Site Homepage setting has no effect for normal user

Hi,

because the old dashboard does not exist anymore in confluence 6, but we want to have a start page that only lists all existing space, I tried the following workaround:
I created a new "welcome" space with a home page that links to the spaces that the customers should access.
Then I opened the further configuration as admin and switched the "Site Homepage" to this welcome space.
I set the permissions of the new welcome space to "read permissions" for the customer user account.
But still, if I login as customer, I am redirected to the dashboard which shows all-updates.
How can I prevent this? Why is this redirect working for my admin user account, but not for the customer user despite the correct permission settings?
Regards,
Stefanie

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Our customers also wanted their list with all the spaces they have access to back too.
Iam not sure about your way of a new space and using that as "homepoint". But we use the "Custom Dashboards for Confluence" - Addon now. Costs little money, but creating a site dashboard (with space list) or custom dashboards for each indiviual space is very easy and useful.

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Susan Ostreicher Community Champion Jul 21, 2017

We use Confluence Cloud, but we're experiencing a similar problem, and we learned that it's been reported as a bug.  You might want to watch this issue: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/ID-6349

Ok, so basically it is not possible to configure a start page unless you buy an extra add-on just for that?!

I wonder why so many basic things have to be bought in confluence as an add-on ... 

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