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User in multiple groups how do permissions and restriction then get applied?

Meleri Campbell Jun 01, 2016

I have 2 user groups:

confluence-users group  Permission: Cannot delete pages

Group 2 Permission: Can delete pages

Some users in the confluence-users group will also appear in Group2.


When I apply restrictions to pages if I restrict it to confluence-users group does that mean Group 2 users, that also appear in the confluence-users group, be able to delete the pages because they have the permission from the Group 2 group? or do they only get the permissions assigned to confluence-users group on that page i.e. cannot delete the page?


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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jun 01, 2016

It's permissive, so it's an "or".

In your example, let's say you have:

  • Alice: is in confluence-users
  • Bob: is in group-2
  • Chuck: is in both confluence-users and group-2

Your permission say that only people in group-2 can delete pages.  So, Alice can't delete, because she's not in a group that lets it happen.  Bob and Chuck can both delete because they are in group-2 which can delete.

Chuck's membership of confluence-users does not matter because the group confluence-users does not grant any permission to delete.  It's not really "confluence-users group cannot delete", it's actually "confluence-users group doesn't allow delete, so it's not relevant"

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do you have permission to check what each group can and cannot do?

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