Prevent Anonymous Users from creating pages

Is there a way that I can prevent an anonymous user from creating content?  I have the global permissions and space permissions set to only view.  However, when an anonymous user clicks the create button, they can create a page.  I would like to use my space as a Knowledgebase for my domain users, but I don't want them creating documents.

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Yes, check the space permissions and make sure "anonymous" has no rights other than "read".

If you think you've done that, then we're going to need to see the permissions for a space where you think anonymous users can post.

I have double checked the permissions.  Screenshots below of the global permissions and the space permissions.GlobalPerms.PNGSpacePerms.PNG

Ok, looks good, can you show us all the permissions for the space (fuzz over any user names that might be in there, and parts of group names, if you have any security worries.  We only need the full list and an idea of the rules about who can do what, not which <identifiable person> can do what)

Thanks for looking at this.  Screengrab below of all space permissions.


Nope, you're absolutely right, anonymous access is not working correctly here.

Only one nagging doubt here before we yell for Atlassian.  When I say "anonymous", I mean "someone who has not logged in to your Confluence".

Is that the case?  You've got a session in a browser where you have clicked "log out", or fired it up and never logged in, and you can still create and edit pages?

Hey Nic-  Yes that's correct.   To verify this thoroughly,  i tested this by building in IE and viewing in chrome (also never logged into Confluence on Chrome).  Hosting Confluence on a VM and i was not logged in on the host, and was still able to create.  Do you know if anyone else has reported this? 

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