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ContentPermissionEvent: Telling add/remove events apart

Manuel Bähnisch October 25, 2018

I'd like to record permission changes on pages. I already found this but figured I might be able to implement something myself with the help of the Scriptrunner Addon.

I created a custom Event which listens to the ContentPermissionEvent being fired. Generally speaking it would be enough to log something to console stating how a permission was changed. I also found out that the confluence database keeps the set of page permissions, whereas no entry means "full permissions and EDIT/VIEW are written according to what I configured.

The following shows the script that I got so far.

import com.atlassian.confluence.core.ContentEntityObject
import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import org.apache.log4j.Level
import com.atlassian.user.User

// create Loglistener
def log = Logger.getLogger("")


def event = event as ContentPermissionEvent
def contentid = event.content.idAsString
def contentPermission = event.contentPermission

def permissionString

//group our user
permissionString = "Group: " + contentPermission.groupName
permissionString = "User: " + contentPermission.userName

permissionString = permissionString + ", Type: " + contentPermission.type

// Log data from Event"PermissionEvent registered for PageId " + contentid + ", details: " + permissionString)


Apparently the event seems to be not smart enough to tell adding and removing permissions apart. In both cases the log entry is the same. Is there a way to tell them apart?

Thanks allot for any pointers.

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Ekaterina Berezutskaya
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August 15, 2023

Hello Manuel! Did you find the answer? Is it possible to know whether the permission has been added or removed?

Manuel Bähnisch August 15, 2023

Hello Ekaterina, 

sorry, found no solution back then. To be honest I didn't look further into it. So there might be a solution now, that I don't know of. 

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