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Restricting Child Page Creation for Parent Page


I've created a template I want to force users to use when creating a new page under a parent page. Let's call the parent page "Forms." I want to make everyone use the template when creating a new "Forms" page. I've already created a button that will automatically load the template and place the new page under the "Forms" parent page. However, I'm not finding any way to restrict people from just creating a new page and then moving it under the "Forms" page. Does Confluence have the capability to lock down parent pages in this way?

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Davin Studer Community Leader Aug 26, 2019

Welcome to the Community Nathan,

Unfortunately, there is no way to lock down only being able to have child pages be from a specific template. You could audit it though. If you add a label to your template then all the pages created using that template will get the label. With that you could do a search like this to find all the pages under the parent page that do not have the label (hence not created by the template) and inform you users to use the correct method for creating the child pages.

http(s)://{your server}/dosearchsite.action?cql=ancestor="{parent page id}" and label!="{your template label}"

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