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Parent/Child Page Permission Issue Edited

I am trying to create a Space that has View access for everything and Edit access to certain pages.

Config 1:


Space Permissions: confluence-users: View All 

Page Restrictions: Anyone can view, only some can edit

In this setup, I get the following error "No edit permissions in space. Contact a space admin."


Config 2:


Space Permissions: confluence-users: View All | Add Pages

Page Restrictions: Anyone can view, only some can edit

In this setup, it seems that nothing is restricted.  Everyone is able to Add child pages.


Thanks in advance!

1 answer

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Diego Atlassian Team Dec 15, 2020

Hello @Michael O_Pry !

If I understand correctly, you need to have some pages open to be edited and others closed to edit.

  1. For you to achieve this, you could do this:
  2. Create a space (Or navigate into an already existing one)
  3. Add the editing permissions to the groups or individuals you need
  4. Add the “Anyone can view, some can edit” page restriction to all pages
  5. Go to the pages where you want people to be able to edit the pages
  6. Under the page restrictions, add the groups or individuals who you need to be able to edit said page

Page restrictions need to be applied to each and every page in the space for this to work.

For the pages which you need no one to be able to edit, leave only your name under the restrictions.

If you add the confluence-users under the Page restrictions using the "Anyone can view, some can edit" scheme, everyone under the confluence-users group will be able to edit the page.

You can check more details about permissions and restrictions here:



Let us hear from you!

@Diego for step #4, are you stating doing this for every page or is there a setting for all pages?  I see your comment below saying every page, but Step 4 looks encompassing.

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