change default group for sign up?

We don't want to allow users to sign up to the group "confluence user". Those who use the self sign up function should become members of a group with more restricted rights. How can this be done?

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Sam Hall Community Champion Jan 02, 2017

I think for server, it is not possible to change the default group for new users to anything other than the 'confluence-users' group. 

I could only find this related question/answer, which I don't think helps much, here:

Is there any reason why you can't do something like the following steps?:

  • Create a new group called 'confluence-full-users', initially with the same default space permissions as 'confluence-users'.
  • Add all the existing users that you have in the 'confluence-users' group to the new 'confluence-full-users' group.
  • Update/restrict the default space permissions for the 'confluence-users' group as you see fit, so that new, self sign up users get only restricted rights by default.
  • Admin can then add users to the 'confluence-full-users' group to give full access/permissions as needed.


Thank you Sam,

this is exactly the workaround we thought of.

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Sam Hall Community Champion Jan 02, 2017

What version of Confluence do you have? Cloud or Server?

Hi Jean Bausch,

My guess its not possible to restricte confluence user group. its a default group when sign up to confluence users add into confluence user group. if you don't want user  in confluence user group then move other  group.


User sign up options  don't  Allow people to sign up to create their account

Thank you,

We are using the server version V6.0.2.

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