

Please let us know if you have further questions.


0 votes

Hi There,

To achieve this goal about your pages you can set the default space permissions, so you can restrict your users to add pages, see below how it works:

So basically you can create a group, then add your users to this group and so restrict the permissions of your spaces to this group and unchecking the option "add pages". I hope this helps.



Ita Sherlock Oct 24, 2012

How does this allow them to still be able to edit pages? The "Add" option seems to cover both from what I have read in the documentation.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
This widget could not be displayed.
This widget could not be displayed.
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

Confluence CVEs and common questions

Two vulnerabilities have been published for Confluence Server and Data Center recently: March 20, 2019 CVE-2019-3395 / CVE-2019-3396 April 17, 2019 CVE-2019-3398 The goal of this article is...

963 views 0 19
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you