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I have a hard time understanding what Confluence guest groups are for. I understand normal Confluence groups, but am I right to think that Confluence guest groups are only a different (and not shorter) way of adding multiple guest users to a space?
I really mean add, not give access to: instead of adding guests to a space one by one, you can add them to a guest group, and then under the space's settings, you can add all users from that group to the space at once. However, adding new users to that guest group won't give them access to the same space; you'll need to add them one by one.
Is this really how it works? If yes, why would I use a guest group instead of adding those guests to a space directly?
Got an answer from Atlassian support. Guest groups can't be added to spaces, see https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-74916.
Quoting Atlassian support:
Other than that Guest groups can also be used for:
Please learn more about Guest users from our public documentation:
That would make sense, but you can already do that in multiple ways:
So, I don't think having groups for this too adds any value if they don't operate as normal groups (with their point being that you don't have to manage individual users' permissions for a group of people).