Restricting access to some users (confluence)

Hi All

I have confluence 4.3. Recently a few users joined our organisation and we want to restrict their visibility only to one space that they are working on.

The problem is the moment i create their account they become member of group confluence-users and get access to all of our spaces which allows confluence-users to access their space.

And if i remove their subscription from confluence-users group then they can no longer see any space (irrespective of if i give explicit access to that user for a particular space)

How can i restrict their visibility only to one space?


2 answers


If you go into the admin pages and look at Permissions you will see that the confluence-users group is added by default.

If you remove that group, then only the groups and individuals who have permission to see the spaces can see them.

This means you'll probably have to remove the confluence-users group from all your spaces to make sure permissions are applied properly. Cheers.

Hi, how about removing them from confluence-users and adding them to a new group (just for them ) with "can use" permission in global permissions, then in the space that you wish them to work with, set the permissions right so that they can use the space.


Is that possible? I thought all users were automatically added to the Confluence Users group and couldn't be removed from it.


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