Restrict viewing for Confluence Administrators?

Our Leadership Team would like to set up a private community within Confluence to discuss sensitive topics.

We are able to restrict the pages for regular staff, but not for people with Confluence Admin rights. These people can see all pages, even when they are not in the list to view the space or a specific page.

We also tried using a private community in the Community Bubbles plugin, but this is also visible to Confluence Admins.

Problem: Many people on the tech team have Confluence Administrator access but should not be able to see the information discussed by the Leadership Team.

Question: Is there a way to restrict Confluence Administrators from seeing specific pages?

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Here is what we did for the restricted space:

· Created an “Oops. That page is restricted” page to redirect to an unrestricted page in another space on the wiki.

· Installed Visibility plugin for {show-to} macro

· Modified restricted space layout:

o Added the following to the Header: {show-to:groups=confluence-administrators}



Any confluence admin who needed access to the restricted space was removed from the confluence-administrators group, but retained sys admin privileges.

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Try setting the view restrictions specifically on a page and see if that works. If you find that it does work for you, any child of that page will inherit its restrictions. I use this to prevent Admins from editing certain pages, not sure I have ever tried to restrict viewing though....

Yeah, that doesn't work, unfortunately.

I am assuming that the answer to my question is, "you can't restrict viewing for confluence admins," but I wanted to ask here just in case.

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We had the same issue. Our admin users now have two seperate accounts. One with regular user rights and one with administration rights. They are asked to only login as admin when required.

So they won't see hidden pages by simply using Confluence.

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Considering how many ways there are for tech team to view page content (f.e. run some SQL code against backend database), consider using something like

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