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What happens to a user's personal space when the user is deleted from Confluence

According documentation in below link, when a user is deleted, the personal space is not deleted and will be accessible to system administrators or members of confluence-administrators only. Is this the case when the user that got deleted in managed in Confluence internal directory only but not applicable when user is managed by LDAP?

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/delete-or-disable-users-138318.html#DeleteorDisableUsers-Personalspacesarenotdeleted

However the below KB link mentions that the deleted user's personal space will be inaccessible, even to system administrators or members of confluence-administrators.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/confkb/personal-space-disappears-after-removing-user-from-ldap-294486514.html

The information in the above links seem to be conflicting.

Is the KB article specific to user being deleted in LDAP directory only??

1 answer

Hi Sunita_Patro__Bob_Swift_Atlassian_Apps_,

We had similar case. User that wrote a page, doesnt work anymore in our company, but his page/s are still in confluence and we can edit, comment, etc. them without any restrictions.

I'v just checked those page/s. ;)

Hope my answer helped you.

BR,
Srdjan

Thanks for checking Srdjan!

I exercised it in my local instance and i found the personal space is accessible to system administrator. 

Does that mean that whatever mentioned in the KB is applicable when user is managed in LDAP external directory?

https://confluence.atlassian.com/confkb/personal-space-disappears-after-removing-user-from-ldap-294486514.html

Hi again,

I'm really not sure about personal space/s

 

Possible solution:
You can create dummy user, space, etc. and see what will happend when you delete that user. 

 

BR,

Srdjan

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