Edit-rights on a page-tree within a restricted space Edited

Atlassian Confluence 5.9.7
We have a space for technical documentation, that only a group of administrators is enabled to see and edit.

Within this space we have page trees)* for several subprojects. Some of these page trees are to be view+edit-enabled for external users (contractors of us), who must only see and edit these special page trees within the otherwise for them invisible space.

We've tried to do this via page restrictions but as the external users do not see the whole space they don't see their sub page tree either.

What can we do to get what we intend?

Thank you,


)* - With "page trees" I mean a structure of pages and subpages.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 06, 2017

Hi Thomas,

you can't add permissions for single pages in a confluence space. It goes the other way round:

- All users can see the space

- All the pages that your external users are not allowed to see have to be restricted to your internal users.

But that's a hell of administration and I would not recommend that.

Thanx Thomas,

I had expected this. 8-[

Beyond this our external user must not only get viewing rights but also edit rights, so maybe it would be the best to transfer his content into a separate space.

That brings the following question:

Is it possible, to include the content of this separate space into a page in the the space, where our documentation has to be seen together - as a kind of html:<iframe>?


Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 06, 2017

an iframe wouldn't help, because you have to login to that included page and then you don't have the permission to see that included page :-(

Maybe the multi-excerpt plugin might help you: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/biz.artemissoftware.confluence.multiexcerpt.MultiExcerptMacro/server/overview

It is not for free, but has an option to declare excerpts, which you can include in other pages and override the original permissions.

Think about, if you really want this behaviour. It can be used to override the permission system in your Confluence completely...

Btw, we have bought this plugin, it works well, but we have not activated this enhanced permission thing.


is it possible to embed excerpts from other spaces?

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 06, 2017

yes it is

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