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How to create knowledge base but not to be linked to the portal.

How to create knowledge base but not to be linked to the portal.

I have setup knowledge base but is getting visible to customer in the ticket creation page.

I want to create knowledge base only for internal users in the company and administrators.

Please provide suggestions and assist

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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team May 16, 2022

Hi Joseph,

I understand you want to be able to create other knowledge base articles, but not link these inside a Jira Service Management (JSM) customer portal.   For that level of function, you will need to add the Confluence application to your site.

You can do this within the site > select this site or organization > Products > Add product.  This wizard will allow you to add other products to your cloud site, in this case Confluence.

Once you have Confluence in your site, you can simply create a new space apart from the Knowledge base space being used by JSM.  It might also help to take a look through Restrict access to knowledge base articles.



Hi Andy,


I followed the instructions in the article, but still whenever I get an article or category added it gets displayed in the portal.


Can you advise if there are any other options.

Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team May 18, 2022

Hi Joseph,

I can see your a site-admin of two different sites, but advising you here might produce a different answer depending on the service level of the product.

In general, my suggestion is instead of using Jira Service Management (JSM) to create articles, use Confluence to create these kinds of documents. To make sure this works in the way you want, I would recommend that you Create a blank space first in Confluence.  This way, that space is not linked to JSM, and the content created in a new space then won't appear in the customer portal.  JSM only has the ability to view Confluence content within a linked space. Otherwise, just using Confluence to create new content won't necessarily restrict who can view it.

In sites using Free plan products: Confluence won't permit you to manage permissions, but only users that are logged into Confluence can see the content in spaces outside of JSM linked spaces.  More details in

For sites using a paid subscription: It might be better to log a support request with our Cloud support team over in Just so that we can advise you on what is best for your environment.


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