Restricting Space Deletion Permissions to Site Admins Only in Confluence Cloud

Aresky Bandera March 5, 2024

Hello Atlassian Community,

I'm exploring ways to enhance our Confluence Cloud's security and governance model, and I've encountered a specific need that I'm unsure how to address within the current permission settings offered by Confluence.

Our organization wants to ensure that only site admins have the capability to delete spaces within Confluence, effectively preventing space admins from being able to delete spaces they manage. This is crucial for us to prevent accidental or unauthorized deletion of critical workspaces containing important documentation and collaboration history.

I've reviewed the standard permissions and settings available in Confluence Cloud but haven't found a straightforward way to achieve this level of granularity in permission control. Our goal is to maintain the flexibility and autonomy of space admins to manage their spaces effectively while ensuring that the deletion of any space is a controlled and deliberate action taken by a site admin.

Could anyone in the community advise if they've managed to implement a similar restriction within their Confluence environment? Are there any workarounds, third-party tools, or best practices that you could recommend to help us set up this kind of permission scheme?

Any insights, suggestions, or guidance on how we might achieve this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Linh Pham_Ricksoft_Inc
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March 5, 2024

Hi @Aresky Bandera 

It looks like this permission control has been raised before (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-8063) but unfortunately, I don't think there's a resolution.

However, the space removal will only move space to trash - only Confluence site admin can restore or permanently delete a space. This means there's still somewhat control over space admin permission that prevents unauthorized or accidental space deletion.

(https://support.atlassian.com/confluence-cloud/docs/delete-a-space/)

I'm not aware of any apps that can achieve the granular permission control as your requirements, sorry.

 

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