Setting Global Permissions on Confluence

Hi there

I have set the global permissions for a group to include admin permissions, however this is not being applied to existing spaces. Or more to the point, it worked for a while and then reverted the user permissions in the spaces, but not in the global permissions.

Is there a way to ensure that the user retains their admin permissions, and that those permissions be applied to all existing spaces?



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Hi Amy,

If you have administrator permisssion on Confluence, you can do the following to access spaces you don't have access to:

  1. Choose the cog icon, then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Space Permissions under Users & Security in the sidebar
  3. Locate the space in the Individual Spaces list and choose Manage Permissions

Thanks and regards,
Paula Silveira 

Dear Paula


I am looking for a way to change permissions on all our spaces at once (we have over 30). Is this possible?




Hi Amy,

At this moment I do not know possibilities to bulk change Confluence permission, but watch this addon at Marketplace:

Now this addon can "only" show the effective permission on Confluence on one summarized page, but manage permission is among of the "coming soon features".

BR: Attila

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