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JIRA project roles capability in Confluence for managing permissions in a granular way

Dear community,

Is there any macro, add-on or some sort of tweak to achieve project role capability in Confluence Cloud offering? All I want is that creating custom roles and assigning users to the correspondent roles to have granular permission in Confluence cloud just like in Jira Software!

Kind regards,



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Davin Studer Community Leader Jan 20, 2020

The best way to do what you are looking for in Confluence would be to create groups that correspond to your roles. Then you would assign permissions to the groups instead of users. After that is setup then you could simply add/remove users to the groups to grant permissions. It is a bit of setup work, but it will make Confluence permissions much easier. I do not assign any permissions or page restrictions to individual users. I ALWAYS assign permissions to groups ... even if it is just a group of one person.

Hi Davin,

Thank you for your swift reply. Actually, using groups for permission is pretty much what we're doing right now and this is where the administrative challenges emerge from. Let's say you have 90 projects in your Confluence. Then you end up having to create many many groups to imitate role in JIRA. I wish Atlassian's permission scheme was consistent across products. Again, thank you for your response.



Davin Studer Community Leader Jan 21, 2020

Yeah, it is unfortunate. I would recommend maybe using script to automate that process a bit for you so that it is not quite so tedious. One thing we did was use the Power Scripts for Confluence app to automate the creation of new spaces so that this is easier. You could also look into the REST/XML-RPC API's or possibly ScriptRunner for Confluence to make the process a little easier.

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