Replacing 'space creator'

We have many spaces for which the creator is long since left the company. If we use something like the Confluence Archiving Plugin, the notification email to the creator goes nowhere. I want to reassign the 'creation' rights and ownership to another user so that the email will go to a real account.

How do I do that?

Jim.

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Hallo Jim

One way would be to use the Copy Space plugin, to copy each of the affected space to a new space key. That way, the person who copies the space becomes the new creator of the space. This would, however, change the URL of all the pages in the affected space.

Another way would be to add a new space, then *move* all the pages from the affected space into the new space. This way, Confluence will automatically fix all internal links so that they point to the new space. It will also offer people a redirect if they send a request to the original URL.

A third way would be to add the original space creators back into the userbase, as dummy accounts. Remove them from the "confluence-users" group, so that they do not have access to Confluence even if someone figured out the password. They will also then not count towards your licence count. And give them an email address that goes somewhere sensible.

I hope one of these suggestions fits the bill.

Cheers, Sarah

Thanks Sarah, I figured the dummy account route would be the best way to go. That's what we'll do. It's the option that impacts other users the least.

Jim.

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