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Task assignee's can see assigned tasks, but cannot complete them via checkbox, even though they have edit permissions on the page containing the task?

In a group space, I have individual pages created for various team members which are used to assign tasks.  These users have view access to the top level space, but edit permissions on their respective task page.  They can see the tasks assigned to them in their tasks view, or task list macro, but cannot complete the task via the check box.  They receive a permissions error when attempting to do so.  Where am I going wrong?

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 07, 2016

They need to have Edit Permissions to the space and if you're placing restrictions on pages then you need to be sure they are included as an editor in the restrictions as well. Can you verify they have access in both places?

That is completely illogical.

 

This is a BUG!

Hi Steven, 

They do not have edit permissions to the space, just to the child page.  My hopes were that the top level space would be read only, and their individual tasks pages could be modified by each team member, but it looks like this is not the case.

Regards.

Sub-pages will inherit permissions of parent page, and can only be made more restrictive, and will not take precedence over the space permissions.

That may be the case, but it's completely illogical in the real world.

There are many many many use case where we want to expose only one/few documents. Having to grant permissions to the entire space makes no sense.

 

Having to grant permissions to the entire space, and then manually lock down everything EXCPET THE DOCUMENT YOU ARE TRYING TO SHARE is way too much work.

 

This is a BUG. Fix it!

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It's not a bug, it's the way it's designed, and Atlassian have no intention of changing the design.

You could try raising it as a change or improvement, but it's not a bug, and it's very unlikely to get very far.

Then it's a design flaw.

Either way...

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 09, 2016

Sorry Wightman, but restrictions only restrict the already existing permissions.

This is like saying, "You can't get security clearance for room 1A because you don't have clearance for ALL of the build's first floor".

That's absolutely correct. 

You can't get to room 1A without going through the first floor.

You don't need permission for every room though, only the one room.  Hallways are just thoroughfare.

If you can navigate TO the page you should be allowed to have permission to check your name off on a simple list.

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I came her for the same use case, someone needing to tick the box of tasks i've assigned to them, without them needing edit access to the whole space and me not wanting to give edit permissions on space level and than to have restrict about all pages accept for one :-(....

I've run into this limitation of the current authorisation architecture of Confluence many times :-(.

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Come here with same request. But it is a pity that it is impossible. I really think tick the box of assigned tasks are different than page edit permission. 

We have the same problem and would be gratefull if this could be changed. I don't repeat all the arguments already mentioned.

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