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View Only. What's the fastest way to arrange things so a user called readonly (or similar) can only view (& not edit) everything we setup in multiple Confluence spaces? I.e. Everything we create by default is can only be viewed by a certain user.

 

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The easiest way would be to have everyone who can edit in one group, and only give editing rights to that group.

 

See the space permission documentation at https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Assigning+Space+Permissions.  Then configure your readonly user in the Individual User area to only have view permissions for the desirable spaces.

Cheers!

Thanks, we've really tried these approaches. We were hoping for an easy & quick way so all new users were default view only (earning right to edit sort of thinking).

Don't give confluence-users (that is the default group that all users belong to) editing rights in any space – use space permissions to only give viewing rights. 

Create a second group (confluence-editors, for example) and give that group editing rights in each space.  Add the users to that group as they earn the rights.

I think that is as easy as it is going to get.

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