Page tree permissions / restrictions

How do permissions / restrictions work in a tree of pages?

If I have a page structure like this:

A, permissions for group X

    B, permissions for group Y

    C, permissions for group Y


I.e., B and C are under A.

If A has restrictions enabled and only allows group X to view/edit the page, and B has that set up for group Y, will A.X also be applied to B? That is, a member of Y that is not in X is not allowed to view B, because A's permissions also apply to B and C?


1 answer

1 accepted

1 vote
Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Dec 12, 2017

Hi Stefan,

viewing restrictions are inherited by the child pages (the whole tree is not visible if you are not permitted to view A)

editing restrictions are not inherited. They are only valid for the restricted page itself.

In your example, Y can't see anything.


Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Dec 12, 2017

You're welcome, @Stefan Ludwig

If you think, your question is answered, please mark it as answered with the check sign.

Other users with similar questions find answered questions more easy, if they are accepted.

Thank you

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

380 views 21 10
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you