Only view permission for whole space and add edit rights for specific page

Hello,

I have a space where several groups are only able to view and edit the whole space. For only one group I only assigned in the space permission, the view and comment permission.

For the space the one group, which only have view and comment permission, should have edit right granted for a specified page and its child pages.

I thought I can do with this solution, to add the edit restriction to the parent page. So that group will be able to edit and create pages. But it did not work

Anyone know the reasons or a solution?

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You likely have to go the other way:

  1. Grant edit permission to the group for the entire space.
  2. Lock down all the other parent pages so that group can't edit them.

 

Thank you for your answer! With this way, the group will be able to create new pages elsewhere.

Sadly true. Supposedly there is a way to use the free ServiceRocket Page Approval plug-in to restrict page creation; I haven't used it myself, so I can't comment. I also encourage you to vote for this feature request to separate Edit and Create privileges: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-4087

Another problem with this approach is that edit restrictions (unlike view restrictions) on pages are not inherited, but only apply to that one page. So you really need to apply edit restrictions to every single page individually, and that won't keep people from creating new pages.

Pretty sure they are inherited by children of the parent page, but that still does not prohibit creating new pages.

Milo, that would be what you'd expect, but it isn't the case. See the information on https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Page+Restrictions .

I know that documentation page explicitly says a user or group with edit restrictions on a parent page can "see" the child pages, but I tried it, and they can also edit the child pages.

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