Yellow Administration Banner in Confluence

The yellow banner in Confluence that says:

You have temporary access to administrative functions. Drop access if you no longer require it. For more information, refer to the documentation.


I do lots of Confluence Admin and I am in and out all the time.

I don't want to drop admin access just to log in again in 2 minutes just to get rid of the banner.

How do I turn this "helpful" banner OFF?

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jun 28, 2012

Do you just want to hide the banner, or do you want to turn off having to re-enter your password in the administrator console entirely?

The latter is easy - you can disable Confluence's Secure Administrator Sessions feature by following our documentation -

The former can be achieved 'easily' by injecting some overriding CSS styles into your Confluence instance that force the banner to be hidden - if you need to some help working out the correct style to apply, just holler :-)


I would like to turn off the banner. I don't mind the logins - I appreciate the security - the banners are just unnecessary and annoying given the overlap they create.

Any instructions you can provide to remove the banner would be much appreciate and (not that you need them) a quick 50 karma points for you ... every point counts when your on your way to 10K though right :)

You can add this to your instance's Custom HTML at the end of the head:

<style type="text/css">
    display: none !important;



This will hide the banner when you're outside of the admin console, but unfortunately won't hide it when you're within the admin console (custom HTML is not applied to the admin console to reduce the chances of you locking yourself out of your own instance).

If you really wanted to get rid of it in the admin console, you could build Confluence from source and remove the banner or write a plugin to include the CSS in the admin console (using a web-resource module).



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That did the trick. I am not so worried about inside the admin console. Thanks for the help!!!

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jun 28, 2012

Just because it's Friday, and I was looking for something to do, here's a plugin to hide the yellow banner across all pages (including the admin console). Download the binary here and source code here.

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Too good Joseph!! Thanks.

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jul 01, 2012

No worries, mate! It's the little things that count :-)

Hi @Joe Clark I tried to install the plugin, but I did not observe the version of your plugin, I used version 5.9, and I get a message now, so update to version 5.10.8, but it is not removed, you know how I can Remove this (in version 5.10.8 no longer appears the yellow bar).


You have any idea to help me on this topic. Thank you very much in advance.




Joe Clark Atlassian Team Jul 19, 2017

There was a formatting error in my code example - use < and > instead of &lt; and &gt;



Thanks You! Great @Joe Clark 




Joseph - this was the first plugin i installed but it didnt work. Do something!!! Its really annoying from the minute I logged into Jira.

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Mar 04, 2014

Hi Mohamed, the plugin I built is for Confluence, not for JIRA. Try this solution instead:

What about where I am using an on demand instance

Same issue here - how do I turn these off? It is annoying and intrusive to have my workspace spammed with the same messages again and again. And it is spam - I did not opt in and I cannot opt out

Joe Clark Atlassian Team May 19, 2014

I don't think there is any way you can customize this if you are using an OnDemand instance. In this case, maybe you could look at using a browser extension like GreaseMonkey to just hide the banner on your browser?

I think the burden should be on Atlassian to enable a user to turn this feature off. After all, I am using the "paid" version of the app; I should not be subject to unwanted marketing messages. These are not merely account status or downtime notices. IMHO Atlassian is exploiting access to my workspace to spam me with sales and product info. I don't think this practice would hold up under scrutiny against compliance to marketing communication best practices.

Joe Clark Atlassian Team May 19, 2014

Hi Carolyn,

As far as I know this question is about the "temporary access to administrative functions" banner, which is a security feature in Confluence.

I'm personally not aware of the sales and marketing banners that you are seeing. Could you please show some screenshots of what you are seeing? You can upload them here or email me (jclark @ if you'd prefer.

Kind regards,

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