You are not allowed to remove all the Administration Permissions for this space


Only recently we started to use Confluence. As an unexperienced user I had set the Global Space Permissions so that the group "confluence-users" has Space Export and Space Admin permissions.

I now want to remove these permissions for any newly created spaces.

When I try to do this in the global Space Admin (/admin/permissions/doeditdefaultspacepermissions.action) I get the following error:

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Reading some documentation about this I had understood that I had to remove this specific security setting in each individual existing Space before I can change this global security setting.

As a Confluence Administrator I have checked all existing Spaces and have removed this Space Export and Space Admin permissions from the confluence-users group.

When trying to remove these default permissions again I get the exact same error message.

Anyone has a suggestion what I can try/do next to get these global security settings changed?


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I have just solved my own question!

The problem I was facing is that I only had the confluence-users group with the permission to administer spaces. I realized that I had to add the confluence-administrators group first and then remove the confluence-users group permissions!

I'll leave it up here so you don't make the same mistake I made smile 

Thank you Jacques for sharing answer.

You post saved my efforts smile.

I'm glad it helped!  thumbs-up


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