Script to add multiple user to watch multiple spaces?



I would like to add multiple users to watch multiple spaces in Confluence - preferrable through script or directly into the database. Is it possible and how?

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Hi Trinh,

I wasn't able to find this functionality in Confluence. I believe it doesn't exist from default. You may want to try to use the CLI from Bobswift which may provide this functionality.

I hope this helps!



Unfortunately, Confluence doesn't provide the ability to set space watches for another person - see The CLI can't work around that limitation. It is different for page watches. Here is the documentation for the addWatch action found on Add watch to page or space for a user. Any user can be specified for page watches. Only the current user is valid for space watchers.

Thanks for clarifying this information and the feature request link @Bob Swift [Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons]!

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Confluence REST API docs are at Confluence REST Api docs are at You might find something there.

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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Sep 04, 2015

Hi Trinh,

You can use this User Macro I wrote to add space watches for multiple users (unfortunately, you have to do it one at a time, but it's not impossible):

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