Space permissions can be assigned to user groups or to individual users of Confluence. 

You need to be a [space administrator|Confluence Glossary#space administrator] to assign [space permissions|Space Permissions Overview].

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# Click the '*Browse Space*' link for the space. This is located at the top of every page and beside the space link on the dashboard.
# Go to the '*Space Admin*' tab. This tab is only displayed if you are a space administrator.
# Click the '*Permissions*' link in the left-hand panel under the heading '*Security*'. This will display the space's current permissions assigned to the different [groups and users|Users and groups]. 
# Click the '*Edit Permissions*' button.
# The '*Edit Space Permissions*' screen appears, as shown below.
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# Access the '*Edit Space Permissions*' screen as described above.
\\ The *Groups* section shows a list of groups which already have permissions to access the site.
#* To assign permissions, check the box next to the relevant group, for each of the required permissions.
#* To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
#* To add a new group to the list, type the group name into the text box labelled '*Grant permission to*' and click the '*Add*' button. The group will appear in the list of groups and you can then assign the permissions.
#* To search for a group:
#** Click the !MagnifyingGlass.png|alt="Magnifying glass", title="Magnifying glass"! icon. 
#** In the '*Group Search*' window, enter all or part of the group name. You can use an asterisk '\*' as a wild card.
#** Check the boxes to select the required group(s). 
#** Click the '*Select Groups*' button. The group name(s) will appear in the 'Grant permission to' text box. 
#** Click the '*Add*' button.
# Click '*Save All*' to apply the permissions.
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# Access the '*Edit Space Permissions*' screen as described above.
\\ The *Individual Users* section shows a list of users who already have permissions to access the site.
#* To assign permissions, check the box next to the relevant user, for each of the required permissions.
#* To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
#* To add a new user to the list, type the username into the text box labelled '*Grant browse permission to*' and click the '*Add*' button. The user will appear in the list of users, with 'View' permission assigned, and you can then add more permissions if necessary.
#* To search for a user:
#** Click the !MagnifyingGlass.png|alt="Magnifying glass", title="Magnifying glass"! icon. 
#** The '*User Search*' window will appear. You can read more about [searching for users|Searching for Users]. 
#** Check the boxes to select the required user(s).
#** Click the '*Select User(s)*' button. The username(s) will appear in the 'Grant browse permission to' text box. 
#** Click the '*Add*' button.
# Click '*Save All*' to apply the permissions.
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If you are using [Confluence Hosted|http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/hosted.jsp], anonymous visitors cannot access your site. Read more about the [feature limitations in Confluence Hosted|CSH:Limited Features in Confluence Hosted].
 
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# Access the '*Edit Space Permissions*' screen as described above. The *Anonymous Access* section shows the space permissions granted to all anonymous users of the site.
#* To assign permissions, check the box for the required permission.
#* To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
# Click '*Save All*' to apply the permissions.
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You cannot grant space '*Admin*' rights or Page '*Restrict*' rights to anonymous users.
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h5.RELATED TOPICS

[Space Permissions Overview]
[Viewing Space Permissions]
[Revoking Space Permissions]
[Users and Groups]

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