how to restrict access to a certain section on a page

I need to make certain sections on all my pages in Confluence uneditable. Is this possible? If so, how?

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What about using an include instead? They still may be able to edit the page that is being included if they have rights to the space its coming from but at least they won't be able to on the page you are including it on. 

I was thinking that. He could restrict editing on the included page, too.

Davin Studer Community Champion Mar 30, 2015

Include is the way to go. Just make sure they don't have perms to edit the included page.

Users would be able to remove the include, though.

Yes that is true. This would also require some training letting them know not to remove that. If a user has edit rights though there really is no way to stop them from doing that.

How about this arrangement: You have three pages: one has the content they can change, one has the content they can't change, and the third shows both of them via includes. You then restrict the latter two, and allow them to edit only the first one -- they can't remove the includes (since the page with the includes is restrcited) and they can't edit the restricted page, but they can edit the unrestricted page.

Am I missing something with this `include` proposal?  If a page was authored with an `include` directive to a resource that is restricted, any viewers of said page WITHOUT permission to the included content would receive this UGLY and UNFORTUNATE message:

Unable to render {include} The included page could not be found.

That's in no way acceptable for our team's use case(s).  In addition, this include error message does not look professional as the page will appear broken to users.

This would only be the case, if users don't have viewing permission, Dan. Just restrict editing, not viewing.

 

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Mar 30, 2015

Nope. You are looking for this (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-5913).

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