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Using AD for permission restrictions


We are in the process of introducing Confluence but I have a question regarding the use of AD and permission restrictions. We will be in a position where we will use AD and will have roles - admins, contributors & users. We will also then have sub roles where due to specific training certain material should only be seen by those trained. Without creating a new space is there a way in either AD or Confluence where the sub role can be marked and this is identified as a group which can be given permissions?

Many thanks

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could you point out what your understanding of a role is?

Roles in Confluence are mainly used for System / Confluence admin purposes.

When using AD with Confluence you will see your AD groups depending on your group filter settings. These groups can then be used for:

* Granting access to the Confluence site (Global permissions relevant for license count)

* Defining access and permissions to spaces

* Restricting pages for editing and/or viewing inside spaces

From my point of view the concept you're planning should work.



Hi @JP _AC Bielefeld Leader_ , 

Sorry for the delay in replying, it wouldn't accept my reply at work. 

The roles as I see them ar as suggested with the admin rights being the determining factor but I need a sub group that would arch all the admin roles so that I could use this group in the permissions on a page. 

I hope that makes sense. Many thanks for your help. 



just to make sure: There‘re no permissions on pages, only restrictions. Use them carefully, as multiple restrictions are pretty heavy on performance. Try to handle most stuff based on space permissions and keep restrictions to a minimum or at least handle them on top level pages in a page hierarchy. 



Ok, will do. 


Many thanks 

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